I wake up every morning between 5-6 trying to catch a few moments for myself before the kids get up at 6am. I don’t have a morning routine in place even though I crave one. Too many people depending on me at the moment to be able to even think of a regular routine. But the one thing I know for sure, my days are full and I am never bored. There is always so much to do and there are an infinite number of things I WANT to do! The line between what needs to get done and what falls to the side is not always clear but over the years I’ve learn to prioritize. Clean house? Gone. Exercise? I do it when I’m not working because my job is pretty physical (imagine that for a mail lady), I stand for half the day picking up things, bending, walking… When out delivering, you’re in and out of the truck so basically at the end of the day I’m exhausted. Great (and free) exercise. But the problem lies with the things I like and want to do. There are not enough hours in the day to be able to fit everything in. I like to cook so I spend a good amount of time on thinking about it, going grocery shopping, cooking, eating… I don’t do frozen food so I shop very often and cook almost every day. Now that school is back in session I even bake my own bread (yes, I know, but I like it!). I read a lot, about all kinds, but especially about art, thriftiness, gardening, traveling, financing and investing. I have been “grounded” lately because of my mom’s broken hip and leg infection that requires 24h care at the moment but just because I can’t go places, does not mean that I don’t think or plan trips. Oh, my brain is going places. However, being stuck home has its benefits. I have switched gears and I have made plans to work hard and try to pay off my mortgage in the next 4 years. If I’m going to be home, mind as well work on a good cause. That, of course, requires a lot of work, saving and the likes…which I’m cool with.
How do you prioritize the things you like to do? Do you have a routine? Do you work on a project until finished and let all else wait? Do you do a little bit of everything? Do you even get to do the things you like or are chores and must do things taking over all the time? One thing I know for sure, I am never, ever, bored.