I’ve been trying to divide my studio time between weaving and doing finish work. I REALLY don’t like the finishing! (You may have seen my whiney postings on Facebook.) I working on my attitude, but a finishing fairy would be much better. So, because of a couple of deadlines coming up, I sat down last night and made a list of all the details that need to get done in the next 10 days, then plugged those into my calendar. Sometimes it worries me that I am so visual and have to see things plotted out like that, but it just is.
I found an At-A-Glance paper calendar that I like, even though I love having my computer calendar and smart phone calendar. With the paper calendar, I can block out sections of time in that all important (to me) visual way. This particular calendar has a section on the right to make those to-do lists. Most of my list items carry on to the next week. I am trying to train myself to pick out three main things to accomplish the next day instead of having that humongous to-do list staring me in the face.
In the other structure-making part of my life, things haven’t gone as well this week. Not regression back to pre-structure-making, just not as well. It’s hard to get up at six when one does not fall asleep until one. Stopping all screen-related activities did not seem to help with the sleep, as I had read that it might. Will move on to Plan B, as soon as I figure out what Plan B is.