Finding time to sew – Get organized

I’m a full time worker and besides my primary job, I have another one.

I’m a web content writer (only in Portuguese), so I spend 11 hours outside my home working and driving, and another couple of hours working from home. At weekends I work, again, as a web content writer, so I guess you know where I’m going… I can’t sew…

But I know that I’m not the only one! Nowadays everyone is so busy that is very hard to find time to do enjoyable things. I really want to have time to myself, so I came up a plan! I’m a very organized person, I like everything in its place and now I have organized my life.

Do you want time for yourself too? I’ll tell you how I did it and you see if it works for you!

Choose the days your work (no, you can’t choose all)

In my full time job I’ve have to work from Monday to Friday, but I get home about 7 p.m. I used to write articles everyday including Saturdays and Sundays, but that is over now! I only write for work 4 days/week – Monday; Wednesday; Friday and Sunday. I’ve to work more on the other days of course, but this way I’ll be happier!

So now we’ve got 3 free days! We have a couple hours of Tuesday and Thursday and a full Saturday. In Tuesday I’ll just sew (yay!); on Thursday and Saturday I’ll sew and clean the house.

At the beginning this can be hard, because you will think “Oh! I’ll just sew a little thing… NO!” You’ve got to stick with the plan. If I remember something nice to sew I’ll just put it in my list (yes, I also have a list of things to sew) and wait for the next sewing day.

Separate your life into pieces and schedules like this can sound sad, but it’s the best choice to the people who have a very busy life. If you find space for everything and stick to it YOU WILL have time to sew (or do other things that you like)!

My lunch bag was made in 4 separate days… Everyday I sewed a little bit and finally my bag was made and you know what? I was happy!

“You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.” (Charles Buxton)

It’s your turn to get organized!

Spend one hour sitting with a notebook in front of you, plan your day, remember everything that you’ve to do and make a routine!

If you are not fond of full routines you can reserve a “surprise day”, a free day when you are doing whatever you want. Actually, my sew day are also free days, I can do other things if I want but if I want to sew, I can, I have time for that!

How do you manage your time? Do you have a better way? Let me know!