Monday, April 16, 2012

Back to reality

School holidays are over and I have to say it couldn't have come sooner. I really do love my kids don't get me wrong, but wow do they get in the way! I know that Motherhood is the life I have chosen and that at least for the next 14 odd years they all need to be my number one priority, but really can I not just have a small amount of time to myself, or to get things achieved that I want to achieve?
I think at the moment I am just spreading myself way to thin, and I need to plan better and be so totally more organised. I have been trying to write lists lately and it has been keeping me more on-task but I still need to get rid of all the time-wasting activities I have in my day and become far more productive.
It is just that a lot of those time-wasting things are the only time that I have to do something mindless or to escape reality for a few minutes. It is just so hard to come to the realisation that my life does revolve around being a mother 24/7. There are so many things that I want to work on, but I just don't know how I can do it all, especially while I still have young children. I look at other people (I know, I know I should never look at other people) and get bogged down in their successes or the way they can fit so much in their days and it makes me even less productive. What I need to do is remember that they may be older than me, or their children are older than mine, or they have more surplus cash than we have, or have simply worked harder than I have to get where they are. I really need to do less comparing and more doing, even if my doing is only in small amounts. Surely any doing is better than no doing.

So,  I am going to really nut out my days, prioritise my time, stay on task and eliminate the wasteful hours in my day. I know I can do this, and I know I can be more effective in all aspects of my life. A better mum, a better wife, a better housekeeper, a better eater, a better exerciser, a better business partner, a better blogger, a better crafter and a better me. In the last 12 or so months I have come so far and I really need to pick up the slack again and get back on track. All in all, there is so much truth in what they say about being a Mum - it really is the hardest job.

1 comment:

  1. Hang in there! What you've said is the story of my life too! You can do it! Lists are awesome!!