Monday, January 18, 2010

{my list of 10, plus a winner}

Ten things that help me stay focused 
while being Gussy:

1. Keep a creative workspace

2. Music. Must be on!

3. Organize what I need to sew and group projects according to fabric {and required thread color}

4. Keep computer in another room ;)

5. Set small goals. "I will sew through this pile and then I will _______ {eat lunch, take a break, check my email, switch the laundry.}

6. Schedule blog posts to post in the future. This helps me work when it's "work time" and blog when "everyone is asleep". Hah. Should I be asleep then, too...?

7. Meet and maintain blog friends that can encourage you with your creativity

8. Similar to point #4: Mute computer {so dings, beeps, and all other "alerts" are shushed}

9. Maintain a blog schedule calendar {super important}

10. Keep my products something I'm interested in/would want to own

I think it's so important to stay on top of your goals, too. I set weekly and monthly goals and love when I can update them, add to them, or simply check them off my list :) I also really stay on top of my calendar and am always checking it. It helps me to remember what I have going on {especially for upcoming giveaways!} I am really good at overworking my brain. Keeping a calendar helps me to "forget" all the little things. And... Gussy is getting a lot of "little things" lately. Oh my, yes she is. 

I mean, Yes I am.

Okie dokie. Time to take a break since I'm talking to myself. I wish you all a wonderful week. Stay warm! :)

*The winner of Broken Hallelujah's Mary Jane giveaway is Tiffany @ Tessa's Tidings



Bernice said...

I love your blog schedule calendar! Great idea.

Kathy said...

Good morning Gussy!

tracievw said...

I like #7. I can't wait to hear all about Blissdom.

Meg said...

I hope that you have a wonderful week as well! Thanks for the tips! I just love that picture of you, so cute! I get a date with my hubby today, it's birthday!


Amy H. said...

YEAH for my friend Tiffany!

And SUPER YEAH for you to be so organized, JEALOUS!


kaylin rose and mara anne said...

i love the blog schedule calendar...this is on my list this week to work on as well...or a topic a the pictures with the goals too!

Valerie said...

Great list! Love the calendar. That's awesome!

Tiffany said...

OMGosh I am soooooooooooo excited that I won!

Katie said...

such great ideas! My computer is a huge distraction too!

Lindsay - Paint Me A Picture said...

Oooh, make a list for me please!
Thanks you my love!

Heather said...

Can you tell us more specifics about your blog schedule calendar? Love the list - thanks!

emily said...

love and totally agree with #7!