Graphics students – stressing?
Here’s my cunning plan:
Make a list of little jobs you have to do before hand-in day. Just the little ones. When you are tired and utterly fed up with what you are doing and need to run away, do one of the little jobs as a distraction. Preferably on a project you’re not currently battling with – just swap to a small task on another project. No more than half an hour.
- Lay out a grid so you can design your business cards later
- Do that little tweak to an image
- Annotate a few pages on a different project than the one you’re currently working on
- Cut out a pile of images ready to stick into your sketchbook later
- Stick pre-cut images into your sketchbook
- Tidy your work into piles again (if you’ve splatted it all over the place)
- Google for half an hour – on one of your subjects – just free-surf
- Write one section of your viva presentation
I’m sure you can think of plenty of your own – you must have lots of little things that need doing, or bigger things that can be broken down into smaller jobs.
Just half an hour’s ‘break’ from the heavy stuff – you get to tick something off your ‘to do’ list (and that’s always satisfying and will make you feel better) – then you can go back to it a little refreshed.
OK not refreshed maybe, but it really does give you a breather and you’re still working.
Or you could stare at the pretty picture until all the nasty goes away.