Last week I had a moment when I felt completely and utterly overwhelmed by my 'Craft Projects To Do' list. Was I ever going to get these projects done? When would there be time for these crafts? How would I fit them in between cleaning, cooking, laundry, work....all those everyday tasks that need to get done but that I would sometimes rather leave for more crafty endeavors?
To battle this feeling I began by making a list of my projects.
I then decided to not buy any more supplies or start any more projects until the ones on my list are complete; no sense adding to the pile. This makes so much sense, but sometimes I am lured in by the excitement of starting a new project and I buy supplies when there is already so much to be done sitting in the cupboard at home.
Finally, I cleaned up my craft area. Over time I had managed to spread out all over my basement...one table for paper crafts, another for sewing, and a pile of stuff in the corner that needed to be put back in its place. After a short while of sorting, putting things away, and tidying the towering piles of paper, fabric and random stuff, I felt better. Looking at a tidy and organized space is much more calming than looking at a disaster zone. And in cleaning up I found a previous list of 'Craft Projects to Complete' that I was able to stroke a majority of things off. That felt better, for sure.
Making a list, deciding not to add to that list, and just tidying things up really helped me relax. I feel better now.
What do you do when you feel overwhelmed by your 'Craft Projects To Do' list?