# 15 – Finding Balance

# 15 – Finding Balance

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I have been feeling like I am on a treadmill lately.  As soon as my feet hit the floor in the morning, I do not stop until I go to bed.  I know many of you are in the same situation, all different circumstances.  When do we get a break?  I don’t want to rush my kids growing up, I need to have a job, food needs to be prepared, the dog has to go out, and on and on.  Ask anyone, they will say the same thing, “There are not enough hours in the day”.   And why is it that when you are home (like this week for example, I was recovering from having my gallbladder removed) the days have being FLYING by!  WTF is that all about!!!  Any who..

So what do we do?

These are my Goals for when I start back to work next week.  I want my days to be productive, organized, and planned (all to the best of my ability).  Could I be crazy for thinking this way…maybe.

  1. Make Lists

I find that if I write everything down that needs to get done, I can at least prioritize and check things off the list.  This includes EVERYTHING!  What I need to get done AND what I have to remember my kids need to have done for the week.  I use a planner and my phone’s calendar.  Overboard? Perhaps, but for some reason this works for me.

  1. Meal Plan

I’m so bad at this.  I say every week I will plan what we will eat each day and it never happens.  I have to sit down ask myself these questions:

  • What does our week look like afterschool?
  • What meals are we going to eat?
  • Is there anything I can make on the weekend/night before to make meal prep go faster?

Since being home, I have been able to make some pretty decent dinners, if I must say so.  So I actually sat down this morning and planned out dinner for next week and ordered groceries as needed (I get my groceries delivered…another time saver!)

  1. Organized Home

I was on a roll with organizing every nook and cranny of my house until I had my surgery.  Since then I have not been able to fully bend down to pick things up and clean and my children are not the best at cleaning up.  For some reason no one ever knows how the mess got there in the first place.  Now that I’m beginning to feel better, my hope is to get back on track.  It just makes me feel better to have a place for everything.  I have become obsessed with organization anything and everything for new tips and tricks.

These will be my goals starting tomorrow.  I will continue to build on this list, but also have to be practical at the same time.  So if you are like me and always chasing the clock, let me know your tips and tricks as well…would love to hear them!

~ K

Picture by: Next TwentyEight Lic: CC

 

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