I often find that my most creative moments arise from the attempt to justify my avoidance of some mundane (yet necessary) task. My latest avoidance is 'doing my tax'... arrrgh.. I am sure no-one enjoys this task, but I find it too similar to work which already invades a large portion of my personal time. Usually I will justify time wasted in rearranging furniture, painting some odd unused item, and even once I resorted to washing out the council bins (yuck) to avoid studying.
Image: Richard Downs
My latest 'creative avoidance' is blogging. It started out with just perusing the beautiful interior and design blogs out there ... then I started my own. This of course led to a daily exercise of changing my blog appearance. And when I couldn't find a template I liked, I created a second private blog so I could play and practice with html. It would probably help if I read the instructions and guidelines, but me being me, I prefer to just jump in with edit and learn by trial and error.
But the day has come!! (drum roll please!). Today I must knuckle down and do, or at least start, my Tax...
I would love to hear what creative avoidance you employ?