|large scrapbook photo album by Memories for Life|
Edi from memoriesforlife has two great topics for the current Etsyblogger Carnival:
1. How do you prioritize your time? How do you get more hours out of the day?
2. Are you a multi-tasker? Or do you prefer to finish one project before starting another?
How do I get more hours out of the day? I stay consistently busy!
|storybeader coffee cup at zazzle|
I wake up extra early, make coffee and visit with my Etsybloggers friends before work. I’ve been doing this for a couple of years now.
I start reading before I go to bed (since I’ll fall asleep reading a book in bed!) I just instigated this practice. Since sports don't distract me when I read, I'll sit with DH when he's watching sports on TV (here’s one of my multi-tasking activities).
|autumn paper beads|
My evenings are for art journaling and the different courses I take online. It doesn’t always work out this way but surfing the net in the evening can eat a lot of hours, as most of you know!
I save the weekends for writing blog posts and working in my art journal. And making coptic journals. And doing chores.
Thankfully, DH is a great help with the housework and he’s my cook.
If I go and visit family on the weekend, I'll take an extra day off from work - I still need two full days around the house.
|Buster and MJ (in back)|
Since I do live close to work, I usually come home at lunchtime, visit my DH and pups, and take my photos in natural light (I also take photos on the weekend).
|My Junque Journal|
Even though the Storybeader is a business, it’s not as demanding as my day job and I proceed at my own pace. My new love, art journaling, is taking up more and more of my time. It's for me, which is something new. All you artists out there, don't forget to do some artwork just for you. An art journal is a good way to enjoy this.