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Finding Rhythm


Do you have a difficult time being and doing everything and doing any of it well (or even half assed)? Finding your rhythm in daily life?

My mind is maturing in that I see the need to exercise. Not just for health, not just for leading by example to my 4 year old, but mostly because if I don't, I am fully aware I'm not 20 anymore and feel like crap. Back ache, stress, all things that take me over if I don't run or do hot yoga or play tennis. But...once I get in my rhythm with exercise, guess what....I am exhausted.
5 am comes really early.

My ladies at the coffee shop pointed out that by the time I saw them I was already in my third hour of the day. what the?? Now being exhausted causes these issues: inability to focus, not being the wife, mother, employee I want or am expected to be, inability to focus (did you catch that? ha yes I have been up since 5 and did hot yoga this morning - yay me).

Lists, chores, daily tasks that I am expected to complete. Dinner (not always), dishes (cause I am a neat freak now), putting away laundry, making beds, entertaining 4 year old, bath time, teeth brushing, book reading, convincing her a million times to stay in bed...feeding bunny, dog, cat, cat litter..I could continue but pretty sure I just sound like I am bitching. I love all those things as sick as it sounds and my husband is a HUGE help (he has his own laundry list of chores on the "farm"). I actually love having a list of things to do and get bored when I don't. But...how can I get them all done, done well, and not pass out from exhaustion? Toddlers are not the only ones that need schedules. If my todo list or schedule gets messed up..oh boy...

Do you feel that if you excel in one area that you fail in others? What is YOUR trick for doing it all? Being a super mom, super wife, and bringing home the bacon (plus living in a neat, clean organized home)? They say that your house should be messy when kids live there because you should be focused on them and the moments...THEY don't live in my tiny house with 6 heartbeats under one roof) and one bathroom.

I would realllly love your suggestions...before I take a nap under my desk..(almost 8 hours into the day already)...zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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1 comment:

  1. Oh my friend....so in sync we are at times. Last week I really felt like I was sucking wind and just pure sucking at most things. I too am on the great time management quest where I can do the things I want while also adequately providing for my family. Will that ever happen? I don't know. BUT I think if we make a list (haha) that prioritizes what is the absolute most important we can start there...what can we NOT live w/o during the week? I need time for me, for yoga/exercise/me time. I'm a better wife/mother and friend when I have those things going for me. We'll work it out! And I'm doing hot yoga w/ you next time. I do it at night but I feel like starting the day that way would be most excellent! XOXO (PS- you're doing a great job)