Well this really seemed a prefect point for me to jump back in!!
I have been reading and participating in all the challenges from the time I was taken into hospital but have not had the time to write them up in my blog. I have been trying to write a catch-up post for about a week now but am finding it tedious and therefore it’s making very boring reading! So I’ve decided it’s time to ditch this post that is holding me back and move on with the challenge…
My approach at finding some quiet time up until recently has been really non-productive but since writing my daily planner and managing my time in Week 14 I have fixed this. I’m quite good at taking it easy and rewarding myself which I think is just a part of my personality make-up, naturally I’m a messy person so I could live with letting things go a little and then doing one huge swoop. In reality though this approach has caused me more stress and chaos I cram everything into a small space of time and burn myself out; then I take it easy a few days whilst feeling guilty about what I’m not doing until things become urgent and the process starts again! I also think it must be incredibly unsettling for my husband and children as I suddenly decide I want things sorted, develop a short-temper and bark general orders unable to relax or do anything else until the house, or whatever job I’m focused on is sorted.
Planning, routine and systems have really helped me remedy this. I do a little housework often so nothing becomes a huge job and most paperwork and organisation in the evening so I can run errands first thing. That way I have a quiet time on week days in the late morning when the children are in school and toddler napping so I can coo at my new baby.