Now that I am finally feeling better, I am trying to find a sense of balance of all the things that I need to do. I need to get my research done. I need to read more articles. I need to type up notes. I need to workout. I need to blog and promote my posts and find more opportunities. I need to get the housework done. I need to make sure Molly is cared for. I need to get enough sleep.
How am I going to get it all done? I get overwhelmed with all the things that *need* to be done, and end up just zoning out in front of the telly.
So how do I find balance?
1. I make lists.
I make lists and then make lists about the lists. I make plans each day about what needs to get done, what I’d like to get done, and what would be lovely to happen if I have all the time in the world. Crossing things off gives me a sense of satisfaction of finally getting things accomplished. Items crossed off my to do list today- 1. 🙁
2. I get enough sleep.
I probably get more sleep than the average person. I need about 9 hours or so to feel good. I spent so much time when I was working running on 6 hours or less that now that I get enough sleep, I feel SO much better. Of course, on days where I have to get up really early for whatever reason I really feel it; I feel ill, anxious, and nauseous when I don’t sleep enough. Coffee can only go so far.
3. I am making working out a priority.
Apart from most of this week (while I was recovering) I have really begun (again) to make working out a priority. I’m lifting weights 3 times a week, trying for spinning twice, and yoga once.
Now that I have these three things managed (mostly) everything else is falling into place. I’m getting up earlier, and going to bed earlier. I’m eating better. I have energy to get my work done. I’m trying not to stress about the housework and the schoolwork. I’m trying to make sure I take time to do things for me, like getting my nails done or a massage.
And hopefully with all of this, everything will start falling into place.
How do you find balance?