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I Need a Few More Hours

Friday, March 18, 2011

Each day has 24 hours - right? Could I bargain for a few more? It seems I never have enough time to get in everything that I need to get done, most importantly, taking care of myself. Lately, I have focused on just a small amount of issues, so as not to get overwhelmed and quit, which is my habit. I have:
1. Tried to get to sleep by 11 PM
2. Taken dairy out of my diet to clear some health issues
3. Added 1-200 minutes of exercise to my week
4. Started focusing on portion control and food combinations
5. Kept logging in to SP for support, ideas and motivation

All these are terrific things to do for myself when I hadn't been doing any of them pre-Spark, just a few weeks ago. So, hurray for me.

The problem does not lie there, necessarily, but in the fact that in addition to these things that must get done regularly, I have a family to take care of and a full-time job spread over 7 schools. And together with my DH, I am also in the midst of rehabbing our old home, and have not yet been able to completely move in to functional rooms, creating a somewhat chaotic home life.

The point of this blog is not to ask for sympathy or to rant about never getting enough done, but simply to say - OK, so this is tough. And OK, this may be why my needs always got pushed to the bottom of the barrel - there's just too much going on. So now, I'm a bit motivated to A) Either somehow squeeze a few more hours into my day or B) organize myself much better to allow the most important (me included) things to get done, with a plan for the lesser important things to be taken care of later.
I seem to work better if I can see challenges like a game (I know - so immature and competitive, right?), and will be working on finding motivational tools to keep myself organized and focused with time off to play.
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  • v MUSICMOM100
    Sounds like you have a lot on your plate. Hang in there and remember that putting yourself first every now and then is essential. It makes me feel selfish sometimes, but that feeling is typically self-inflicted. My family is actually happy for me when I do things that make me happy. Have some fun and find the time to enjoy the journey!
    1889 days ago
  • v MENACE79
    Yes - you can do this! There is such a good-for-you positive feeling that comes from taking charge of your own time. Making it a game is totally acceptable - and sort of fun!
    1891 days ago
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