Just keep on keeping on.

August 1, 2018

 

One of the most difficult things for me, I find, is managing my time. I often struggle to make sure that everything is moving at the pace it's supposed to (sometimes this is made even more difficult by outside factors like actor's availability), and I often struggle to find the time to be able to do everything I'm supposed to be doing.

 

It's mostly my own fault, I should just do stuff as and when I get it, get it out the way and then crack on with whatever else, but more often than not I get side-tracked, either with the kids or with some other project. It's a never ending cycle of irritation when I have a load of stuff to do but don't have the drive to do it. But I have plenty of drive to do other stuff that I probably don't need to do.

 

I'm not entirely sure how one counters this outside of just getting on with whatever it is that must be done and pushing the more exciting projects back in favour of the more urgent ones.

 

Today, for example, I've spent the morning building the crowdfunder for Onus, which will be going live relatively soon, but I know that I still have editing to do, I still have a short film that needs music, I still have other things that need to get done.

 

I find it difficult to try and get excited by things I'm not all that excited about. That might sound like a bit of an obvious thing to say, but it's importantly to note that when I am excited about something stuff does get done. I will make a short film, I will produce a script, I will edit that film, it's just that I need to be in the mood or whatever, and that's super frustrating when I know that that's what I need to do but I just... meh.

 

It's a very first world problem, and one that I problem shouldn't be moaning about, but truthfully I needed to fill this blog up with something and that made the most sense.

 

Anyway, I'm currently in the midst of a super irritating and frustrating pre-production issue with Onus and that's taking up all my focus at the moment. I thought I'd take some time out to write this here to just clear my head and get it down. Sometimes that does help.

 

What I really need is a daily reminder of everything that needs doing and the time to be able to do it. One day it will happen, I'm sure, but until then I'll just keep doing what I'm doing, and undoubtedly reach the near end of a deadline and panic finish everything together.

 

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