Due to worst than average sleep I lacked focus all day and wasted a lot of time so I feel back on practicing Micro Wins to move feel accomplished for the day.
Micro wins are easy enough to understand. If you have a commitment like I do with daily art or any habit for that matter, there will be days when you can’t perform at your normal level. To fix that and chalk up a win for the day you reduce the effort down to a preset minimum.
Today I spent about 15 minutes on my warmup, 30 minutes on the Dr Who drawing and I skipped my work with The Natural Way to Draw. I got the most important done and put in the time needed.
Now, even though I wasn’t at my best, I feel great about the day. I’m still moving forward.
Dr Who is coming along really awesome for this second version. I’m able to put in a lot of focused time on the drawing.
Previous Dr Who Drawing Posts
- Let’s Talk Paper
- The Subjective and Objective
- Super Cheap Bulk Newsprint
- How is Your Focus?
- Starting Over and Striving for Excellence
- Daily Commitment is Not a Highlight Reel
- Show Up, No Matter What
- Commitment to my Art Practice
- Break it Up to Keep Motivated
- Limit Your Value Range
- Reverse Gestures
- The Tenth Doctor Started
The normal 15 minute warm-up in graphite.
The Natural Way to Draw
I skipped my exercise for the day from the The Natural Way to Draw book I’m sure I can get back to it tomorrow with much more focus.
What went well, what was awesome! Celebrate It!
I love micro wins! I can accomplish something even on the worse days and feel great.
What needs work? What did you learn?
Get my sleep back in order so I can bring my best energy to what I love most.
How am I going to Optimize moving forward?
I’m going to make sure that I get my PM straight and have enough time in bed.