Ok. So it's been 24 hours since our big "party day". What that really means is it is time for me to catch up.
First, I got some sleep. Then I did a little shopping (online). Then I worked on our Christmas cards. I actually got a lot done. It's a good thing. Because none of these tasks required me to get out of my jammies. Of course I didn't get near enough done today. The are way too many things I have to do for the holidays.
I am curious. Are you ready for the "holidaze"? It's a stressful and crazy time for everyone. Especially if you are dealing with painting commission deadlines for customers who need their paintings before Christmas! Not finishing in this case pretty much doesn't work. A deadline is a deadline and you do need to get things done on time. It's not really an option to deliver one late. Bummer.
So what do you do?
My best tip for getting things done (when you are behind) is to wake up early and head immediately to your studio. Well, after you get coffee of course. That's an automatic. It's very important that you leave your cell phone in the kitchen. (Or if you absolutely have to have it nearby at least turn off the volume.) Just tune out the distractions. All of them. Music is ok.
Then start painting and paint and paint and paint. Take a break for lunch (or more coffee) and paint again. Before you know it, you just might be done. I know this approach sounds simple but it works.
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