Regroup, Reorganize AND Get Motivated
It doesn’t take very long before all the seasonal joy of the holidays dissipates and we find ourselves feeling the doldrums of the wintry months ahead. All to easily we can be consumed with those lethargic feelings and the constant yearning to remain in our pajamas for several hours each day is a reality. The idea of breakfast in bed which can easily transition into lunch in bed sounds very enticing; even dreamy! What keeps me going when the couch/bed potato plays like a lullaby in my head? Of course my youngest son obviously has me getting out of bed in order to prepare him for school. But what keeps me from climbing BACK into bed or onto the couch with my favorite blanket?
Cleaning My Studio! This does wonders for my spirit. After completing a project, like the quilt I just finished for my dear friend Paul, and taking the time to revamp all that appeared to be strewn throughout my studio my mind instantly cleared. Believe it or not stepping down to a clean working space invites creativity and a positive energy. Who wants to start a new design when it looks like Santa’s elves had a huge Christmas party in the studio?
Spitballing (or as Drea likes to say Brainstorming)
My lovely red-headed assistant had never heard of the term “Spitballing”.
She was quite offended when I suggested that prior to diving into our days tasks we needed to huddle and “Spitball” ideas back and forth. After giving her the definition of what the term meant she was more than willing to comply with my request. The idea of spitballing opens the door to new ideas, perceptions, and growth for future business. This can be especially helpful when your mind feels a bit “stuck”. Bouncing thoughts off of team members, friends, and peers not only bring enlightenment to my projects but often enables me to wiggle out of that heavy “stuck” feeling that keeps me from moving forward.
Nothing gets me inspired and rejuvenated like finding amazing fabric! I just bought this “Tula Pink” material, and it has me humming a tune and dancing around the studio. My web of creativity is spinning away and I am so excited to put vision to thread! A little fabric therapy does wonders for this quilter!
Motivation comes in numerous forms. Perhaps it is music, or a quote that is hanging in your quilting area. Whatever the source I would love to hear about it! It’s always nice to tuck away a new idea to prevent the winter blah’s from provoking me into becoming a couch/bed potato!