Every month that goes by, I think to myself wow, this is a hoppin' month- next month, I'm sure, will slow down. And in my experience, I've learned- no, it does not. Between working a full time job, my church calling, visiting teaching, working out at the gym, playing softball/ other sports, taking extracurricular classes, filling cannery assignments, being a wife (cleaning, cooking, grocery shopping, couponing, spending time with Brant and keeping up with his schedule...every day I have to ask him if he's leaving on a trip and for how long. Not even to mention that I gave up a long time ago trying to remember which cities he goes to on each trip), being a loyal friend, getting up early enough to ride my bike to work, etc. etc. etc. life ...just... gets... CrAzIeR. Oh, a disclaimer that right now, Brant really does more of the cooking and cleaning than I do (plus does things as they come up randomly like going to the post office for me to drop off packages and taking my car to get tested so that I can renew the registration)... but still- I want to pull my weight too.
At work, we're big on making "Stop Doing Lists" for the things that we may find ourselves doing at work that have little or no effect on the bottom line goals for the company. The theory comes from our company book Good to Great. So this month, I'm going to focus on a stop doing list in my non-work related life. Such as limiting myself to one Enrichment activity a month instead of all enrichment activities (as the Enrichment Counselor, can you blame me for wanting to support our card club, social club, recipe club, book club, and every other activity every month?) As well as not signing up for too many things at once (company softball teams, relief society volleyball teams, etc.) And, as hard as it is to say no to people, I'm going to make an effort to do it.
Don't get me wrong- I love doing all these things a ton and am happy that I get to do them- so much that I end up over scheduling myself. But let's face it- if I don't slow down... my sanity is at risk!
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