The other day I read an article regarding the difficulties of working at home. I imagine there are many people who think it would be fabulous to be at home all day and it is to some degree. The difficulty lies in treating your day as a day at work rather than a day at home. Staying disciplined is probably the hardest part. Lately I know I have completely fallen off the "discipline wagon". I've been surfing the net way too much......I see this as a form of procrastination...I really don't need nor am I interested in what Tom or Brittany are doing. I also have been spending a great deal of my time doing everything from laundry to dishes.... more procrastination and neglecting my own studio time.
So after reading this article I decided to shake things up a bit. Today I've begun scheduling my entire work day. This morning I was up, showered and dressed as well as a little lip gloss ........why not........by 7:00am. I made out my list of errands for the day, scheduled in studio time, yoga and meditation (a must or I'd go insane) errands I need to run, gallery stuff etc. etc. I even penciled in my blog. No where did I write down dishes or laundry........that can wait until my work day ends at 4:30. So I'm hoping to do this daily. Perhaps I shouldn't say "hope" as that seems to wishy washy.......I'm going to do this daily.
I have so much studio work to catch up on and so many avenues I am interested in pursuing with my artwork that if I hope to get work done I do need to be more scheduled and I must say, that little bit of lip gloss did make me feel much more put together.
On a side note, I heard Oprah picked Eckhart Tolle's book "A New Earth" as this month's book pick. I read it when it first came out as I loved "The Power of Now". It is a life changing read if your ready for it. It is one of the top five books I have ever read.