I recently heard an organizational expert say that if you are feeling overwhelmed by a task then you should set aside just 10 minutes a day to devote to that task. The theory is that those ten minutes every day will get you on track and help you to feel like you’re making progress without taking up a huge chunk of time.
I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed by my fiber stash so last week I decided to apply this principle to spinning. And you know what? It works! 10 minutes a day for the past 10 days has produced a lot.
I have finished a skein of icelandic.
And have singles of Spunky Club “Think Spring” ready to ply.
I’ve spun up one of two braids from last year’s Rhinebeck haul.
And I’ve made progress on a Corriedale Bond X fleece.
There has also been progress on some Indigo Moon alpaca and silk.
I’ll admit that many of those 10 minute sessions have wound up lasting longer than 10 minutes but that’s okay. The point is to just set aside those 10 minutes and sit down at the wheel. If it’s longer, that’s fine. If it’s only 10 minutes, that’s fine, too.
The bottom line, though, is that I’m learning that 10 minutes a day can really make a difference. I’m still feeling a bit overwhelmed by my fiber stash but you can be sure that won’t be stopping me from going to Massachusetts Sheep & Wool this weekend. Just saying.