2017-09-06 Being Behind Becomes a Balancing Act

Last week I was all about it being a new month and all the things I was going to get done. Now we are six days in and I’m still stuck on trying to get this backyard project done and balancing that with getting enough other physical activity to be satisfied and doing all the right things with the kids.

Truth be told, I also spent a fair amount of time last week with my new friend, Simon. I had a pretty great weekend. I’m feeling happy and positive about how that is going. Now that the kids are back, my focus has definitely shifted back to Mom mode. The reality is that the laundry piles up and dishes too. Spanish vocabulary needs practice and quality meals need to be made. Not to mention lots of QT talking and playing. I feel like this new connection has energized me somewhat and would go so far as to say inspired me to be a better parent.

Sometimes I fall into a pattern with the kids and kind of live in that bubble for a while. I forget that I can always be better and make improvements. Talking through things with another person reminds me of that. So far this week has been good and I think the kids feel it too.
I’ve had good one on one time with both and also good conversations.

However, doing well on a few things has sort of made me fall behind on others. I spent most of the day today while the kids were at school on the backyard and can see the finish line on that now. I did carve out two hours for gym time complete with cardio, pilates, and yoga. I have no idea what I am going to do about being able to get that much goodness into my day when I have to go back to work. Now is not the time to worry about that though. Now is the time to really focus on the tasks at hand.

If I focus on the one or two things I had targeted for last week and finish them up TOMORROW, then I can regroup and determine what the next priorities are. I don’t want to get to the point that I feel like time is running out.

Unfortunately, the writing is one of the things that has suffered with my unbalanced activities. I intend to make that one of the things that is a priority again, as soon as I can.

Time to Jet,
~Miss SugarCookie

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