Friday, January 14, 2005

As soon as...

As soon as school starts I will have more time...
As soon as I get PTA lined out I will have more time...
As soon as we get in a routine with Braden's speech and doctors I will have more time....
As soon as Brittney's birthday party is done I will have more time...
As soon as Thanksgiving is over I will have more time...
As soon as the Holidays are over I will have more time....

All the above "as soon as" have passed and I still don't have more time. I keep thinking things will lighten up but I just seem to have life on super speed and can't slow it down. Between helping with things at the school, doing freelance paralegal work, Braden's medical and just the daily running of things it never slows.

My dear hubby has been attempting to take things off my plate and I know a lot of my busy schedule is my own fault because I dont delegate well, but I like things done a certain way and it just really gets me if things arent done that way. I try to be flexible but I like organization I know this at times drive hubby crazy.

I am going to try to give him more to do (he may regret asking)
I am going to try to be more flexible and once I give things to him forget about them.
I am going to try to say no to projects from teachers and ect that I really dont have time for.

Of course my "I am going to try" list may turn out like my "as soon as" list and just be that a list....but...I am going to try...as soon as...things slow down!

2 comments:

Nixon Casablanca said...

My wife sent me the following, so I'll share it here with you:

TO REDUCE STRESS

"Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn't happen, you have worried in vain. Even if it does happen, you have to worry twice."

1. Pray

2. Go to bed on time.

3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.

4. Say No to projects that won't fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health.

5. Delegate tasks to capable others.

6. Simplify and unclutter your life.

7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)

8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.

9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don't lump the hard things all together.

10. Take one day at a time.

11. Separate worries from concerns. If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety. If you can't do anything about a situation, pray about it and let it go!

12. Live within your budget; don't use credit cards for ordinary purchases.

13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.

14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.

15. Do something for the Kid in You everyday.

16. Carry a Bible with you to read while waiting in line.

17. Get enough rest.

18. Eat right.

19. Get organized so everything has its place.

20. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.

21. Write down thoughts and inspirations.

22. Every day, find time to be alone.

23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don't wait until it's time to go to bed to try and pray.

24. Make friends with Godly people.

25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.

26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good "Thank you Jesus."

27. Laugh.

28. Laugh some more!

29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.

30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).

31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).

32. Sit on your ego.

33. Talk less; listen more.

34. Slow down.

35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe

36 Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for before. GOD HAS A WAY OF TURNING THINGS AROUND FOR YOU. "If God is for us, who can be against us?" (Romans 8:31)

kel said...

Thanks I appreciate that it is a very good list and lots of common sense that I just need to take time and do!