27.6.13

In My World - Time.



My life is busy.  I work full time, am undertaking an online course, have a three-month-old baby (with my partner who is a SAHM), and play netball at my local club, which involves Saturday games and training one night a week.

With any time leftover I try to fit in any of the following:

  • Gym/fitness/walking the dog
  • Housework (yeah right!)
  •  Leisure activities (socialising, catching up with friends/family, reading a book, watching a movie, shopping!, taking photos, having a bath)
  • Planning things around my business
  • Writing this blog (which I have been TOTALLY slack on – sorry y’all)


Whoa.


Even as I write these things I realise how much I have going on. And I know it’s all my doing, and I am not whining at all. I also know that other amazing people do a lot more but to me this is a fair amount. The thing is though is that this amount of ‘stuff’ going on in life is manageable. BUT I tend to spend time not actually doing anything, such as flaking on the couch watching meaningless television, on social media just creeping and a ridiculous amount of time looking at photos on Instagram of food, flamingos and nail polish. Goodness me.

So what to do?

First – you will notice that posts on this blog will start taking on more of a ‘structure’. For example this post has the heading of What's Happening in My World? They will be posts on what's happening to me in my little world that I hope relate somehow to you. There will be other themes of things that I like to write about at certain times. Things that interest me and that I would love to share with you.
On a side note, the amount of support that I have had so far is overwhelming. I thank you, you gorgeous thing, for reading and being supportive, you’re awesome.  I love writing on here and I will continue to do so as long as people want to check it out and connect. It rocks. You rock. We all rock.

Second – realise that some things can wait. If I don’t get the vacuuming done today then it will still be there tomorrow, and that is perfectly fine. It’s all about prioritising, and being ok with putting things that aren’t super important off for a little bit. So if you are coming to visit my house any time soon, please DO NOT look at the carpet. Thank you.

Third – make sure that I ‘schedule’ blocks of time out to do things I want to do. I am not going to book every little detail in as such; it will more be an hour here or there to do something that I feel like doing at that time.  Me time. I can probably make a safe bet and assume that hours will go just watching my daughter and her facial expressions, but to me that’s an hour well spent!

Fourth setting little tasks. If I have something massive I want done by a certain time, I am going to split it out into more manageable chunks so that it doesn’t overwhelm me, and I leave it to the last minute. Or don’t even get it done at all. (Yes, I am talking about the bookcase in the garage that I was going to strip down, paint and put in the nursery before the baby was born. Oops. It will get done. One day, hopefully by her eighteenth birthday.)
The business is a perfect example here. Just chipping away at little tasks is making the whole thing seem easy. It’s falling into place. And it makes me feel like I have accomplished so much so far.  Whoop!

Fifth – even though I feel like I have a crap-load to do, it’s really important that I am here in the present. Enjoying today and not stressing about how much I have to do in the next six months, two years or five years. Taking today as it comes and just doing what I can – and being ok with it. Breathing and being present.
Being here in the moment and taking whatever today brings me. I’m ready – bring it on!



What about you?

Do you feel like you don’t have enough hours in the day?

Do you have a way that you manage everything that really works for you? I’d love to hear it!



Keep smiling

xx


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