Life, oh life. Oh li-i-i-i-ife. Oh life. Doo, doot doot dooo.
So here I am, approximately six months since my last post. I have been keeping up my Instagram, but lost the motivation and drive to find the time to write entries. My website payment is due tomorrow so it was make or break. Do I love this blog enough to pay for another year? Will I commit to finding the time to write? I mean I have an endless supply of material to write about because you know… Life… So, it would be a damn waste not to make the most of it, right? YEAH I’LL KEEP WITH IT!
So HAY! I’m back! Feeling pretty good. Start of year. Fresh start. All that jazz.
So my question is… Where does all the time go?! And also, how the flipping heck is one meant to fit everything one is meant to do in a 24 hour period, if one is also expected to sleep enough to insure one doesn’t exhaust oneself? As you can see, I’m starting the year off DEEP.
I’m serious though, even if I plan like a mofo, prep everything the night before, make list upon list within a list, I still can’t get everything done. I try to prioritise, I try to be motivated but let me tell you, at the end of a work day, after picking the kid up from daycare and walking home and getting dinner ready and getting the kid bathed and into bed, I am in no place mentally, physically or emotionally to tackle a list!
When it comes to productivity, daytime is my time to shine. This means that throughout the day I am always very enthusiastic about all the wonderful creative things I will do once the kid is in bed, or all the housework I will smash out, or all the food I will cook, but once that child is snoozing, that is frankly all I want to do too. The pile of washing stays on the couch, the toys stay strewn across the floor, the dishes stay piled up, our bed STILL unmade and trails of misplaced objects are still scattered randomly throughout the house.
I’m beat. I’m exhausted. I’m left with nothin’. I’ve tried so many things to get me motivated in the evening; meditation to re-set, exercise, rest, food. There isn’t really anything that can break the exhaustion. So what do I do?
I’m still trying to figure that out! Making the most of the time that I have during the day to do what I need to do. Like, getting up a bit earlier and smashing out some stuff then. Not being so hard on myself when I leave the piles of impending work around the house (which is surprisingly hard for me to do). Allowing myself the time to just rest and recuperate after a full day and - letting go. Breathing out. Releasing. Running myself a bath and having an early night. Whatever I need to do to release the immense pressure I put on myself on a day to day basis to do ALL OF THE THINGS. And, be ok with things being unfinished, undone and messy. It’s life.
Do you have and tricks to reset in the afternoon/evening? I’d love to hear what they are and give them a go! Feel free to write a comment below!