I have to remind myself that managing my schedule effectively contributes to how satisfied I feel with my life.
Take this week, for instance. My elderly neighbor had knee replacement surgery. She needed help with her cat. „Of course I’ll help out,“ I said. No problem with that, I can manage a morning and evening visit to the cat before getting the kids to school, rushing to work in the morning and then repeating it all in the evening before dinner. But then …
… the neighbors across the street asked for help with their two cats for the same period. Since my daughter is dying to babysit for them (they are new to the area), I wanted to help her make a good impression on them. That was my mistake, trying to make a good impression, rather than taking care of myself.
I said, „Yes, sure,“ without thinking about whether I really had time/interest in doing it. Now, a week into the 2x daily cat care routine my neighbors are feeling good that they have local, reliable help. But I feel not so good about how much cat poop I am scooping out of litter boxes as a result of not scheduling my time well.
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I’m a working (genetic research) mom of 2 (bun #1 is 5 and bun#2 is 3) and wife to a great hubby and we have two dogs thrown into the mix as well, a siberian husky and golden retriever. I work from home a couple days a week and go into the office/lab as well. I am winging this thing called parenthood (just like everyone else) and trying to not mess my kids up too much in the process. My husband and 100lb golden snore and my kids are awake by 6:30 AM, so it is best to not talk to me until I have had a shower and a cup of coffee. I have zero patience for whining especially when it comes from a certain Siberian Husky (if you have ever owned one, you know what I am talking about) and I love it when my children are NOT in the car and I can crank MY music up LOUD. To look at me you would never guess that I totally rock out to Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Jimi Hindrix and the like. My kids already can sing to most of the Beatles songs and I am also a reality tv junky.