This month already has shown so many results of being productive that it makes me smile. Now to keep up that momentum :)
The first part of this month I knew I would be very busy at the day job. We have so many changes upon us that I knew to schedule too much during this time would do nothing but stress me out. So, I took a different approach. I focused solely on what I needed to do at the day job. Fortunately, I had hubby home a good portion of that time to assist me on keeping things on the home front going as well.
We managed to get the Christmas decorations down and put away. Then two of the grandchildren came over and helped me put the living room back together :) This helped a great deal to help me start my next plan of action.
This week I'm going back to my lists. Seeing as I work all day, I keep my at home lists short (you can do that when you're the only one home). Yesterday I managed to straighten up two rooms, run the dish washer, pick up one of the grandchildren from the bus and resume our reading adventures. Then came home and got in four chapters of edits before relaxing in bed and watching a bit of tv.
I also managed to learn a few things on my word program I didn't know I had on there :) Which really thrilled me, making the edits move a bit faster :) I have some writing goals this year that I intend of pushing the mark for, but I also am approaching this with realistic knowledge of what is going on in my life on a daily basis.
My objective this year is to be productive without stressing myself out to the point I get nothing accomplished. So, back to the lists I go. Each day I make one, each day I get done what I can on them, and then hit the keyboard for a few hours. I will also be scheduling days off. Such as those days I know hubby will be home, will be less productive in the areas and more productive in other areas.
See, he and I usually don't have the same thing in mind for days off. We still have a few things to finish up in the kitchen so I can stain the new cabinets. There is also a few other house projects we'd like to do over the course of the winter months. So to plan anything else during his time home would be silly.
Then my weekends off. I am hoping to still spend at least one of those days hanging out with my sister. Exploring the woods. Just doing whatever comes to mind. I've found this is so refreshing for my soul. Something we all need to do to help us mentally.
So wish me luck for a productive month. Because I am taking this day by day, month by month for the new year.
Everyone have a lovely day!!!
Blessings to all!!!