Distractions


It's always something, right?

Today, I'm overly distracted by financial stuff. I have a few commissions to finish, but I keep having thoughts of, "Oh! Post to FB! Post to Twitter!Maybe any or all of these things will help get more commissions!" Since it's something "quick and easy" to do, over the harder work of actually finishing something, then I keep allowing myself to be distracted.

The key for me is to get all of these distractions out of the way. Some people say to tamp them down and ignore them, but honestly? It's productive procrastination. It's not playing games or surfing the endless scroll of your feeds for hours, it really *could* help and they're worth doing. I tend to make a list of all these seemingly frivolous action items, then I get to work doing them. The sooner they're done, the sooner my brain will shut up about them and move on to focusing on the harder thing, like the artwork.

While there is a large "eat that frog" mentality out there, meaning do the hardest task of the day, then move on to the easiest, my brain doesn't allow me to focus when there's littler easier tasks to be done. If I just do them, then it will finally relax and focus on the bigger task for the day. I like this method because it does help get the word out and once I'm done, yes it might have taken an hour or two, but then I can finally have some peace and quiet while I work, with my brain not constantly churning out ideas for helping me. I love you, Brain. But can we not right now?

Short lil tip from me today. Maybe it'll help you too?

Thanks all for reading,
Char

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