This month is a time of some big transitions and rescheduling my time, so that I can get the most out of my studio days. Yesterday, I was feeling on edge, because of some new changes in my my work life. More to the point, I was super anxious. Yes, I’m excited about becoming more laser sharp on my time management and reorganization. But, I’m also wildly nervous, which sometimes leads to a vicious cycle of being stuck in place and getting no where!
However, looking through my art journal, and concentrating on my intentions for this month, I am sharpening my focus. I know that I don’t want to just flounder around all day, procrastinating, so I made a more precise schedule for my days in the studio.
I laid it all out in time segments of a half hour, including time for breaks, checking emails, exercise, with other big chunks devoted to business tasks and research, and of course, time for art making.
The rest of the week, will be devoted to “less” art-related things, so it’s really, really, really important for me to focus on Mondays. My new Monday Studio Schedule isn’t meant to be absolutely rigid. If something comes up, I’m prepared to switch things around, but, there are just some things that have to get done on Mondays and can not be pushed. But it was extremely helpful for me to put time limits on things because sometimes I get sucked into one thing for far too long and my brain numbs out, but with this new way of scheduling, I believe I will be able to keep on track for each half hour and then move on.
I need to really focus on my time, now that the days are getting shorter, and I have a lot more activities that will require me to be even more organized. This strategy should certainly help make my newly named, “Marketing Mondays” a lot more efficient.
Does scheduling days or hours work effectively for you or are you more a “fly by the seat of your pants” person? I’d love to know what works for you!