What do you Not want to do today?
For me, today it’s painting shutters instead of writing a blog post; or instead of working on one of the many new rug designs in progress; or even selecting new paint colors for my own little interior project—reviving a former bedroom occupied by one or another of our children over the years.
OK, so I took a break from the shutter work. After all, client projects are much more enjoyable!
The particular pair of exterior shutters I’m talking about (yes, just 2 of them!) has been in my studio since last Fall, over the entire winter. Even with a great place to work on projects like this in any season, I didn’t have to try too had to walk by them and look the other way every time I was doing something more “immediate” and enjoyable, even painting up color samples.
Now, finally, it’s almost Fall again and the prep is done. I’m on to the surface color, so the end is in sight and, once done, I might even get to organizing the office and studio –again.
The point is, that every time I actually accomplish a long-procrastinated task, the reward is so much sweeter—as in, “I Finally did it!”
Here’s my color celebration, in advance!
The trick is to find the creative in the mundane.
What are Your tips for doing this?