I’ve never been very good with time management or prioritising, and I’ve actually written a post about it quite recently. The problem is, I’ve cut out everything that wasn’t essential and now I’m scratching around to try and find more time.
Over the past few months, I haven’t managed to exercise as much as I wanted to. I’ve found the time to do something every day this month, but most days it has been a minimal amount.
I did manage to get down to my normal weight after having Lia, but the lack of exercise and my fondness for eating crap has made me pile it back on again and I really do want to do something about it.
The issue I have with losing weight is that everything I read tells me that the two most important things are exercise and sleep. I’m terrible at eating healthily, so I know that for me, exercise is the key to losing weight.
When it comes to looking after children, everything I read tells me that I need to spend more one on one time with them. Reading, crafting, playing, singing songs and talking.
Neither of the children really get any one on one time because they are always together. When hubby has the kids I’m always upstairs working and when he’s in work I have both of them together. I’d love to spend more time with each of them individually.
There are some basic things that I haven’t got around to doing too. I haven’t claimed child benefit for Lia and to be honest we could do with it. We could also do with the money I’m wasting on a mobile phone contract I haven’t got around to cancelling.
I’d love to go out for a drink one evening or play some water polo. Next week my running buddy is back and I’m supposed to be going back to going for a long run every Wednesday, but I’m not sure where the time is going to come from.
I work every day including the weekends. On a good day I finish around 1 am, it’s usually more like 2. If I’m lucky, the girls don’t get me up until just before 8 am but it’s usually around 7.30.
I have it in my mind to start back to morning swimming, but I’d need to be up by 5.30 am. When I’m not getting to sleep much before 2.30 am I’m just not sure I can put myself through it.
And anyway, would sleeping even less to fit in the exercise just make me fatter?
So, there are a few things I’m considering. A lot of my work revolves around typing and my keyboard isn’t great. I’m wondering whether a better keyboard might make working easier.
I’ve already combined exercising with walking the dog and combined drinking time with blogging time (sorry for the poor performance).
I’m guessing that to lose weight I’ll have to eat less because I’m not going to fit in enough exercise. So the time I waste snacking when I’m working should free up a few more minutes a day.
So, what else? I’d love to hear your suggestions. I’m not looking to save hours and hours, but a few minutes here and there would help.