When I started blogging almost 3 years ago, I thought I would blog every 2 weeks. Other people blog all the time so I thought every 2 weeks was doable. That soon became 3 weeks, then monthly, and now every other month. What happened? With 2 young children, a husband who travels often for work, a thriving business, and a lot of volunteering at school, that simply wasn’t a realistic goal for me. Sometimes just getting through the day alone is enough! So rather than feel bad about not keeping to my original goal- time to change the goal to something more realistic and give myself some breathing room.
Am I bad at time management? No. Do I have too much on my plate? Maybe. But all the parts on my plate are important. I have to take advantage of being able to experience life through the eyes of a 5 and an 8 year old while I can. I have to be kind to myself about what I can realistically do in a day, week, or month and not judge myself by what I think other people are accomplishing.
Think about the things on your never ending To Do List, the projects you have taken on, the things you are doing for other people. Think about what matters most to you. Be realistic. You can’t do everything all the time. What can you pass on, what can you pay someone else to do, or what can you decide is not really important in the grand scheme of your life? What makes you happy? Don’t judge your progress by someone else’s accomplishments. It only matters what is realistic and doable for you in your situation!