Monday, 25 April 2011

Starting the week

There are 24 hours in a day. I sleep for about 8 or 9 which leaves me with about 15 or 16 hours for the rest of the day. (I'm an early riser, so I generally go to bed early),

I probably spend about 5 hours each day doing the basic, mundane things - dress up, prepare and eat meals, run errands, leaving me with about 10 'spare' hours.

So, where does the rest of my time go?

I'm not exactly sure. I start the day full of plans and somehow, the next time I look at the clock, it's early evening and time to start winding down.

Don't get me wrong. The time is being used constructively (I still manage to do a daily post - some more challenging than others!) however I can't really account for the rest of the day. Life, generally, is becoming really busy!

When I moved here, I was so excited at the prospect of taking a career break - tonnes of free time for relaxing, slower start to the day, a slower and more controlled pace of life. And I did manage to pull that off initially, until I got settled into my new environment and back to my old habits.....

So today, I am going to do something different. I am going to take it really slow today and enjoy the entire day without worrying about things that I should be doing/could be doing. I am going to slow down, even if it is for one day and do the really silly things with my children (That's always therapeutic!).

Today, I am just going to 'chillax' and enjoy the day. (I guess it also helps that today is a holiday!)

That's how I plan to start my week. How about you?

4 comments:

  1. That sounds like a great idea, and days like that are necessary. I hope you really enjoy it.

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  2. Turned out to be a really lovely day. Doing absolutely nothing can become quite addictive, if I'm not careful! Thanks!

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  3. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your day of doing nothing.
    I had the same intention for yesterday but I ended up clearing out the garden shed and baking loads of cakes for my son's school fete. I did manage to have a lovely lie-in till late in the morning though.

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  4. It was great (no, I rephrase - AWESOME) fun, but you can tell by the 1 line post the next day, that I had a lot of catching up to do! Oh well....

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