Is it just me or are people stuck in a repetitive loop of answering the question ‘How are things?’ with ‘BUSY!’ Yes. We know. We are all busy.
Let's get on with the more interesting part of the conversation: In all this busy-ness, are we making time for the things we love? Are we making time for creative things?
I’ve written on my blog about how we seem to have trouble taking time out to do something creative. It slips down the task list to somewhere between ‘clean the cat litter’ and ‘organize the freezer’.
When I talk with people about time management, it seems no one has a clue (save a precious and genius few) how to manage their most limited resource … time. We give it away freely and often without asking too much in return. If you work in an office, you may be at the mercy other people’s plans for your day by way of the calendar invite.
So, here are my 3 tips for how to take back control of your time so that you can spend it making more art:
For more on making time for creative ventures by getting more productive with your time, check out this article from one of my favourite magazines, Fast Company. It’s really all about working smarter, not harder. Mantra!
Enjoy the rest of February and the fact that we get one extra day this year to make the most of!