And the winner of the pretty brooch is ...
This was a bit of a fun thing to do, and thank you to everyone who participated. I'm still a bit of a newbie at all this, and hopefully I'll have more of a clue about what I'm doing next time around.
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After my day spent in time management training last Friday I have had a huge think about all the "stuff" that I do, and all the "stuff" that I want to do, and all the "stuff" that I manage and have yet to manage around my house (that's a LOT of "stuff"). The diary is now hitting the "to do" list, and the "project list" has become so heavily populated that I fully understand why I have been feeling so very overcrowded. This proverbial horse is now aiming to be in front of the cart instead of the other way around.
I have been able to block out at least six extra hours in the week for creative time, and all the boring household stuff has been neatly scheduled into the gaps of time that often get wasted. I've even allocated time for project development and research tasks. My diary has morphed into a folder with divider tabs and stationery pockets. I have space for envelopes and stamps and somewhere to keep my tax receipts. Kind of like a Filofax (but of the home-made budget variety).
So far it's working out really well and I am feeling more hopeful about making my work and creative time more effective.
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Lots of puppy cuddles in store this evening, with the fervent hope of forgiveness and absolution. I certainly hope so.