next in the 'inku goods' series is focus. working from home has a different collection of distractions that working in the office has - you still get the email alerts, but now there's knocks at the door, laundry you could put on, dishes piling up, plants that need watering and cookies that need eating.
i have learnt a lot about myself and my relationship with focus during the course of this challenge. i've learnt to manage and strengthen my concentration, but it's been no easy feat. i'm still googling 'what series did jackson avery join grey's anatomy', or 'what's that 80s song from say anything'.
for me tea helps me focus, it acts as a cue for me to pick up tools, settle down and get to work. but it doesn't always last for long. wouldn't it be great, if a cup of peachy keen tea kept us keen and in a good state of flow for the whole duration of the task in hand?
✨blended with pure focus, willpower, and mindfulness
✨brew for three minutes, focus for hours
✨soothes and calms stimuli around you, giving you space for your day ahead
of course we can't press pause on real life - but it would be great to have something that could strengthen our power to focus when we needed it. in the past i've used all sorts of techniques. i've always found the pomodoro technique quite handy - knowing i can have a little well-earned break after a solid chunk of time, i find super rewarding. i've also found that i work well with a goal and a list. i get the most benefit from a structure and some sort of routine. i've also found i need a podcast or tv show while i ink my piece up (that's when my distraction levels are at their highest) and some lofi hip hop music to write my captions to.
people succeed in different environments, some like to free flow, some like regimen. where do you find yourself? ⚡️
big shout out to mac of @thegladdestthingshop
and the launch of her @procreate
gouache brushes. i used these to paint the peach blossom. they're great to use, super smooth and you can layer the paint up like in real life. go visit her profile and bag yourself some for your next project!