Sunday, November 25, 2007

Time to Kill

So, what I want to know is how does one make her life fit the alloted number of hours given? How do I possibly make all the things I want and/or need to do fit in one day? I am open to suggestions. Here's my list in no particular order:

Think and plan for the day/days ahead (to-do lists, calendars, etc.)
Write assigned articles
Write articles to pitch
Care for children(feed, clean, nurture)
Play with children (just be present and having fun with them; take them to do fun things)
Spend time with husband (being present and enjoying each other's company)
Work at new part-time marketing job
Clean house 
Spend time with friends (by phone, e-mail, im, etc. if not in person--at least one a day)
Shower, dress, try to look nice

These are all the things I need to fit into most days or at least my week somewhere. Obviously, some of the things are non-negotiable such as time spent with my family. Work. Exercise, for me, needs to be a priority. I'm just having trouble making it all work. I feel like I could literally get up at 5 a.m. and stay up until 1 a.m. trying to fit it all in, be exhausted, and still not get it all done.

Oh yeah. That seems to be part of my problem. I seem to really need my 6 hours of sleep a night and would take all I could get. I think if I could force myself to get up two hours before the kids I could knock out working out and showering/getting dressed. I just can't seem to force myself out of bed until I have to get up.

How do you manage your time and make it all work without feeling like you're neglecting someone?

1 comment:

Suz said...

I don't. My major time-suckers are this damn full-time job with billable hour expectations, and the long distance relationship. I just accept that some things (i.e. keeping my place as clean as I'd like, exercising every day) will remain undone, because there's only one of me, and that's ok. However, I do hope that once Dave and I are living together and can pool our resources for things like grocery shopping, picking up dry cleaning, etc., it will get a tad easier..ah, hope springs eternal!