A schedule? I don´t think so.

Resolution - better time management

Resolution – better time management (Photo credit: vpickering) A schedule? I don´t think so!


Oh dear, I slept in this morning. Last night I was buzzing, wide awake and chatting with friends until 2am, and not thinking at all about how I would feel in the morning. Actually I feel fine, and because I don´t drink alcohol, I don´t experience hangovers……it´s just that I normally wake up at about 7am, and now I´ve lost a few hours.


Although I love to lay in bed for most of the morning, I do actually work while I´m there, and my day normally starts with a very lovely walk in the forest with my dog, before returning to my favorite place in the whole world. I do vaguely remember my dog whining this morning, but I must have only briefly woken, and then gone back to sleep. The next thing I know, it´s 10 am and half the morning has gone.


So my dog has had only had the briefest of sniffs at the fresh air this morning, and I am scrabbling around on the internet trying to work and make up for the late start. I really want to get on with my painting after lunch,  so I´m trying to get some online work out of the way.


All of a sudden, I am feeling like I may have a little too much to do, which is not how I like to live my life at all. I finished working quite late last night, and it did seem like a good idea to chat with some friends as a great way of rounding off the day. Actually, it is a great way to end a day, and this is the problem. I need time to be able to do this, it´s important to have time to just enjoy, and yet other things are getting in the way.


I am going to have to give this a lot of thought. I may have to reconsider my whole way of doing things. What I absolutely do not want to do is be in a place where friends and relaxing have to be fitted in around everything else. This is going to be a problem, as my day is already quite full.


Mornings are for work, albeit in bed, then lunch, then painting. This has worked very well for me for a long time. The problem is, that my online work is now extending into the evenings, so painting time is reduced and also the opportunity to get out to the shops and buy food.I never did make it to the shops before they shut at 2pm but this really didn’t matter. The local shops reopen at 5 or 6pm until 9pm, so I could always get to the shops then. Now however, I´m working, so I miss that time slot too. Oh dear, something is going to have to change, or I will starve to death.


One of the problems is that there is just so much stuff that I want to do. I want to do my online work, I want to paint, I want to blog, I want to do my craft, I want to shop, I want to spend time with friends………thank goodness I am an insomniac, as that actually helps me to fit it all in.


Now though, I really must try to get a better time management thing going, or I am just not going to be able to do all the things I want to do. I will have to prioritize but the problem is that I am just not an organized person. The other problem is I am the sort of person who actually enjoys a certain amount of disorder in my life, and a strict routine would be a killer.


So there you have it; I´m stuck, and not too sure what to do about it. Sleeping over by a few hours should not throw my day off, and cause me to run out of time. Change is required, but I´m not too sure that I want change, I would prefer just to have 30 hour days. And like they say, you really need to want to change before anything much different is going to be happening in your life. Any suggestions gratefully received…


Have a good day everyone,


Judy xxx


About judymorrisart

Independent artist working with oil on canvas. I live and work in Málaga, Andalucía in Southern Spain.
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