What to do with our at home time?

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The "trouble goal" I have to deal with is too much sitting. Too much computer, TV, etc. I think it happens because I am bored. I don't know what to do with myself and I'm too tired or down to do anything else. The only thing I can think of to stop this is to make a schedule, plan out my day (including TV and computer) and then stick to it the same way I have my sparkpeople diet and exercise plan.

I will try to commit to writing every day in my journal. I love writing and reading, but it seems lately I am too tired to do it. Maybe I need to keep a sleep journal and address the fact that I am not getting enough rest. I have been driving my husband to work early in the morning because we are down to one car. Perhaps it is taking a bigger toll on me than I thought because that is kind of when all this started. Maybe I should plan a nap into my day or something. This really has helped me to see some of the root causes, just like SP said it would.

I feel down because this tiredness has impacted how much I do with my children. It is very humid and buggy outside and my daughter gets eaten up even with bug spray on. That makes things limited to mostly indoor activities right now. The problem is finding indoor things to do with them. They are 3 years apart and my son gets frustrated with games easily if my daughter constantly wins. It has made it hard to think of no-cost activities I could be doing with them. Time with them always picks me up, but between running the car back and forth (because I work in the mornings and need it) and also hearing "I don't know, what do you want to do?" every time I ask them if they would like to hang out. It's never the same, my daughter wants a game, (because she can win) my son won't play that, he wants to make something, she says it's boring, etc. etc. etc., it can be so tiring and difficult. I think to tackle this I will post for some no-cost, no-competition type of indoor activities. Boy I better make a list, I have a lot to do to get on top and stay on top of this one.
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