Thursday, August 29, 2013

Why Sticking to a Schedule is so Hard

I used Grammarly to grammar check this post, because I can't think about pushing a stroller and checking my word usage at the same time.

Hey blogging peeps! Long time no see :)

The school year has begun, and finally I feel like I'm back into the swing of things. Having a five year old is crazy hard. I already feel like I'm one of those moms who lives in their car and I only have a kindergartner and one in preschool (and a baby).

I don't know if I've said this on the blog before, but I'm the type of person who likes to volunteer for everything because I like to be in charge. (No really, I have an ego.)

The only problem with that is, now I'm dealing with being the committee leader for cub scouts, the equipment manager for all of the kids soccer teams in Tooele, and the president of my writers group. Not to mention spending time in my son's class as well as doing critique group and other activities with my church.

To say I'm busy is a serious understatement. I like it that way, but sometimes I put too much on myself and don't let other people help when I really need it.

Which brings it all back to the title of this post. I like to have a schedule. I map out each day, putting my priorities in order and trying to get everything done. Sometimes, however, schedules get thrown out the window because the most important thing (my family) has to come first.

Let's face it, we all experience this. Ambitious people especially deal with the backlash of overbooking themselves.

So what do I do about it?

1. Relax. It's takes so much effort for me to do this, but I have to remind myself almost daily that stressing
out over things is not productive, it's just going to make me snippy. If it's too much, I just have to cut it out of my life.

2. Get a Hobby. No, I'm serious. I know it already seems like I'm crazy busy but I also need something that relaxes me enough to be able to dive back in to the hard work. My hobby used to be writing until I got more serious about becoming a professional. Now it's Korean culture, stick with me here. Some people knit, some people garden, but it relaxes me to watch Kdramas and keep up on Kpop charts. Also, I'm trying to learn Korean here and there. It's an escape from the pressure of everything else.

3. Know when to stop. This is post is a great example, I have so much on my mind that I'm spilling everything and you probably stopped reading after the bolded section. (If you didn't, make sure you say "Bananas!" in the comments. I'll love you forever.) So I'm going to stop here, because blogging is another one of those things I tend to obsess over.

What do you do when your schedule gets to be too much?

Bonus: Here's a Kpop video for you listening and watching pleasure :D

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