Friday, March 25, 2011

How to Overcome Lack of Time

The biggest frustration I find my customers have is 'finding time'.  So many say they love stamping and creating, that it is a good stress reliever, but they just don't have time.

People ask me how I manage so much.  I work full time, I care for my family and I have my stamping.  Really it all comes down to time management.  I have learned to schedule time in for working in my stamping room and time scheduled for my family. 

On top of this, I write down my 'to do' list so that when it is my night to work in the stamp room I already know what I will be working on.

If I am really short on time and I want to make some cards, I will open up a folder on my computer with pictures of cards I really like and I will CASE one of them.  This saves me a lot of time coming up with my own idea.  Typically though as I re-create the card I tend to change things up here and there and before you know it the card is my own creation still.

If you know that you and your partner will be home at the same time but want some stamping time, set up parameters with your partner that those specific hours that evening will be yours and putting the kids to bed will be their task.

We all need balance in our lives we just need to take the bull by the horn.  I'm sure if you express to others that you need this time to yourself to relax and de-stress they will respect your request.

Sometimes even making something as simple as a tag can be enough to take care of that papercrafting 'fix'.

Set some goals for yourself, set up a schedule and stick to it, you'll find it works.

1 comment:

  1. Well-said, Margaret! Thanks for sharing, time-management is always something I can work on! And I'd definitely love more creating time...thanks for all the suggestions! Such great ideas :)