In response to the inquiries this last month about how I do 'it', I am going to share the two ways in which I keep my sanity and get things done. This is, of course, remembering that sometimes you just hit a wall - and need to cry, or eat chocolate, or have a pedicure!
The first came about one day when, in response to an inquiry to Max, I said that I had a million things to do. His response? "Pick three things." Easy huh? Now when I feel overwhelmed, I pick three things to do. This enables me to feel like I have been productive and to have a tangible idea of what I have actually done. So, I decide that no matter what, I will 1. do a load of laundry (folding included), 2. clean (and put away) the dishes and 3. Play with KayLynn for 1 hour. It is amazing how much better you feel when you know that you have gotten everything done. Then, if you get more done - you feel like super-woman.
Let's face it, sometimes you have more to do that just three things - and you ahve the time. So, my second way of getting things done while keeping my sanity in tact is to time myself. So, I decide that I will work in 30 minute incriments. I will clean as hard and as fast as I can for 30 minutes, and then I will sit down and play a game with KayLynn, or have a glass of wine, or give myself a facial - for 10/15 minutes. Then I do it again. It is amazing how much you can get done in a relatively short period of time. Sometimes Max and I make a game of it and see who can get more done in three minutes - but we are weird!
So, there you have it. My two ways to keep sanity.