Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Time Management Or Lack There Of

Time, it would seem, tends to slip by if you're not careful. Here is my dilemma. My brick and mortar shop is open Wednesday through Sunday. So, my weekend falls on Monday and Tuesday. I am usually pretty tired after running the shop all week and just want to relax on my weekend.

Unfortunately, as many of you know, having a relaxing weekend when you are self employed is oftentimes just a dream. On my weekend,  I usually end up restocking all that has sold in the shop and Etsy along with filling orders for my wholesale accounts and distributor.

All of this gives me little time to write these days. I have written more than once about how to organize your time so I should have this down, right? Well, it would seem I need to start taking my own advice and make a list for each day.

I have one eBook done and for sale in my shop: Facebook Ad Guide For Etsy Shop Owners and I have 5 more eBooks waiting to be finished with another 3 or 4 being bounced around in my mind. Hopefully if I can manage to get on a better schedule I can make all of them happen.

This just goes to show, I am human, too. I procrastinate. I don't always make the best use of my time. I have a lot of unfinished products, both with Market My Shop and with Tangled Metal and with The Curious Crow. All that I can do is take my own advice and try to do a little better each and every day.

How do you find time to make everything happen? What tricks have you come up with not to fall behind. I would really like your input on this topic. So, leave a comment here or send me an email: MarketMyShop@gmail.com


  1. LOL! Not everything happens as planned. I just do the best I can, and go a little short on sleep.

  2. I stay up late at night after the kids have gone to bed and work on my crafts, but I would also like more time to get things done. Everything that need to be done for my business definitely doesn't get done every day. How great that you own a brick and mortar store. That is my dream!

    1. Yes, there have been and will always be many late nights when you are self employed. Having a brick and mortar shop is great, but there are those days when you sit there all day to entertain the three people that come in. Then one day someone will come in and drop $400 or $500 and then you remember why you are there.

  3. I tend to organize over breakfast...so many hours for this, so many minutes for that, etc. By the end of the day it is usually done, but sometimes not so much! :D