Tuesday, August 12, 2014
I decided that getting upset is not working in my favor. So now I must figure out how to keep calm in the midst of disorder. Why is there disorder? My biggest reason is overscheduling that causes volunteer work to spill over into ME time. So I must reflect on how much volunteering I can really do.
When projects are scheduled I put start and stop dates. I figure out how much time the work will take and add 20% more time for problems and others who miss deadlines. I also try to estimate where the weakest link will be and anticipate the delays.
What I cannot control is flare-ups from my RA and additional medication side effects. That cost me time in my latest round of newsletter, end-of-year report, etc. I had time set aside for exercise and cooking.
So I need to budget down time for health reasons and perhaps make time delays 25%.
I also made certain under stress that I took time to do yoga, mindfulness in many ways and some naps. I am a work in progress.