Everybody says that the way to get things done is to set yourself targets and goals.
Well, it seems as though that’s what everyone says anyway. I freely admit I really do need to get things done that I have been putting off for too long and so I am trying to listen to such advice.
So, I have five dolls on the go at the moment. I am working on all of them at once, having procrastinated quite long enough.
I have decided to set myself a goal of getting them done and dusted at last.
This is one of the five, not quite finished yet, made entirely of vintage stuff from my own collections…
My goal is to complete a doll a day for the next four days.
It’s half term next week, and life and lad tend to intrude on quiet making times during school holidays.
So by setting myself a do-able goal I am laying down a deadline and a challenge to myself to be disciplined.It’s all part of a necessary girding of my loins (what exactly loin-girding involves I’m not entirely sure, but it sounds impressive) and pulling myself up by my bootstraps.
I am determined to be miserable, lazy, procrastinating and defeatist no longer.
I have signed up for a proper business course, to teach me some financial skills I feel I currently lack.
Rather than let the things I don’t know make me fearful or tearful, I have decided to confront them head-on.
Yesterday’s lovely bit of winter sunshine seemed like a nod and a wink that I was on the right track.
So, instead of lazing about or taking advantage of a lift, I took a lovely stomp down through the park, past burgeoning crocus flowers, to a previously-arranged lunch date with Jane of Goodlife Vintage and Maria of Sunshine – Lovely Vintage Stuff for You and Your Home.
It is early days, and these are but baby steps (albeit in the right direction.)
But I’m hopeful that, with a little help from my friends and a good attitude, a doll a day will keep the blues away. ♥