I spoke about my current stress level yesterday. It’s turned into a health problem. There are a lot of emotional issues I need resolved and a lot of dreams I want to do. One of the themes that is pretty much across the board for people who are searching for a simple life is that we all want to create more time to do the things we love. My daily schedule is spread too thin with all my responsibilities so I am working hard on making the space I need to enjoy life again.
I know so many of us are busy and some are busyer than others. My current daily grind is too much for me. It goes like this:
5:45 – Wake up, take shower get ready for work.
6:45 – Wake husband and baby and get baby ready to go.
7:00 – Drive and drop baby off for the day.
7:15-8:00 – Commute to work
See, right here. I’m exhausted and haven’t even got to my job yet.
8:00 – 4:30 – Full-time job.
4:30 – 6:00 – Pick up baby and get home.
6:00-7:00 – Cook dinner and feed baby.
7:30-8:30 – Clean up kitchen.
8:30 – 9:00 – Bathe baby.
9:00 – 9:30 – Play with baby and have a few mins of family bonding time.
9:30-10:00 – Put baby to bed.
10:00-10:15 – Sit down for the first time all day and take a breath.
10:15 – 11:00 – Yoga to relive stress and work on health.
11:00-11:20 – Take quick shower and get ready for bed.
11:20 – 12am – Wind down, bond with husband and try to go to sleep.
That’s a long day y’all and doesn’t leave enough time for me to dream, think, rest, enjoy. Because, for me to get into bed before midnight is near impossible. During my day I am wide open leaving no time for creativity or hobbies.
Have you thought about what all you cram into your day? It probably looks like me and could be a whole lot worse. If you feel overwhelmed and stressed like I do, it may be time to make a change.
My changes are gong to take some time before my schedule will be where it needs to, but I’m not giving up.
What does your day look like? What do you need more of? Isn’t it time we took some action?