I get asked this question a lot. For many months now I just keep responding with, “Not sure but where there is a will, there is a way.” Is that really true? Do I really believe that? As I ask myself the same question; where do I find the time? I am beginning to understand why I am falling off more often then staying on. I realized I don’t pace myself very well and I must to a better job at it because if I don’t the outcome is not going to be good. Let me share with you a typical day:
5:15 am wake up or more like throw myself out of bed – check emails, organize my clothes and JP’s clothes for the day, pack his lunch and snacks and cook my lunch to take to work
6:00 am JP usually wakes up, cuddle time, share the events of the day with him..ie. camp trip or swim day etc, feed the dog and cat, straighten up the beds and plan breakfast
6:45 am jump into shower, JP watching some T.V. and building with Legos, usually he is eating breakfast at this point
7:00 am trying to beautify myself, make sure all bags are at the door, collect garbage, take garbage out when I walk the dog
8:00 am off to camp
8:40 am walking through the door at my office and there until 5:00 pm
5:30 pm walking through the door at home spend 2.5 hours with JP before he falls asleep
8:00 pm clean up, spend time with the cat and dog, check emails, work on Naturally Good Soaps & Essence & Aroma, head bobbing from exhaustion, fighting exhaustion, lots of Facebook time, usually in bed by 10 ish..
5:15 am get up and start cycle all over again.
I can see so many opportunities where I can manage my life a little better (sorry distracted by the Geico commercial with the pigs!! LOL) Ok, I am back! I really need to set up a system where I work on NGS on certain days/times the same for E&A. I can’t schedule my son because after all he is my #1, however I really can re-evaluate the things I do on a daily basis. Running a small business, working FT out of the home while being a single mom is the most challenging thing I have ever done. I need to use my time more efficiently so I don’t burn out and end up on a deserted island with a cabana boy. Oh wait, that might not be a bad plan after all! LOL
How do you plan to manage your time more effectively?