This image shows exactly how I’m feeling right now.
How often have you said to yourself that you wish there were more hours in the day? There’s a number of things working against this scenario.
Firstly there’s the Law of Time – you can’t have any more than 24 hours each day!
Then there’s one of Murphy’s Laws that states “Everything takes longer than you think it will”, which just chews up the hours you do have. Everything seems to be taking me more time than I have to do them, that’s for sure.
However, my biggest problem is not that I don’t have enough hours in the day, after I have the same as everyone else does. No, my problem is that I’m trying to do too much in those hours.
And, I’m either not getting things done, or not doing things well.
Hell on Earth for a perfectionist.
Sometimes the overwhelm gets the better of me, my house, my finances, and even my parenting. I use my blog to keep myself motivated, to force myself to find solutions to my problems. But even the blog itself can take up too much of my time if I let it!
It’s time for some serious prioritisation and time management.
I only have 24 hours in a day. I need to figure out how I’m going to use them so that I can achieve a less chaotic homelife for our family, a better rested and healthier body for myself, and better control of our financial income and outgoings.
I need to remember that whilst my contribution to our family is multi-faceted, I can’t have it all, not all at once anyway!
What do you do to beat the mundane treadmill of busyness? Have you figured out how to balance without falling flat on your face?