Let’s say you have all the intention in the world to paint 45 minutes, 6 days a week. You hit this target just fine for a few days but by the fourth day, some distraction (big or small) comes up and you just can’t get your work done.
When we don’t meet our creative daily goals we are presented with two choices: 1.) we can beat ourselves up for not getting to our goal and thereby burn our energy on blaming ourselves and gnashing our teeth or, 2.) we can choose not to sweat it and instead put our energy towards planning a successful tomorrow.
Think through how you can get to your target tomorrow. Do a mental rehearsal of how things will go and make changes in your plan if obstacles come up in your mind’s eye. Really get your plan down and reaffirm your intention to follow through. Get set for tomorrow.
Spend your energy on focusing forward and setting things up to succeed.