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Busy is as busy does

Friday, October 21, 2016

Sometimes I cannot believe how much needs to be done in a day, and yet there is so little time. I still remember sitting in school as a kid and praying that the clock would hit three, it was so slow. I could not even imagine wishing a day to go faster now. It seems they are over in a blink of an eye.

I decided to try to put some time for myself in every week. My life is typically a flurry of phone calls, paperwork, doctors/therapist appointments, clients and students. Then of course there is my family. With seven kids, two with special needs, it just never ends. My husband and I need a vacation, but we would settle for a full nights sleep.

So to combat my busy, I am coming up with fun ideas. Yesterday I went to a smoothie making class, next week I am going to an essential oils class. I have an ulterior motive for that one though. The class is taught by a life coach, and she has an interesting 12 week course that I have been thinking about taking. It is kind of a searching for your best self possible. At first it just felt like more work to do, but now I see that it is probably exactly what I need. I need reasonable goals to work with, and I definitely need to get healthy. I have met a lot of goals over the last few months, we moved, started completely over really. My son is now getting the help he needs, and my daughter is finally getting a diagnosis. Social Security is also now working with my son and a service coordinator. The amount of paperwork and appointments has been overwhelming, and I am an attorney. I can't imagine how people who are not used to it get through all of this bureaucracy. So you can see I know how to follow through with goals. The problem is they are usually external to me as a person. I need some internal goal searching, and maybe a dose of courage.

If you have any fun "me time" ideas, please share. I really like the continuing education classes my school district offers.


--J
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    That is GREAT that you are trying to find ways to carve out some special time for yourself. As you know, I also have a large family so I know how hard it can be to find time to regenerate, recharge and relax. My husband and I occasionally splurge on a "stay-cation" by getting a nearby hotel room for one night, a babysitter for the kids and just taking a 24 hour break.
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