Sometimes I feel like I’m either super organised, or super disorganised. Or else so organised that it makes me disorganised. Does that even make sense?
For example, I make cards. Frequently. I have several boxes full of cards I have made. I can be very organised with making cards. But then lately it seems like I keep forgetting to send them on time.
I can spend so much time making intricate detailed plans of how I’m going to be productive that I don’t get to the actual productivity. I have five spreadsheets related to card making. One keeps track of the challenges I follow so that I know what I can enter my cards into. Challenges are a good way of promoting the cards, and those with prizes are a handy way to maybe build my stash given that I craft on a budget. The second spreadsheet is where I move the chosen challenge information so that I can keep track of what challenges I need to enter what cards into, if I am working ahead. I have a third spreadsheet where I will then move the completed card challenge information after I have posted it all to the blog. I’m not entirely sure why I have this… I’ve only really used it as a way to count how many cards I blogged about in a year… But anyway.
Then I have a schedule planner spreadsheet, and a project calendar spreadsheet. They both have very similar information, but displayed differently. The planner lists all my DT tasks and other important tasks with deadlines, aimed deadlines, plus a task list (is the card made? filmed? photographed? is the video edited? voice over done? uploaded? is the photo watermarked? did I upload to the DT site? etc.), whilst the project calendar has the DT tasks broken down by team and date into a, surprise surprise, calendar of sorts. Do I need both? Well, kinda…
But it seems like even with all the planning I do I can never get more than a couple of days ahead. I keep trying, and then I start to feel good about how I’m getting ahead, and then suddenly I have three things due in the next 48 hours and don’t know where it all went wrong… It happens.
I had grand plans to get projects set up to go live each day whilst I’m in England for a funeral this coming week. Yeah, doesn’t look like it’ll happen. I still have one project I need to get finalised to go live before I even leave, let alone having anything scheduled for whilst I’m away.
Not going to give up though. I just need to work out how to be more efficiently organised.