Sunday, January 31, 2016
For me, Sunday is often the only day I have to catch up on my cleaning, laundry, relax, and do anything else I need to do because most weeks, I work Monday through Saturday. This is true more so in the spring than in the fall.
I've started using a planner to make notes on what I need to do. I usually make a list and I've just discovered its the start of a bullet planner. I didn't realize I was kind of ahead of a trend!
My list for today
2. Write more entries for blog due to long 12 hour days Tuesday to Saturday.
3. Clean kitchen and living room including boxing a couple things.
4. Clean bathroom or at least the toilet and tub.
5. Exercise and dance.
6. Fix a big dinner so I have leftovers for lunch tomorrow.
7. Find material for work.
I realize many people are so organized they can clean the house every night, get everything done and have time to repaint a room. Me? I'm not the most organized person and I like my down time so I can recharge my batteries for the next day. I like to sit and read a book from start to finish. I like feeling like I'm giving me some ME time.
For years, I forgot about me till it hit a point where I felt stressed all the time, where I felt I was never home, never able to just relax. I felt like I fit the image of the on the go woman who had to get to her next meeting. When people called me at work at all hours rather than my house because they knew I'd be there, I took a step back and decided I was not giving me time for me.
That was the turning point for me. I made the vow that I would be home on Sunday's so I could give me the ME time I need. I try not to work more than 3 nights a week and I try to have time every day to just sit and read.
Am I succeeding? Mostly but its still a struggle. I tell myself it is one day at a time.