Scheduling the day…

23 Jun

If you have a moment, please take some time to go and vote for my Mamavation application!  You can see my application video here, and you can “vote” for me by heading to Twitter and tweeting this: Hey @bookieboo! I want @SkinnySushi to be the next #Mamavation Mom. She has my support! As always, your support means SO much to me.

I’m still playing around with the idea of making a real schedule for my days, but thanks to lots of thought and some of your comments, I’m coming to a few realizations.

  1. Not everything has to be done every day, and it really doesn’t matter if the laundry gets put off day after day.
  2. Evi is old enough to “help.”  Yesterday, she gleefully filled the laundry basket with dirty clothes for me.  It was genuinely helpful, she had fun, and she’s learning about how to help me.
  3. I need to find the balance between focusing on the “now” and remembering the big picture.  Sometimes I get too focused on the immediate, which leads to me playing Facebook games because I’m thinking about what I want RIGHT NOW instead of what I need to get done by the end of the day.  On the flip side, I can’t let myself get too caught up in looking at the whole list or I get overwhelmed.  I trick myself by making my list (I keep it in Google documents online) and then putting a HUGE space between the top of the list (must be done today) and everything else, thus giving me the option to only glance at the must-dos.
  4. Sometimes it’s better to do nothing.  Yesterday, instead of letting the stress pile up any further, I closed the laptop, turned off my phone, and crawled into the kiddie pool with Ms. Evi for a half hour or so.  Then I sat next to the pool while she splashed around and I dried off in the sun with a glass of wine.  THAT is how every day should end.

So what did I learn so far?  To chill out and take a plunge… or in this case, a shallow dip.

floating pool toys

Photo by Heather Hurd - June 2010


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3 Responses to “Scheduling the day…”

  1. JourneyBeyondSurvival June 23, 2010 at 10:41 am #

    Good idea. I think it helps me too. I just have to figure out how to shut down the blogosphere when it’s ‘time’.

    • Skinny Sushi June 23, 2010 at 11:03 am #

      For me, it’s when I find myself online just because it’s something to do instead of being there with a purpose. Then I know it’s time to step away.


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