Thursday, August 27, 2009

That I'm Sure

Busy with nothing much to say. The Smiley Monster was home sick on Monday after a HUGE weekend, poor little tike. I worked from 9.30am to 5.30pm on Tuesday and didn't realise until walking out the door that I hadn't even stopped for lunch. That was OK when I used to do it all the time but as a one off it really took it out of me. Yesterday was volunteer work at the school, then groceries, then cottage meeting, then picking kids up from school, then swimming lessons, then finishing a sketch I started last week, then music lessons, then showering kids, then dinner, then putting kids to bed, then an hour of telly, then emails, then bed. Today is work again and some other stuff after that I'm sure.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Put Into Practice

I've been thinking a lot lately about some of the sources of stress in my life. One in particular is constantly feeling pressed for time and like I am rushing about everywhere. On one hand I think it is because I am trying to do so much, on the other I think it is because I waste so much time so don't get through as many things as I could.

Part of this problem is that I am usually worried about being late for things - big or small. I tried to tell myself not to worry about it if I am going to be late, but that just hasn't been sitting well with me. Tried it on, didn't like it, looking for a better fit now I guess.

Something that I've noticed is that I used to be occasionally late but more often was early. Now, it seems, that I tend to time my preparation and travel so that I arrive pretty much on time, rather than early, and then if I take longer than anticipated or if there is a delay of any kind, I have no buffer so rather than being slightly less early or on time, I'm inevitably late.

I guess it's understandable that because I am trying to fit so much in that I am narrowing my margins but it really is just a matter of adjusting my planning slightly and I should, theoretically, be able to have a very positive impact in terms of reducing some of the stress in my life.

Why does everything always sound so simple but is always much harder to put into practice?