So far, being self employed is awesome. It's got it's down sides, like adjusting to not having a regular pay cheque, and being hyper-aware of every dollar you spend (probably a good thing, regardless). Another thing I am struggling with is avoiding distractions.
For me, a sink full of dirty dishes is a major distraction. A dog-hair covered rug cannot go without being vacuumed once I notice it. If I hear an email come in, I get distracted at the computer then have a hard time getting back to my sewing machine. I'm finding myself being distracted by other things that are equally as productive, but maybe not as high up on my list of importance as completing an order...
So, that is something I am struggling with, but I'm sure it will come with time. I am very proud of myself for a few things... first, I have not let myself sleep in, and I always start my day by 8:30. I take a bit of time every evening to tidy my studio before calling it a day, and things are staying organized and under control... Lastly, and totally unrelated to work, I am eating so much more healthy! Having the time in your day makes a world of difference... I start my day with a smoothie, have a home made granola bar a little later on, leftovers from the night before for lunch, then a homemade meal for dinner. I'm embarrassed to admit what my previous diet consisted of... a big, sugary muffin for breakfast, fast food for lunch (we had no lunch room and by lunch hour I was desperate for an escape!), by the time I got home I'd be so exhausted we'd probably eat out again, or I'd throw a frozen pizza in the oven... I really love to cook and bake so it has been awesome to have the time and flexibility to do so.
So, overall, life is good! Staying on task is something I've really struggled with over the years; I tend to have so many ideas, so many things going on in my head it's hard to focus on just one for fear I might lose my great ideas if I don't act on them in the moment! That's something I'd like to work on and improve on.
In other news, I finished the custom bra I was working on. I really like it but am really anxious to hear how it fits! Fingers crossed!!