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



 

12 comments:

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!

xoxo~Meg

Amy H. said...

YEAH for my friend Tiffany!

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

Amy

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 day...like 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!