Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Getting More Personal Stuff Done

You know how work stuff tends to take over your life? Then you find you barely have time for fun, for goofing off, and taking it easy.

How many times does your boss ask you if you're getting enough personal/family time?

That's right; organizing yourself so that you have time for everything is your job, and no one else is going to do it for you. Your boss thinks you really like taking work home on the week-ends.

The answer?

Schedule the fun, the nurturing, and the spontaneous. Yep, if you're going to have spontaneous delight, you need to decide when, where, and how.

I promise it will work.

Some ideas:

- One stay-at-home-in-your-pj's day every month, or every two months. These days are great for recharging your batteries. Lounge, read, and eat chips.

- Combine this with one beauty day - get hair, nails, and whatever done, every 6 to 8 weeks.

- One set time each week to do all errands. The cruddy stuff that must be done, what one day your personal assistant will take care of.

- Batch medical appointments. Yours one day, the kids' on another.

- Write out some menu ideas each week. You don't have to follow your plan, but having something written down can save you from having to think when you're super busy and/or tired.

The point is, don't wait until you're on the brink, or past the brink of exhaustion to get proactive about your personal life. No one else is going to do that for you.