Managing Distractions

A shorter art day today because I had problems managing distractions.

Peter Drucker, as the “Father of Modern Management” said. “There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.”

This described me well today during and before my art time. I was really good at getting things done that didn’t need to be done. But I was able to get some drawing in on Pocahontas and pick up that micro win. Woot!

Pocahontas Drawing in Graphite

Previous Pocahontas Drawing Posts


The normal 15 minute warm-up in graphite.


The Natural Way to Draw

I didn’t get to any exercises from the The Natural Way to Draw book because I did poorly in managing my distractions. I’ll get back to it tomorrow.

What went well, what was awesome! Celebrate It!

I’m still having a very productive day. I’m playing poorly well!

What needs work? What did you learn?

Manage my distractions around art time.

How am I going to Optimize moving forward?

When it is art time everything else goes away, deep focus time!

4 thoughts on “Managing Distractions”

  1. I LOVE that quote “There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.”!!! I need to post it! I’m so glad you commented on my blog this week. Somehow along the way I had stopped following blogs and now I’ve resubscribed to yours. It’s wonderful to see your growth too! And I love that you’re still documenting each session. I enjoyed that process for a while but with some life changes have had to prioritize my time and energy to making work when I can and do less posting/documenting.

  2. Oh, Distractions! They often get the best of me, too. Call me Alice, because I repeatedly go down rabbit holes. They can be fun, and even relevant (Patreon, new apps, even found a new online platform to teach classes), but they suck my time, and honestly, my energy. Efficiently doing what I ought never have started in the first place. You are certainly not alone. There’s definitely common humanity in this challenge. Way to go bringing awareness to the issue and committing to working on it.


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