Saturday, February 26, 2011

Overscheduled

I have been so incredibly busy lately, and I'm loving it. I thrive on having a packed calendar and a long to-do list. As strange as it may sound, I'm always substantially more productive when I have more things that I have to get done. If it's just one thing, I tend to just keep putting it off. The whole "It's just one thing; I'll be able to do it super fast later" mentality. So, nothing gets done. If starting to work part time has done nothing else (although, it's already done more), it's pumped up my planner a bit. I've been getting so much more done lately, and it's making a difference in all aspects of my life. I've been much more present in parenting, spending more quality time with Jony (and neither of us are annoyed from doing the mundane chores that make a house liveable) and just getting a bit of my livelihood back. I'd forgotten how much I love being on the go constantly. After graduating college, I wanted a break. I definitely took one and was afraid to get back into doing more in fear of getting overstretched like I was that last year of college. I'm taking baby steps and monitoring myself to make sure that I don't do TOO much, but I'm enjoying the movement for now. Nap time will keep at least an hour or two of downtime in my life, and we all know that I'm not going to mess with nap time.

1 comment:

Resourceful Red said...

i know what you mean about being more productive with more things on your plate! i am the same way.