Friday, May 6, 2011

The Bead Biz- Getting in the Groove


I know a lot of bead makers and designers are getting ready for summer shows, with myself included. I thought I would pass on a simple tip that helps me stay on task and inspired.

Do you ever sit down late at night or early in the morning ready to get to work and then feel overwhelmed with the amount of tasks at hand?

I know I get overwhelmed and don't know where to start. If you're like me it takes a couple of hours before I really get in the groove.

I have found when you are working and it's about time to stop, don't finish what your doing. Leave your necklace half strung, leave half of your Etsy listings unlisted, don't clean up. Leave it. Why? The next time you are ready to work you can just pick up right where you left off. When you come in to your studio space the next day and you see that half strung necklace and you still haven't had all your coffee, you can finish stringing it. Picking up right where you left off will get you back in the groove faster.

This post was written by
Jennifer Jangles

8 comments:

Alice said...

Would you believe me if I said this is why I leave my house half cleaned? Not really, but I think it would make for a great excuse.

I love this idea of leaving things not quite finished so the motivation and inspiration picks up where it left off.

Thanks for a great tip!

Norma's Clay said...

Thanks for the tip. I am getting ready for summer shows and I'm behind. But after all I set my own goals, so let's see what I accomplish.

susanlambert said...

I'll try that!

riorita said...

Great idea! Will try to follow it!

EmandaJ said...

Thankyou, thankyou, thank you! That's my regular MO. It leaves my place a bit of a mess, but at least I can see the progress of my projects.

Emanda

Marian Hertzog said...

That is a great idea!

Sally Anderson said...

This makes so much sense. I always feel like I need to finish whatever I'm working on before I stop for the day. But why? It must be a holdover from when we were children and had to put the toys away before bedtime. I'm going to do this. Thanks.

roseworksjewelry said...

Great tip! Except I'm almost ALWAyS in the middle of things :P I guess I do this naturally then? LOL