Rushed Off My Feet and a new Focus

Firstly I need to apologise for the endless plugging of my husbands competition to win a car. We are waiting to hear from an independent adjudicator who won so we will see, there were some good motivations behind it (not just personal ones) which will be revealed should we win.

However that on top of everything else has meant that I have spent the last few weeks in a mad rush. It occurred to me on Monday that I hadn’t even had my haircut for five months and that I need to slow down and re-focus my life somewhat. So the first of May marked a new chapter for me, I revived my personal financial planning spreadsheet, looked at my potential new blog banners, dug out some of my crafting books and put one of the novels I have been trying to read in a prominent position beside my bed. I also started a big clear out of the people who I ‘don’t know’ on Twitter to cut out the general noise. I  have plans to write a blog about Archaeology for Pre-schoolers which I hope will be of interest. My other decision was to write a lot less reviews, I’ve actually started passing on stuff to blogging friends in the hope that they will enjoy doing them as much as I have. This should give me a chance to focus my time a bit on my new projects. So after the little flurry of review activity in the next few weeks the blog will be back to basics.

Before I had kids I used to do lots of running, yoga and healthy eating cookery. I hope to get back into this and inspire the kids to join some sports classes. I think I have come to realise that I am rushed off my feet and stressed not because I’m trying to work with three small children, but because I have no relaxation time to do the things that I really enjoy doing. It’s odd how the wet weather and spending time indoors can get you thinking!


7 Responses

  1. Sandy Calico 2nd May 2012 / 7:06 am

    Good for you. I waste a lot of my free time online. I'm going to take a leaf out of your book and focus on more productive activities. Good luck! x

  2. Life through the Slim Lens 2nd May 2012 / 10:38 am

    Well done! So often we forget ourselves whilst looking after everyone else! I will look forward to seeing the results of your crafting.

  3. Life through the Slim Lens 2nd May 2012 / 10:39 am

    Well done (3rd attempt having lost my reply on phone!) so many of us mamas forget ourselves. I look forward to seeing your crafting.

  4. Clare 2nd May 2012 / 12:21 pm

    I know how you feel claire! I sometimes feel like I never have any relaxation times and have a million and one things I have on hold.<br />Good luck, hope it goes well xxx

  5. Suzanne 2nd May 2012 / 3:41 pm

    Thinking can sometimes be dangerous but also have benefits. Go with your gut. Our family has to come first and if we aren&#39;t caring for ourselves then they will suffer too.

  6. Mrs C 2nd May 2012 / 9:10 pm

    Yay! Sometimes we all need to stop and think about what we actually enjoy in life, and in particular those things that we want to do, but don&#39;t for whatever reason. Since I&#39;ve started swimming again in this pregnancy I have to say that I&#39;m feeling so much better and also realising just how important having a little bit of complete time to myself is – especially since i can&#39;t even

  7. itsyummymummy 3rd May 2012 / 6:27 am

    Thank you, you have inspired me to do the same. No more moaning to myself that I am tired and have no time for myself. I going to GET ORGANISED! Good luck with your new leaf! And thank you x

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