Thursday, January 10, 2013
I've never been very good at balance. When I dive into something I usually dive in headfirst and whatever I'm doing consumes me until I'm done. Lately, I've been somewhat obsessed with hanging things on the walls and decorating the house. I spent a day while the kids were sick printing new pictures finding picture frames and hanging stuff. I have ideas of other things I want to do, but don't have the supplies to actually complete them. I just finished reading 11/22/63 (the novel by Stephen King) it is about 850 pages. Any free time I had while I was in the middle of that book went into reading it until I was done. See, I get consumed by a particular project until I can check it off my list. I'm better about multitasking at work but in my personal life I just can't seem to balance a bunch of stuff at once. Obviously, I can't just be consumed with the kids for the next 11-14 years and not do anything else, but I don't know how to spread my time out, how to do things for myself and for everyone else without spreading myself too thin. With a full-time job, 2 side bookkeeping jobs and the kids, I barely have any time left for Bob, much less myself, and in general the time I have for myself I honestly just want to sleep! What is the key to a balanced life (or at least a more balanced life)? How do you find time to do things that feed your soul and re-energize you when you feel like you have nothing left? I know there are some very smart and well balanced mamas that read this...so I'm looking to you, wise ones, to help me have a more balanced 2013.