Okay so when I got laid off last week I decided I was going to take a vacation. I haven't had a vacation since we got married in 2007. I mean, I have taken a few days off here and there but not multiple days in a row and just vegged. So I told my hubby I was giving myself a break and was going to take a vacation for the rest of the week. That lasted exactly a day and half before I was bored out of my mind. So much for vegging.
So to save my sanity I have put myself on a schedule. I have a list of things to get done everyday and they include projects that have been left in the dust since I got pregnant and have had no energy to cleaning the house. It also helps that this week is Thanksgiving week. Lots of prep to do. I've scheduled my entire day by hour right down to dinner time. At least this way I have a goal in mind.
The only problem with this is that it is SO easy to get distracted! And suddenly I find myself behind. Which I do realize is no big deal but I'm a goal driven person so when you don't actually accomplish the goal its annoying. Because seriously? I have the time to do it all. Plus in the last few days I'm being rudely awakened at 3 or 4 in the morning by a growling stomach and a kicking son. It is taking me about an hour or so to get back to sleep and then I want to ignore my alarm when it goes off. On one hand I think maybe I should just let myself sleep until I wake up, but I don't want to be a sloth. And I don't want to get too used to all the sleep! Only 3 more months until I will be getting no sleep!
Today on the agenda is not only some cleaning but also decorating for Christmas! Everything but the tree of course (because I ONLY use a live tree!). I can't wait to get all my Christmas stuff out. Should take me a good few hours to get it all done so I will feel quite accomplished at the end of the day!
How do you SAHM's handle the scheduling? Do you make lists or have goals in mind daily?