Feeling totally swamped with day-to-day emergencies and tedium? (yes)
Feeling overwhelmed with too many responsibilities? (yes, yes)
Feeling like you wish you had more arms, more eyes, twice more brains, and a lot more pep? (yes yes yes!)
There are so many distractions that can take our attention away from what’s important. Many things are urgent, but the truly important things are usually ones that have no immediate deadlines, other than the ones we make for ourselves.
Lately I’ve been preoccupied by the urgent and neglecting the important. To encourage myself focus on the work, I’m re-reading The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp, a book I’d have to say is the biggest influence I’ve ever had on my work habits. Twyla’s writing seems to have the effect on me of wanting to drop everything and rush to the studio.
Or maybe I just need more iron in my diet…