The Art of Working With Yourself
Everything needs to line up perfectly on a project. First A then B and C – there’s no way I can work on D while B is still a mess.
You get the idea. All the parts have to be perfectly created and be created in perfect order. It’s a method of working that I have tried to break myself of to no avail. Working a project out of order gives me hives and my brain shuts down tighter.
Then, when I can’t move on in the ABC project, I’ll want to start the XYZ project. And, when I get stuck there, I itch to begin another project for PQR.
But THEY Say …
But, I stop myself from starting anything new, because they say that too many WIPs (works in progress) are bad. And therein is the wrench in my wheels.
If I get stuck and don’t allow myself the freedom to work on something else, the only thing that gets accomplished is staring at the ceiling and twitching in frustration.
Who are THEY? And Why Do THEY Rule Us?
What’s wrong with working the way I work? I’m most efficient when I have several projects to jump to and fro amongst.
It generates ideas, too. I can’t tell you how many times I’ll have a golden breakthrough on project ABC when I’m working on PQR.
The danger, of course, is moving on to another project solely because the current one is getting too difficult.
That allows procrastination to rule.
There’s got to be a balance and I aim to find it for myself. I’ll allow myself more works in progress. But how many is the perfect number?
Hmmmm. Must go contemplate now.* Why pictures of crochet stitches? Oh, just because … I love when different can still be similar with a common thread. Yes, that was a bad pun. On the top photo, it’s the metallic that I love. And the Brugges lace with a variety of fillings, bottom photo, gets my creative juices flowing.