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My name is Eileen but to friends in the card making world I'm known as 'ikki'. (which is pronounced I-KEY) From where or how this came about I'm not sure - it just got shorten from my original craft name of Ikemo by various friends along my crafting way! I started crafting whilst recouperating from an accident, and from my first attempts with peeloffs and paint - I was hooked! Now my passion is my BUG! and now BEADING!

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Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Thoughts on Tuesday

I hear myself say  "I'm soooo busy!"  But, in truth am I????  I feel that sometimes I spend too much time thinking, rather than doing!  Looking here, opening this file, opening another, looking there....THIS has to stop, because now that the bowling season has arrived, along with the sun, and the garden jobs, I actually am busy!  Sound familiar? 

The question is how do you stop wasting time and get all the jobs done?

I decided to look again at my little book of calm - and would you believe it - here's the answer.....

"Get workload into perspective.  Your perception of workload usually relates to the amount of time you have at your disposal rather than the amount of work you have to do. Plan your time and your workload will take care of itself."

PLAN....now I know.....can I do?   Well it's worth a try - so I'm going to get out my "To do list" again - seeing things in writing, doing them, and CROSSING them off will hopefully make life less busy and more enjoyable and guilt free when I craft!

Bye for now - I have a list to write.


kay said...

hi ikki,good luck with the list,i find that works for me and its so satisfying to cross something off...lol

Unknown said...

Hope you bottom out the to do list thing Ikki - I always used to write each task on a post it note and stick on the wall, as each task was complete i'd remove from the wall, seeing them deminish gave a sense of achievement. You learn to prioritise this way too as the most important ones you'd naturally put at the top... just an idea that worked for me...

Paula x x x

craftykat said...

Yes, writing things down with a plan on when you're going to work on them helps a lot. If you make your list for the day of what you want/need to get done and give a specific time for when you want to do it, it's amazing how much can get done. It's easy to feel overwhelmed with what you have to do and feel that there's "no time" for it all, but in actuality there's more than you realize when you get a plan. I struggle with that too... Good luck with it all! :)