As you may have guessed from my last post, I’m gradually adding time to craft back into my schedule. I’m thrilled. I can’t tell you how much happier I am when I have “creative-time” to look forward to. Are you having trouble working that sort of time in? Maybe I can help. Here’s how I make creative time get along with daily tasks.
Do you keep a planner or organizer? I know I do.
However, I wasn’t always in love with planners. I had this weird obsession of making it “perfect” and “pretty,” and that took time away from what I actually had to do. I ditched the idea. Checklists on random scraps of paper were everywhere. Let me tell you–it wasn’t pretty, and it was nowhere near perfect.
“Where’d that checklist go?”
I drew the line in the middle of May and told myself enough was enough. The checklists had to go. I started using my planner again, and I can’t tell you how helpful it is.
It’s part of my creative time, and I do it once a week. Seriously. I break out some washi tape, highlighters, and assorted pens to decorate a little. While the result isn’t perfect, the process is therapeutic. I feel like I’m getting something done, but I’m also making a mundane task to work for me.
Bonus points if you’re a hardcore planner nerd. Get on YouTube to look up “Plan With Me” videos. These folks know “pretty!”