Now to the nitty gritty. Hunker down. What exactly does that mean? To settle yourself down and work in a completely focused mode. All energy is focused on getting your work done. Pretend you are a cell phone. If you want to conserve your power, you only do short texts and stay off all the bells and whistles. Your body only has so much energy to give you. If you spend that energy on emotional drama, your ranting to friends and family will drain your energy. You can literally run out of energy before you get started on your sewing. Have you ever had a child complain about their homework or chores for so long that you tell them they could have had it done in the amount of time they spent complaining? Well… adults do that too.
Plan your work down to the half hour time allotment. Literally sit down with a piece of paper and write down the process step by step. Then write down how much time each step will take. Then write in food breaks. Completely fill in the steps until that eye twitching dress is completely planned.
If you have young children, your next step is to figure out child care. Do these arrangements with as little energy and drama as possible. After the job is done, you can go into detail with much gratitude for their help.
If you are planning tomorrow’s work before you sleep, run over in your mind the best strategy for getting the work done efficiently. Then do what it takes to get some deep sleep. Speaking of sleep, I find that if I get up early, like 4:30am or 5am, and start working then, I am amazed at how much I can have done before 8am. We all have different sleep and work cycles, but you may want to give this a try if you are trying hunker down mode.
Stay tuned for the last part of Hunker Down part 3.