When my life is more scheduled,
I get more done.
When I get more done,
I feel more productive.
When I feel more productive,
I feel better about myself…
I’m a busy girl and while I’m not trying to glorify my busy in any way, I can tell you that I like it that way. I’m happiest when I’m doing things, creating, reading, baking, etc. Also? I don’t like being alone in my own head for too much time.
I have found over the years that the best way to feel my most productive is to use a schedule. I mean if I want to get the most out of my time knowing what I wanted to do and taking that time to do it is better than sitting there wondering what I should do next. (If I don’t have a plan? I will just sit there and/or work on something that doesn’t even matter.)
Things I’d like to do: Read more, organize the house, blog more, get crochet projects finished, catch up on letter writing and thank you notes, sew more, get better at sleep. (Some of this constitutes down time for me.) I know that I can only do one of those things at a time so I figure if I make up a schedule for an hour of what I’d like to do each night/day then I’ll have a better chance of getting stuff done. You’d be surprised what I can get done in an hour.
No, I’m not going to be so rigid that I can’t take 20 minutes to finish an extra chapter of a good book, but I’m going to try to not dip into “sleep time” to make it happen. I’m guessing that it’ll rotate through, and nights that have limited time (like Mondays and Wednesdays because I’m at the pool late) will have less intense project time. (Reading/crocheting v. cleaning or sewing) I feel like I’m being unproductive, I’m hoping this helps. Time will tell, right?
What kind of schedule to you keep? Do you schedule yourself down time and different activities or do you just go with it?