Today is day nine of putting in a minimum of 30 mins of drawing warm ups. To be honest, I wasn't really in the mood for pencil work tonight. Actually I wasn't in the mood for anything, so I made myself draw anyway. It was either that or stare at the paint on the wall which has been dry for probably a decade. Doing the warm ups actually improved my mood by the time I was finished. How's that for beneficial side effects. Patrick Yurick suggested a new activity for honing one's mastery over time management, but I think I'm going to let that one be for a while. I'm not ready for it.