And this week I decided it was time to make a new plan. I needed to reorganize my days, get back to basics with a simple plan. It's spring here now, and I could cast off the shackles of winter. There have been a few days lately when we haven't had a fire at night and I have worn a t-shirt outside.
So I decided, first up, I would take Lisa Call's advice and plan my "ideal" day.
I started by listing all the things I wanted to do in my day like eat, work in my studio, garden. And then I added some things like washing the dishes, keeping my studio tidy and making the bed. These are not things I love to do, but things where I do like the result - I really do like having a reasonably tidy house and being able to find things in my studio. I guess eating is essential so it's got to be on the list and I love spending time outside in the garden. Now is my favourite time in the garden, before the convolvulous and oxalis can be seen. I do know they are there but for the moment I can't see them.
I had also allowed technology to start to take over my life, I was checking Facebook all the time and fiddling on the computer. I had been very restrained and organised. Not now though.
The results: an hours tidying and an hour gardening after breakfast and before studio time starts. And then morning in the studio is making time and afternoons are for technology, that's after walking the dog.
Don't you love it when a plan comes together. It has been in operation this week and actually has worked well. I schedule in my time when I volunteer in Carterton and swap things around when I want/need to - today has really been a technology day.
"I paint flowers so they do not die." Frida Kahlo