Start The Week

As you may know, I’m working with a new system at the moment. I select tasks I must do by the end of the week and then build a timetable around it. So far it’s been really successful. I have a proper work day with a lunch and finishing time and everything. I have evenings to do my own thing and yet I’m still productive. Each week I’ve knitted a studio sample I’m delighted with this system and I’ve made really good progress with the rest of my tasks. It’s very satisfying to get to Saturday or Sunday and have everything finished.

The problem comes at the start of the week. There’s never more than 4 tasks in a week and whilst one of those will be “Knit studio sample” or “knit front of sweater” another may be as quick as “block samples” or “post samples to Emily”. Yet I get to Wednesday with all my to-dos still active and start to feel a slight sense of panic that this will be the week I don’t tick anything off.

I know this is only knitting and in the grand scheme of things, it’s not the end of the world. I mean, I may not finish sweater sleeves by Sunday but the Earth will still keep spinning. I just feel that I’ve failed myself. It doesn’t matter how many times I tell myself “Yeah but you always feel this way at this point in the week and then you end up with Sunday off”, I still think that this is the week I don’t succeed.

Maybe I should deliberately not do something to prove to myself it’ll be OK? Maybe I should just get on with the knitting.


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