I cannot believe how the snow has lingered on the Catalina Mountains!
In my continuing quest to make 2016 a really good year I decided I need to take better care of myself. I have my list of habits to work on and I am becoming more aware of just how much of an impact my thyroid issue has on my life. I came up with the crazy idea to set aside more time just for me. From 8:30a to 2:00p, Tuesday through Friday to be specific.
It seems a huge amount of time, 22 hours to be exact, but as a mom there are no weekends or holidays or even time in the evenings to relax. I have become crabby and frustrated and bored with life. I considered going back to work but that is not what I really want to do. I want to be here for my son after school and on holidays. I don’t want to even think about trying to juggle three schedules while planning vacations and camping trips.
But I need a change. I am tired of cleaning up after my husband and son who are both slobs. I don’t mind the dusting and vacuuming but the unending piles of stuff left everywhere should not be just my problem. I am also doing all the cooking and laundry and after meal clean up. I have felt like because I am home all day I have to do all the household stuff. Enough is enough though. So I am going to try something different. I will still cook and clean and pay the bills, but I won’t be doing everything alone. I suspect it will take a fair amount of time to make running this home more of a family event, but having them see all that I do will be a good start. The idea is that I will feel happier having taken care of myself and I will be able to gently and nicely ask for help with small tasks.
This is another reason I wanted to move my office back upstairs into a room with a door. I can retreat into my cocoon and work on projects, meditate, read and write. I will have time to exercise or go for longer walks. I will need to learn to ignore all the things that need to be done around the house, at least for a few hours.
Honestly, I have no idea how this is going to work. I have to admit I am excited about the idea though. I keep thinking of new projects I want to do. Will I be able to place my needs ahead of the household for a that many hours a week? All I can do is try and see what happens. I might need you to send me a bit courage and perseverance for this one!