|Posted on March 2, 2015 at 6:00 PM|
Today is one of those days where you just fly by the seat of your pants. We all have days like that, where you expect one thing and then something takes you in another completely new direction. I suppose that is what Monday's are for. My oldest child broke his leg yesterday snowboarding, so today was just trying to get used to the cast, crutches and pain. We were called by the hospital to get another set of x-rays.
So the juggling of the busy life resumes. My boys both needed extra attention today (and didn't mind fighting for it!), but rearranging our schedules does not mean eliminating the time we need to care for our own selves. The busier we are, regardless if you are a high powered business person or a stay at home parent, the more we need to plan ahead. To some this sounds so unfun, but to others, life would not exist without it.
- Prepare your meals on the weekends for the week. This will allow for much easier meal times, as well as the switching of them if need be. Know what you have on hand and know which days supper needs to be waiting for you and which days you can finish putting supper together when you get home.
- Have an alternate workout plan. You still need to work out, even if you have a busy day. You probably need it even more on those days:) I prefer to work out at the Rec Center after I'm done working. However, with kids appointments and activities, that does not always happen. I can have some me time after they go to bed. Working out at home is just as good and then I get a great night's sleep as well.
- Don't let your schedule rule you. I have to admidt I'm not the best planner, but sometimes strategically planning things is the only way to get everything in. But be flexible, don't let a little change in your carefully planned day cause increased stress. Everything will still get done, even if its not exactly the way you thought. Prioritize each item so the ones that really need attention still find a moment, but others may have to wait til tomorrow. Let it go, as the increased stress causes too much damage to your body (that you already don't have time for).