|05-29-2011, 10:37 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2010
what is a good balance of exciting work vs boring work?
lately i feel kinda bored because i worked on nothing but everything i wanted to get out of the way.
writing is probably the most important thing i should be working on a little, helps me let off steam, finish ideas. but i haven't made myself do it in such a long time because i got distracted by other things i had on my plate; which seemed equally important. dont ask what i was thinking to make myself avoid writing; i dont even know.
(for 3dfx modeling i want to learn)
to texture environments in a certain way
more python language so i can program my own shaders
make animations <-- so terribly vague. but at the end of the day there's so much to do before i can even get there. welp fine.
i dont think about it. the weakly goals work mostly. i guess the most important things are rigging and texturing.
when i do nothing but gruntwork (loads of rigging all day or for a whole week) switching gears is tricky, since i've been running the left-brain so long.
back on-topic though; if you've found a way to get exciting stuff in and finished, for excitement/momentum's sake, how do YOU balance in grunt-work?
switching in and out of left-brained/right-brained mode?
all feedback is terribly terribly appreciated!
|05-29-2011, 09:22 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2011
One thing that worked for me, i never burden myself to learn more than 1 new thing at a time. Concentrate on one task and finish (or stop) it with a deadline and move to next.
If someone is paying you for that boring job and you cannt switch it for something else, then just do it out of gratitude..
|06-06-2011, 11:44 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Mississauga, On Canada
I try to schedule in any grunt work for first thing in the morning while I'm fresh. I figure that I might be able to get things done faster. As for being stuck with a boring job, Gary Vaynerchuk said that in this day and age, there's no reason why anybody should have to wake up Monday morning and go to a job he or she hates. You can start training for a better job while you are working on one you hate. Then in time, you will be in a position to make a move. But the decision to take action towards such a goal is up to you.
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