Time management and crafts projects

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Time management and crafts
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Do bad time management practices negatively affect your crafts hobby? It does mine.

For instance, this week, I took a few days off work to burn some use-it-or-lose-it paid time off I've accrued at work. My plan for those days was to finally cross off a whole lot of tasks that have long been on my to-do list before I begin another crafts project.

Here is the list of what I didn't get done:
  • Clear clothes that don't fit out of my daughter's closet.
  • Get rid of toys she hasn't played with in a long time.
  • Gather up the clothes that don't fit me.
  • Take all of that in to a resale shop.
  • Finally finish organizing my crafts supplies.
I did manage to get some important things done, and some not-so-important things, during my few days off. But, everything above that didn't get done makes me feel like my house is cluttered, and that makes it hard for me to tackle something that I consider a hobby. At the same time, I find myself actively avoiding the above tasks because they are not fun and will take a lot of time.

Bottom line, I know that I could've knocked out at least one of those items on my "to-do" list if I had just put my mind to it.

With that in mind, I printed out a list of time management tips from Duke University today in hopes of getting those things done. The tip sheet is geared toward college students, but I think there are quite a few things I can learn from it.

Maybe someday soon, I'll get started on my snowman.

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