In my little world, I break most things down in to 15 minute increments. I find that if I do maximize the use of these little snippets of time, I get things done. Lots of things, some times really big things like a queen sized quilt! I usually have 15 minutes that are open multiple times of day that I can choose to waste, or maximize its potential. I work full-time so I have to stay on top of chores and projects or I would never finish things! Here is a list of things I can do in 15 minutes that keeps me going!
pick up the horizontal surfaces of a room
throw in a load of laundry and fold the clothes in the dryer
dust one room
wipe off the fixtures in a room
vacuum one room
sort papers on the desk and pitch the old stuff
most of my quilting is done in 15 minute increments!
cut fabrics and prep for sewing
sew a block
sew a binding
quilt a row on a quilt
crochet or knit a few rows
make a Zentangle
read a devotional
cook many meals
practice my violin if squeezed for time
sort through email -delete and reply quick answers. Long answers in email prompts a quick phone call to save time
update my blog
read the news
drink coffee, 🙂
I wanted to share some old quilt pictures in this post for emphasis of how I get things done. It helps to organize the day enough so you have a routine and this increases my productivity, you know a typical flow of the day. I like to spend my time off of work doing more than cleaning and doing chores. I am not the master at time management but I think I have it down pretty well, at least enough to eat, wear clean clothes and sleep under a really comfy quilt!!