I can't believe this is already my eighth Sunday Salon post! I've really come to love writing these each week and hearing what you guys have to say about various topics. It has been tough this past month with being out of town every weekend (I'm at my dad's lakehouse this weekend), and trying to think of a topic ahead of time. All week I've been trying to think of a topic I really want to write about--rating systems? blogging stats? comments? organizing books? reading beyond the surface? I couldn't really formulate my thoughts coherently on any of them.
I finally decided I'd skip Sunday Salon this week--I've been so busy with work and other things that I haven't even been on my google reader all week, have been terrible at responding to comments left on my own blog, have barely gotten anything read. And then it hit me--my topic for this post. Juggling it all!
Sunday Salon 8 - Juggling Act
We're all really busy people--whether we are students, full-time workers, parents, spouses, friends, active in the community or with other activities. I know I never have time to do everything that I want to do. Lately I've been leaving my house at 6:30 in the morning and getting home at 6:00 pm. Once home, I try to get a workout in, clean the house, cook dinner, spend time with Scott, try to get a few minutes of blogging in before I'm in bed at 10:00. Doesn't sound very busy when you really think about it, but I'm always in bed wishing I had been able to do just one more thing during the day.
So this got me to thinking--what tricks and tips do you have to help you fit it all in? How do you manage to prioritize your life so that you get all of your obligations out of the way so you can still do the things you want to do. Because lets face it, ironing probably isn't on anyone's want to list.
My tricks and tips? Well, I'm hoping you guys will give some good ones that I can steal them! :) One thing that I try to do every day is leave my house for work just a little bit early so that I can have 30 minutes to read before work. Yes, I read in my car and it isn't the most comfortable spot, but sometimes that 30 minutes is all I get. Another thing that I try to do is make a big enough meal for Scott and myself that we can have leftovers the next night (which means a lot of casseroles!). This is easier for just the two of us, though, than if we had a family to feed. Um, ya, so that's all I got....so give me what you got!
I hope everyone is having a great [holiday] weekend! We're predicted to have rain, but I'm crossing my fingers.