My hyper-productivity has come to a screeching halt. My mornings and nights have been more challenging with my son lately, so I’m not getting as much done or sleeping well. Which means my focus is suffering for it.
That being said, I still made good progress on CreateQuest today, then did the first session of a massive tattoo:
Realism is challenging, mostly because it takes so much maintained concentration — and you can’t move quickly. I’m happy with the progress, but wish I had more time to spend on it today. The top section is just grey-lined so I have the stencil “committed” when I go back to work on it in about six weeks.
What was awesome?
Progress on a large design.
What needs work?
I felt more unfocused today than I was yesterday or the day before.
What did I learn?
Sustained focus over long periods is difficult to maintain. But setting a timer for a break and an alert that the session is nearly over is a good idea — it let me know when I needed to focus on getting the rest of the stencil applied for next session. Here’s to hoping he takes good care of it!
And don’t forget to check out CreateQuest – a project that I’m working on with Chris Beaven. It’s our mission to bring creatives together in an empowering community with a focus on improving the world, not just changing it.