I have been a mom for over two years now. Will there ever be a time when I don't feel tired?
I'm really doing my best to keep myself balanced but it's hard.
I love my son so much but being with him on my SAHM day uses even more of my energy than a day at work.
I'm happy that I'm co-providing for our family. But sometimes I think about how awesome it would be if I could only work 3 days instead of 4. More balance between work and care. More time for me.
I'm trying to figure out if it's possible. Are there ways to save more money or can I make extra cash with a side job?
But on the other hand, Logan will be in school in two years. Can I manage to keep up this pace for another two years? I don't know.
I've been blogging on a regular base since december now and most of my free time goes into writing and trying to get other people to read my articles. It helps me to put my energy in something I love. And it's nice to see people appreciating what I do.
But I really need to do something about this dreaded tiredness.
How can I spend my time more efficiently? How can I feel more energized?
These two questions have been on my mind for a while.
I believe there is always room for change. Even little changes can make a big difference.
But what can I change?
This sounds like a very good personal goal for March.
After a day at work I really don't want to do much in the evening. I though about starting to work out again. But as I think of it, it sounds awful. But I need to get out of this routine because it's going the wrong way. What can I do for myself in the evenings after work when my son has gone to bed?
Technically I have from 7 PM till 10 PM to spend however I please. That's 2hrs and 45 minutes.
I wake up every morning at 6 AM so going to bed at 10 PM should be early enough.
What makes me happy? What gives me energy? I can't remember so well.
I really need to work out. I know that really helps me to feel better. Perhaps I could try getting to work by bike once a week? That would be a great goal.
Tuesday would be a good day to do that. Why not? I could try at least.
Tuesdays' goal: Go to work by bike (I estimate it will take me 45 minutes to get from home to work) Update: I did it! I was so proud of myself :-) And it even didn't took me that long to get to work, only 25 minutes. I'll have another go at it next tuesday.
Wednesdays' goal: Pamper myself with an at home Spa night Update: I didn't feel like doing a complete Spa routine. So instead I just soaked in the tub with my favorite bath oil while reading the latest edition of Flow magazine. Hooray for me-time!
I always used to be really creative. I enjoyed painting and making my own greeting cards. I think it's good if I'd take more time to work with me hands and create. Thursday will be my creative night.
Thursdays' goal: Create one or two greeting cards Update: I had to work the evening shift at work. In the morning I caught up with housework before I went in to the office. In the evening I was so tired I went straight to bed.
Fridays' goal: Listen to a guided meditation to reconnect with myself update: I think I fell asleep on the couch this friday. And that's ok, if I'm tired, I'm tired. I'll just pass this goal to next week's goal list.
Saturdays' goal: Catch up with my Bestie with a High Tea! I was really happy to see my bestie again. We had some catching up to do because we hadn't seen each other in months. The high tea was lovely. There were so many tasty snacks that we couldn't eat it all.
Setting goals for myself helps me to get a grip of my life. It gives structure to my week and gives purpose to my days.
Sundays' goal: Quality Family time at a local Fairy Tale theme park It was such a great day to spend with my two men. Read it all here.
How are you guys handling it all?