I have been bad at getting stuff done lately, blogging included. But I am going to get it under control. I have been writing down in my new agenda what I want to get done each day. If it doesn’t get done it gets moved to the following day until it’s completed. To be honest, I was supposed to blog on Friday. I’ve only been doing this for less than a week now and it has been going pretty good. I’ve been getting a lot of stuff done. I have written down days to blog, days to work on the Nerd Listings, days to do my online surveys; I’ve even scheduled in days to see my boyfriend haha. I feel more in control of my life when I have things planned out. I’ve been told that I can’t plan out my life so I am keeping it a little flexible. But it’s nice getting chores done during the week instead of having to spend my whole day off just doing chores and having no time to relax. I’ve even gone and wrote down a meal to make each week until January so I know what I’m going to have and what I need to buy from the grocery store (I make one big meal each week and eat that almost every day at work, alternating meals if I have other left overs).
I’m really trying to get a handle on this work/life balance. I have no idea how people who work and have kids ever have time to relax. I would be exhausted all the time. I really hope I can keep up with this new routine. I think it will really help my stress level lower, or at least that’s the plan. Work has been really taking a lot out of me lately. I don’t know if it’s because my co-workers have become so unreliable and therefore are making me work longer days and for long periods of time alone, or if it’s because it is a busy time of year for us. I had a couple of long weekends off recently which really helped me recharge but it’s hard to hold onto that feeling sometimes.