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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hours

There simply is not enough hours in the day to get everything done. No matter how much I try to get it all done, it just doesn't happen.  I think I have (or used to!) pretty decent time management skills, but lately I feel like a failure.

The house isn't clean enough, I don't spend enough quality time with the kids, I don't get enough meetup stuff done, I don't get enough girl scout stuff done, I don't get a lot of quality time with my husband, friends or just time to myself. I hate it. I feel like most of my time is spent accomplishing much of nothing. I used to coupon, and what a time consuming job that was, even though we were saving some money.  Now I primarily shop at Aldis and no couponing and save money without the hour scouring the internet looking for the best deal and coupons to match.  You think that would have save me some time, but I managed to fill it with other stuff.

I want, need, to do better at managing my time again, I feel like I am missing out on so much because I can't get my head straight. I know my kid's activities aren't going to slow down, so other things must. I need to spend less time on the internet (yet here I sit blogging) and more time doing things that I've been putting off. I have an online course I need to take for girl scouts, and I haven't been motivated yet to do it. I did just get the info the other day though, so it's not like I've been putting it off long. I do however, have to have it done by Nov 10th, as it's for an event we're going to.

This particular issue is going on my "New Year's Resolutions" errr, goals list.  It must be done, something has to give.  There will be some things changing within the new year as well, and I am hoping that will help relieve some of my stress.

Do you get it all done? Do you feel accomplished at the end of the day?


2 comments:

Mommy Attorney said...

Oh my yes. I think you need to start by not beating yourself up. Focus on what you DID accomplish. It actually is probably a lot! Did you make sure the girls were ready for school? Did you pick them up? Did you feed K lunch? Did you supervise homework? Do a load of laundry? Respond to an e-mail? Support a friend having a twitter crisis? ;-)

I don't know how to help with motivation - I struggle with that as well.

Devan said...

I lac motivation because there is a lot of stuff I just don't like to do. lol
I tend to get a TON of stuff done some days and other days I feel like I can't even get out of my pajamas... so... yeah.