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#2296 Confessions Of A Procrastinating Potter...

Posted by JeanB on 28 August 2010 - 12:19 PM

I did it again. More pots got too dry to trim because I was goofing off again. I spend long hours searching (and surfing) for inspiration and motivation, but end up wasting far too much time. I have a great place to work, 400 pounds of clay, and no oomph to get things done. I have several shows coming up, and no new finished work, which should get me motivated, but sadly, no. And how do I spend my time? At the computer, (my freelance drafting "real job"), playing with the dogs, watching tv, lunch with my potter friends, running errands, trying out new recipes, talking on the phone, playing computer games, garage saleing, etc. Basically life interferes with my pottery. I'd love to set up a routine and stick to it, but can't seem to get it going. If I start working and get interrupted, then I'm done for the day. I set up regular hours at my studio, and it worked for a while, but my husband is off work for the summer and he keeps me busy, so my regular hours will have to wait till school starts again in the fall. Excuses - I have a million of them!

So, please tell me what you do. How did you establish your routine? What gets you motivated to work? How do you avoid distractions? What do you do to get back in the groove after a distraction?