It is Monday and another week is waiting to be filled with activity. As we all know time has a way of speeding past, especially when we are under deadlines and time in our lives moves on-you know we get older. I have always struggled with time management, I procrastinate, I get really good ideas at the last minute, I think I need one more item to take to a show. I have decided to try something new to help me overcome this problem. I keep a calender book and also make list, I have many, many sheets of paper lists. After reading this post from Austin Kleon, I want to start “logging” these ideas in a type of book. Since I have been moving my studio, I am finding all these sheets of paper are a huge mess to keep and it has not been helping me manage my day. I hope as I log in a book my days events it will give a better picture of when my time goes and I can make changes in scheduling to find the time to do what I need as well as do the things I really want to enjoy.
“A log book keeps track of knowledge acquired over time. It can be a record of data, thoughts, or activities. It answers the question “What did you know and when did you know it?” It documents the rationale for the actions you take.”
I really like the above statement as well, form this site. I hope this logging will also help with the focus of my work and teaching, with so much stimulation, trying to narrow down ideas is a problem. Also, reinventing each new project for class, if I have it all in one place I can just pull ideas.
I think it will be like lists for Blogging.