Every week I waste a good proportion of my time wondering how I can stop wasting my time and get more done. I know, how ridiculous. Well anyway this week, I seem to have finally worked it out. There are in fact more hours in the day than I had realised, and I’m starting to reclaim them.
Finding extra hours in the day
For a few weeks now, I’ve been getting up early a couple of mornings a week to go for a run. But when the alarm went off at 6 am, I couldn’t bring myself to just get up. There would be 15 to 20 minutes of dozing, switching off the alarm and sulking and I’d never get out for a run before 6.30 am. So I’ve decided to reclaim that time.
Much as it pained me to do it, this week I got up when my alarm went off at 6 am. I went straight downstairs, turned on the laptop and worked for 20 minutes before leaving for a run at 6.30. This has meant I can publish a blog post and share it on social media first thing in the morning. In order to do that, I had to be organised enough to write them in advance.
I’m not sure I’ll ever be a morning person, but for now this is working well. I’m more productive in the mornings than at night because I find it easier to focus. The house is quiet and there are no distractions. I’m using time that I was previously just wasting and I start the day feeling like I’ve achieved something. This makes me feel more positive before I even leave the house. And with views like this, it always seems worthwhile going out for a run.
A family walk
A couple of years ago, we used to spend whole days out walking with the children and the dogs. Lia would be in a baby carrier and Libby would walk Soxa. Since then, life has got in the way and we haven’t been able to do it. So on Saturday for the first time ever, we all went for a long walk. Me, my husband, the girls and the dogs. The girls both managed to walk all the way and we stopped at a lovely café for tea and cake. It was the perfect day.
Last night we had parents evening at Libby’s school. It was lovely to hear that she is behaving well and has developed some good friendships at school. Apparently she can be a little bossy – I would love to tell you this came as a shock but it really doesn’t. Although I have no idea where she gets it from…
Our Thursday photo #152
This was one of those occasions when I made the mistake of telling the girls that I wanted to take a nice photo of them. So no pulling faces. And of course, they were perfect angels.