Another regular feature on my blog? YES! What's up Wednesday is where you will find upcoming events, news, and interesting tidbits.
So what's up this Wednesday? I'm attempting to make a major overhaul in the way I manage my time. Until last week I managed my time by making a daily to-do list. Totally sounds like a great idea. It's not. My list included everything, everyday, and I do mean EVERYTHING!
Here's a sample:
clean and photograph yesterday's beads,
deliver beads to Sun Dog,
list on Etsy,
fan page update,
post office and/or bank,
(plus housework, dinner, laundry, grocery shopping, dishes, etc., etc., etc.)
See what I mean? Basically, I always felt like I was behind, then overwhelmed, and then in need of a nap. Not to mention the guilt over whatever didn't get done.
So my new program is to make a list of everything that needs to get done in a week and assign tasks to specific days. Many of these things could be done once a week. I don't have to clean and photograph beads everyday; if I do it once a week I only drag out all the supplies for those jobs once (saves time and since it's not on the list every day I don't feel like it's overwhelming me).
Many of you are probably thinking "well, duh!". But believe me, it's huge for me to tell myself it's ok to put something on the list for Tuesday, and then only worry about that thing on Tuesday.
This is my first week, so I'm still tweaking my schedule - but I see this working really well for me. The goal is to eventually get everything done, AND be less stressed, and (slightly) less neurotic ~ Wish me Luck!