It haunts me...it calls to me...it distracts me from doing things that I need to be doing. My fabric stash is always on my mind and begs me to come home and create something awesome with it. There are gazillions of ideas floating around in my head. I have orders due and a show coming up in November that I am not even close to being ready for. So why do I procrastinate so much. One more cup of coffee, one more hour of bookkeeping, one more load of laundry...then I will go cut out my next batch or sew up my WIP that's just sitting there waiting for me. WHY DO I PROCRASTINATE!?!
All week long, all I do at work is wish I was home sewing and wait impatiently for the weekend to get here. Once I actually sit down to sew, I'm fine and I just whip it right up. I am not unmotivated or lazy or unsure of how to proceed...I am just a procrastinator and my laptop and Facebook are right in the middle of my issue and keep me from making that short walk across the room to my sewing machine. Will I miss something if I step away from it for a minute? I think I may be addicted!
I thought I might ground myself from my computer, but I actually need it for things like writing my blog and calculating yardage for my next project...and don't forget about the bookkeeping job that I actually really need to do. I also use my computer to keep in touch with my daughters and interact with my sewing pages and models. My Etsy and Facebook shops are there as well as my website and vendors. No, I can't ground myself from my computer as it is a very big part of my work life and social life, as well as how I run my boutique.
Should I put myself on a computer time budget? Would that work? Maybe I can use computer time as a reward for completing a project? Hmmm...that might work. Or, like Nike says, JUST DO IT! I think I will try that route first.
Okay. I am going to just go do it...right after I finish just one more cup of coffee :)
I am the mother of 3 grown children in their 30s, the grandmother of 5 boys, and have a love and need for creating pink, frilly, blingy, girlie things. With no outlet for my very feminine creations, I decided to open up an on-line boutique where I can share the result of my passion with other people.