Tuesday, March 23, 2010
All it takes is a little focus
I have been noticing that weeks can go by without my doing the things I want to be doing. So I pulled out my planner and started blocking out sections for art and exercise and internet time and so forth. Its something I came to do after reading Barbra Sher's Refuse to Choose. In her book I discovered I am a scanner and figured a way to work on my projects I think it was called a Sable. What that really means is I use the school format. As if I were a teacher or student and I had a 2 hour class. I will plan my day in increments like that. For example today
9:00-10:00 Write emails I need to get done
10:00-12:0 Go to the gym and run errands
12:00-1:00 Write a blog post
1:00-2:00 Work on research for my trip
2:00-4:00 Art and play time
Sometimes I do hour increments and sometimes more and sometimes I switch everything around. Today I did research in the morning so now I will just switch it around and got to the gym this afternoon instead. I don't like things to be so rigid so I need flexibility worked into the system.
Now today I have got an incredible amount of things done and does that ever feel great. Now of course this style doesn't work for everyone. Sometimes I switch it all around and devote a day to something. I used to do Mondays for Art, Tues for Writing, Wednesdays for Weaving etc... Some people work better with no plan. If I don't have even a simple one I feel like days go by and I have wasted all that time.
Have you discovered a way that works for you? I'd love to hear about it.