Monday Looming

A few thoughts as I sit on my couch on a quiet Sunday night. I’ll be going to bed soon, as all the truly terrible television (hey there Real Housewives of Atlanta! Totes talking about you) is almost over.

 I have a bunch of stuff that I HAVE to get finished this week and it is starting to be very clear to me that my last month at this job is going to be a really busy one. I am trying to focus on just taking things one at a time and to take care of myself as best I can. I want to make sure I get in some swims and maybe a bike ride at the gym. 

I was thinking about my upcoming job change and the fact that I’ll likely be working more hours than I do right now. I started trying to think about how I’ll balance my time and realized that unless I give up sleep (which is *so* not going to happen. I loves me my sleep) I’ll only have about four hours per day on the weekdays that I’m not at work, commuting or sleeping. Four hours to spend with my kid and my husband, to exercise, to read, to write, to hang out on Twitter, to watch crappy TV. Somethings are going to have to go, no question. I just need to make sure I’m letting go off the things that really don’t matter (hi again RHoA!) and keeping the things that do.

Okay, to bed with me. Have a good Monday, my dears.

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5 thoughts on “Monday Looming

  1. Mads says:

    I feel your pain. I have 3 hours of weekday time to spend on the things I love. Usually an hour is spent on prepping and eating dinner. Another hour on preparing for the next day and a few chores. Then an hour of R&R.
    Not fun.

    We have actually resorted to a google doc with To-Do lists split between my boyfriend and myself. That way we each know what we are in charge of and what our priorities are.

    If you find balance, please let me know how you found it 🙂

  2. James says:

    Read the ‘Four Hour Work Week’ by Tim Ferris, great place to find tips on how to get the most out of your work time. Don’t agree with everything in the book, but was able to put a few things into practice. I’m a firm believer that most 8 hour work days can be condensed into 5-6 hours if you do things the right way.

  3. Gretchen says:

    Congratulations on the new job! Is it at the same school? I’m looking for a different job, have only applied for a couple. Didn’t get interviewed for the first one, doesn’t look good for the second but I’m rationalizing that it’s OK because for #1 I would have had to drive a little further/spend more time at work, and for #2 I would have to upgrade my wardrobe. I need something to hold onto!

  4. Tracy says:

    Any tips on balance that you find in your new adventure I could really use 🙂 Not that you are surprised by that! I was feeling totally guilty about going back to work after Jack was born and my mom kept telling me that it isn’t the quantity of time, it is the quality. I am holding on to that 🙂

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