Like many people, I work well to a deadline.(Most of the time.) It gets me moving - realizing I can't just sit and think about it - I have to finish it! I've been working on a piece for a charity art auction. I was moving slowly - taking my time to decide what I wanted to do. Last week I had a momentary panic when realized it was due Sunday. I kicked into high gear yesterday and worked hard all day to complete the project. By late afternoon, it was complet except for a few layers of varnish and some minor gluing.
When I looked up the information on the time and location for drop-off, imagine my surprise when it said the piece was due August 14th. I don't know why I thought it was due today, but I did. So, now I have the gift of time. If I knew the deadline was next month, I would have dragged the project out. Spending more time contemplating what to do. Now it is finished, so I have one less thing to worry about next month.
Actually, it's not quite finished. When I realized it wasn't due today, I held off on the varnish. That can wait until tomorrow!