You’ve probably all noticed, but I’ve been super quiet recently.
Don’t worry, everything’s fine.
Yet, at the same time, everything’s not fine.
In truth guys, I’ve been feeling frustrated lately. I’m feeling frustrated because I just don’t know how to balance everything in my life.
There, I said it. Does anyone else feel that way too?
I mean, one part of the problem is that I’m interested in So. Many. Things! On top of “adulting” (which is something that I have to do and not something that I necessarily want to do), I want to play the flute, go out for runs/bike rides/rollerblading/hikes, keep up with my blog (and fellow bloggers). I want to sew, garden, bake, play board games and video games. I want to get my nails done, stay on top of my social media accounts. I want to keep watching Netflix with my husband before bed.
I want to be able to read a darned book without my eyes getting crossed from fatigue after five minutes.
I want to spend some quality time with my kids. Time during which I’m not in the middle of laundry, supper preparation, or tidying up the house. Time during which I’m not stressing about the laundry, meal preparation and house tidying that I will have to do later on.
Right now, I’m not doing any of the things I want and have to do very well (except, perhaps, raising my kids – or, I’m doing it as well as I can). That’s ok, I guess. Though, there are some things I wish I did better. Like keeping my house clean and tidy. I mean, I don’t need it to be eat-off-the-floor clean, but finding a middle ground between that and the tornado-alley-like version that I currently live in would be nice.
The problem is, there aren’t enough hours in a day. And I procrastinate. A lot.
So, what do I do? Do I decide what’s important and concentrate on those things and drop some of the other things that interest me? Do I set up a schedule for the things that I want to do?
I just don’t know what to do.
How do you balance leisure, housework, parenting and work?