Thursday, October 14, 2010

Time Management and Logo!

By Diane of Lady Dye Fiber Arts & Design

hand dyed, hand spun, and hand carded wool by Lady Dye Fiber Arts & Design

I have discovered in the last couple of months how important it is to manage your time. Being a fiber artist, working a full time job to pay the bills, and other obligations can be difficult to manage. It doesn’t matter what career path you are on, being able to effectively and efficiently manage your time is key to success and to decrease stress.You need time in order to get what you want out of life.

I had to take a moment a couple of days ago to reflect on where the time had gone since May of this year? Don’t get me wrong, I was reflecting in the positive rather than the negative. I wanted to take the time to appreciate the accomplishments that I made and realize that it was effective time management that got me to complete several tasks at work and in my fiber arts.

From moving my team at work to our new space across town to teaching natural dye yarns at the Eliot School, I was able to spend more time dyeing yarn and knitting. From becoming a new member of Boston Handmade to supporting the re-branding of my colleagues work uniform, I was able to spend more time with my Little Sister Tiffany. Through all the internal chaos that goes into relocating to a new office to stocking up my inventory on my etsy store, I was able to spend time with family and friends a lot more in the last couple of months than I have in the last 5 years.

Time Management:

1. Can help you find the time for accomplishing the items that you want and need to do.
2. Actually saves you more time in the day. You cannot save time or keep it for safe keeping so you have to use it wisely.
3. Can help you reduce wasted time and energy, help you become more creative and productive, and enable you to do the right thing at the right time. This will of course lead to more balance and fulfillment in your life.

And in the process of all this amazing time management, I was so thrilled to finally have a new logo thanks to my best friend!

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