Last week there was a post about effective artist habits.
This week, the post is about a very ineffective habit in which many artists indulge - Procrastination
"I tamed my personal art demon – the tendency to think about painting rather than actually painting – by throwing the stuff on the blank paper and telling myself I didn't care about the end result.
I believed it and was saved."
"I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that.
Your mind must know it has to get down to work."
Pearl S. Buck.
Procrastination Videos - You'll really enjoy these!
Video 1 - Procrastination - John Kelly - 4 minute videoVideo 3 - Overcoming Procrastination - Susan Gregg - 3 1/2 minute meditation video
Video 2 - "Procrastination" Tales of Mere Existence - Lev Yilmaz - 1 1/2 minute video
Video 4 - Here and Now: Procrastination - Ellen Degeneres - 3:50 minute videoUnderstanding and Overcoming Procrastination - Linda Dessau
Unlearning the Art of Procrastination
The Little Guide to Beating Procrastination, Perfectionism and Blocks: A Manuel for Artists, Entrepreneurs, Academics and Other Ambitious Dreamsers - Hillary Rettig - 87-page free e-book - "The reason we have trouble overcoming procrastination is that procrastination is a sneaky, stealthy, doesn’t-fight-fair adversary. As you will see, it is expert at disguising itself and its effects, and at misleading you into trying the wrong solutions."
PDF versionStructured Procrastination
Rich Text version