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Monday, March 01, 2010

I'm still struggling with making the right decisions at the spur of the moment, and not letting life get in the way of my efforts, particularly those weekend spur of the momet things.

Had a not so great weekend. But I'm working on having a much better week.

The Self Challenge is REALLY Challenging this year. As I'm into week two, I need to create a better focus to see this through to the end.

My strategy is to quit being so concerned with our family doing EVERYTHING together. Its ok if all four of us aren't at one kids baseball practice. Its ok to go home early and make dinner so we all have an earlier and calmer night, and therefore a calmer morning, and a calmer mother!

Its more of a me issue feeling like I'm being left out of something. I would rather be there watching, and helping if I can, than at home "keeping house" like all the other moms. But I can't do everything and be everything all the time.

This week I will try to be less "controling" of everything in the world, and more calm. I am even going to try to fit in one session of my once beloved yoga.

When you go off course, what do you do to get yourself back on track?
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    I know what you mean - I often struggle with not wanting to go work on stuff, just because I'm not home very much and I really want to spend time with my siblings. However, I've discovered that we all have a lot more fun when I'm not distracted by what I "should" be getting done, and it works even better if I can get them involved.

    When I go off the deep end, I just remind myself that it doesn't dictate my future. I set the necessary small goals to get myself back where I need to be, and start anew the next day/week (I tend to work in weeks, because the weekends are my only prep days for the whole week).

    Pick the biggest thing that went wrong last week/yesterday, and identify the small tweaks you can make this week/today to avoid that. For example, my goal this week is to get a few more hours of sleep and make more conscious food decisions on the weekend.

    To get back on-track, it's all about course correction - not dramatic upheavals.

    Hope that helps! :-)
    4168 days ago
    I breathe deep, refocus, and start over. Lot's of crock pot dinners during the week helps. Or cooking things like soups and sauces in big batches for 1 dinner now and 1 dinner in the freezer so on those busy nights, you can defrost the main part of dinner and then just add noodles or rolls and be done. You can do it!
    4168 days ago
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