The most important thing is not get sidetracked. There is no such thing as multitasking Everyone in the world does one thing at a time. If you know this you will do one thing at a time. It is a freeing thing to not try and do two things at once which is really doing two things not very well.
Plus our world is so full of distractions now that you cannot get really focused unless you unplug your life while you are doing something. Constant barrage of talk radio or Facebook or texting( Lord why did they invent that) makes our lives worse.
The funny thing about being still is that it forces you to reset your brain so you can focus. I often wonder if the number of ADHD cases are indeed exacerbated by these constant distractions.
Cable Tv is also a horrible source of a million commercials blinking in front of your eyes. It is a wonder we can focus on anything at all in this society.
How can you manage your limited time , your precious time, your only available time, with dozens of distractions constantly assaulting your mind. Our minds must be lit up like a switchboard and not in a good way.
More on this tomorrow.
Being the kind of person who loves to be in groups and do something new , I sign up for jobs like that. I love making it up and having a body of people around me to make it happen. What was once a dream , a whim, a desire, a hope is now an full blown into reality event. Events for me are intoxicating. I love the panic and the work and the meetings and the planning and the execution and the cleaning up the mess after. The reason I love it instead of dread it is one thing I realized one day.
The best part of life is problem solving. We get bored with everything going perfectly well and safe and tidy.
the wild love is in the chaos of problem solving.
Painters are problem solving all day long.What is the next brush stroke going to be. What color. How thick or thin, Where is this thing going.
A real artist does this . I don’t care who you are. If you are an artist you don’t have a clue what you are going to do till you do it. That is EXCITING!
Events or Poems or Paintings are all driven by the same thing. Courage to just move your body in the direction of what you want. You don’t have to know anything first. In fact knowing nothing is sometimes best as you might come up with a new way to do something and not just rely on what worked before. Not just doing what worked before is the most challenging and scary and fulfilling and necessary thing in any creative endeavor.