I have this problem that I am constantly busy and I want to stop being so busy all the time. I am mom of school age twins. I have decided that I am flexible enough that I will take them to school everyday and pick them up after school as well. After school is about homework, keeping them on task and from arguing about who gets to watch Netflix, who has who’s Lego piece and how many marshmallows that each one got. It’s funny that I one point I thought I was going to get work done with them at home. My attention is usually about them and I did not like my daughter saying things that I enjoyed being on the computer more than being with her (she knows my buttons). So, my focus shifts to them.
During school hours, I am busy networking, writing a blog post (like I am now), marketing and trying to squeeze in a lunch date with a friend that I want to spend time with and doing some freelance work. Oddly enough, 5 hours go by really fast. When I was strictly a stay at home the days seemed to long winter days and now I ask where did the time go? Before long, it is dinner time and I put the kids to bed and squeeze some time to talk to the husband. On the weekends, I binge watch a show on Netflix and do some work and spend time doing family things.
With being a wife, mother and running my own business time seems to fly by. So, this year, I have decided to prioritize my time more efficiently. I used to be planner but having twins, I had to let that skill go because it was making me crazy (I am talking having conversations about silly stuff because I was trying to do it all and sleep deprived). I have gotten myself a few planners. Do brain dumps. Give myself deadlines and block time for friends and family now. I am not proficient yet, but I like thus far. I am being more intentional and sticking to my word this year. Only 11 more months to go. Are you busy? How to make time for yourself? Family?by