I walked in late to church and had to leave early this Sunday. Guess what the sermon was about…
I fill my cup to overflowing. I get so many “great” ideas… and then I implement them.
Summer has flown by, and I am totally fine with that, but so will this school year and the next.
I SO struggle with focusing on a few new ideas and tabling the rest.
I have been getting better at it… but I have a long way to go.
Because I am so systematized and productive, when I bite off too many projects at one time I don’t have any wiggle room to pull “project time” from except…
Dishes, laundry, household cleaning, shopping…planning out holidays, birthdays and special family events…all get pushed to the last minute.
I can “pull it together” usually… but the family is stressed, I might forget something and there is no peace.
Reality bites. I spend 15-20 hours driving each week during the school year. And other than chatting with friends on the phone or listening to informational CD’s that time is NOT productive.
Any free minute I steal away to my computer. Or I am lost in thought about growing my business or my brand.
So where does that leave me?
- I need and want to work.
- I will be in the car 20 hours a week.
- My family needs to be prioritized and systematized to reduce stress.
Every time I sat down to plan out my fall goals for my business, I couldn’t fit them within the confines of my calendar. I have to choose.
I have been working on setting aside the hours from 4-7:30 each night as well as the weekend for household/ family things.
What things you ask? Meal planning, bills, cleaning, laundry, date nights, scrapbooking, family movie night, shopping, homework, medication management, doctor’s appointments, school appointments, coupons and most importantly… connecting.
To and from school, events and work will just happen. I have to stop trying to maximize this time or stressing over the quantity of it.
I DO want to start listening to more inspirational tapes and instructional books on tape. If you live locally and I could “borrow” some, let me know!
Ugh! Why do I have to choose? I LOVE all my jobs and ideas.
Carol and I will be doing in home professional organization and speaking events. I am really enjoying our partnership and the groups of women I am meeting through speaking, but to do that…
I can’t also pretend I can be FULL time blogging. Have you noticed I’m wordy? Yeah – this was going to be a “quick” post. Apparently I am not a “quick” poster.
I thought I would solve that problem by podcasting weekly. And I still want to do that, but I need to devote time to learning how and setting up the systems. So, gulp, I am going to table the podcasting.
Wow, that hurt.
As much as I want to post 5 blog posts a week, I think a more realistic goal is at least 3.
So, this school year you can expect to see new posts on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Monday through Friday I will be working 20 hours, driving 20 hours and taking care of my family 20 hours. That seems like a doable balance, right?
Oh… and FYI I have a new eBook, planners, 40 week challenge and webinars coming out in the next 10 days. In case you wondered what my big summer projects were!
How do you “balance” it all? Leave a comment to help me and the other readers out!
See you back here Monday morning!!