A Micro Wins Day

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.

Micro Win!

Now, even though I wasn’t at my best, I feel great about the day. I’m still moving forward.

The Tenth Doctor David Tennant drawing

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


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.

Session Details

  • Session: 2842
  • Work: 1749
  • Width: 12"
  • Height: 18"
  • Medium: Graphite, Charcoal
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 1.25
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Christopher Beaven

Christopher Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."

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2 Responses

  1. Never underestimate the power of a micro-win. They can change your life…and the world.
    Keep it up. One micro-win small step at a time!

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