This is obviously a problem for me. And working at home makes it even harder.
Don't get me wrong..... I love being able to get up in the morning and work in my jammies for several hours. At least until someone comes knocking on the door. Then, I'm completely embarrassed. But sometimes when I'm searching for inspiration or lacking ideas and/or motivation, I find it very difficult to stay focused on one single thing.
Take this morning as an example.
I get up, go downstairs for my morning energy boost (aka Diet Dr. Pepper.... not a coffee drinker) carrying my notebook that I've been doodling in. Feed the dog. Let him out. Go into my "room" and get my computer going.
Huh. Imagine that. I didn't finish the drawing I was working on last night.
So I sit down and pick up where I left off.
Fifteen minutes later, I realize I haven't let Yukon back in. That would explain the scratching I've been hearing at the door. So, I go let him in. Walking through the kitchen, I see that I left my notebook on the table.Hmmmm..... you know, if I put those two little sketches together, maybe I can make it work in a fabric design. If I just sit down on the couch and doodle that now, I won't forget about it....
When I uncurl myself from the couch half an hour later, I'm wondering where I left my Diet Dr. Pepper.
So I go back in there and spot some fabric I was cutting yesterday.
All I need to finish this quilt that's laying on the floor in the dining room is to add the borders on the ends. I started doing that 5 days ago. But what is 5 days when I've had this particular exchange quilt pieced together for two years.
Since everything is right there and I really need to put this quilt away and get back to work, so I cut the squares. Walking back into my room, I set the blocks by my sewing machine. But before I can sew them together, I have to put away the basket of fabric I pulled out last night. I take it over and look at the shelf that I had it on, under my cutting table.I wonder if those storage bins and shelf that I saw at Target recently would fit under there. That would be so much better than these mismatched baskets. Then they wouldn't move when Yukon leans up against them....
So back over to my computer I go, to check the size of the shelf online. But guess what? I still haven't finished the drawing I started last night. And my Diet Dr. Pepper? Still in the kitchen. The quilt that just needs the borders? Still laying on the floor in the dining room. My notebook is probably still on the couch in the family room. And I'm still in my jammies.I really need to work on keeping my focus. Hmmmm. Maybe I should do a blog post about that.....
I grab my camera, start snapping pictures, and here I am. Writing about how I can't stay focused.
I really need to get back to work.
But it looks like it's time for my zumba class......