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So here I am, lying in bed at 2am, having just been hit with a second wind just an hour or so ago, and my brain is still travelling at 90 mph. While 2am is better than the 3am bedtimes I was pulling last week, it's nowhere near the time I'd like to be turning in (especially when I have to get up at a semi-reasonable time for a doctor's appointment!).
Tonight I got home at 8:30, caught up on some internet shenanigans, cleaned a heckuva lot more, walked the dogs, did some random tasks, did some more internet dabbling, realized it was close to 10:30pm and I hadn't yet done the Wii workout I had to postpone last night and was looking forward to doing today but that I kept putting off until later, not anticipating when I'd get done with dinner but not seriously considering the consequences!! [Mindfully written in run-on sentence form because that's how I feel - like today was a giant run-on of unplanned tasks and events.]
My brain was fuzzy, my limbs shaky and uncoordinated from fatigue and too few calories, so I decided to postpone the workout in favor of making more progress in "chore" work (I did ingest some more calories, don't worry). I succeeded in making some blog changes, writing thank-you notes, and putting random pieces of clutter in their respective places. Overall, I got a lot accomplished today (I should take you guys on a photo journey of all the crap I have to put away/get rid of/find new homes for/etc., because I can't even wrap my brain around it all, and it sounds lame to say, day in and day out, that I have "so much cleaning to do."), but what I got done today feels like a drop in the bucket. And on top of all that, my goal this week is to move my bedroom furniture into a more efficient, traffic-flow-friendly arrangement. Le sigh.
So again, that leaves me here contemplating the wouldas, shouldas, and couldas of my day, trying to develop a gameplan for tomorrow, and I'm wondering: how do people do it? How do you budget your time at home? I'm not saying I'm completely ignorant (because I'm not) and have no idea (because I do), I just want to know how you guys personally strategize and budget your time? Are you of the "work 20 minutes on one thing then move onto the next" mentality? Do you schedule certain events (like exercising, dog-walking, meal-consuming) and follow the schedule strictly? Are you like me in that you get engrossed in one activity and let everything else fall by the wayside, only to beat yourself up over it later when it's 1:30am and you're trying to cram it all in before bed?
While 2010 still has that new car smell, I'm trying to change several areas of my everyday life that, quite frankly, need complete overhauls. Today I was in THE WORST MOOD EVER but made myself follow through with plans and tried the "fake it til you make it" strategy, and it actually worked! I felt better! So while I'm attempting to improve myself, I want to try some new strategies.
Help me out here...how do YOU budget YOUR time??