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2 - Paint in your head
Tom, my very wise watercolor instructor, suggests I put a painting I'm working on somewhere I'll often pass by it ... and just think about how I'd continue painting it. No brushes, no water. Just looking ... appreciating ... planning ... imagining. “Just paint in your head,” he said with a smile.
I was a little skeptical (sorry, Tom) ... but it worked. Not only did I find creative solutions for my paintings, I found that when I picked up my brushes again, I was much faster and more efficient than I could possibly have been before.
Is this procrastinating? If so, I'll be doing more of it - and suggest you do, too. Every now and then, step back and make sure project you're working on still makes sense to you ... and that you're creating it way you like. ‘Paint in your head' for as long as it takes. Then, when it feels right, go full steam ahead.
3 - Do something. Anything!
Ever have a goal that was so challenging you were overwhelmed by it? Didn't even know where to start? Maybe felt a little ... uh ... procrastination setting in?
Put your attention on anything you can do that supports your goal, and do it - immediately. Find something else you can do - and do it. Again. And again. Just keep taking tiny steps. Do whatever you can do, whenever and however you can do it. You'll not only move from procrastination into action, you'll eventually reach your goal. After all, isn't that what it's all about?
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