Use of the
DON’T PANIC— Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
STEP ONE: Similar to the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, KEEP CALM AND DON’T PANIC! Downtime can in fact be rather productive as you are suddenly free of the ‘tyranny of the urgent’, you now have time to clean and purge your workspace, your computer, learn a new skill on-line, organize your digital archives, focus on self-promotion and basically everything you have been meaning to do but haven’t gotten around to yet.
STEP TWO: Start with an agenda, the lack of pressing deadlines can leave you somewhat floundering if you are accustomed to thriving in chaos. Make a list of all you aspire to accomplish and prioritize items with a timeline. (Highlighters and stickers optional.)
STEP THREE: Get inspiration, find your spark, slip in some ear buds and summer tunes and get going. Just do it, especially if you feel the need to procrastinate. Feed your mind with creative fodder, good stuff won’t come out if good stuff doesn’t go in.
STEP FOUR: Go for ice cream, invite a client.