Is it just me who isn’t coping with the school holidays? I’m enjoying lots of time with my boy, but nothing else is getting done. I shop and I cook (nothing fancy) so we can eat, but the house is untidy, not very clean and I don’t see that changing in a hurry. It seems like an impossible task to get through everything that I’d like to do in a day. Some things just have to slip.
I’m tired after long, but fun days and when we have quieter days at home, I have so many demands on my time that it’s impossible to get everything done. The tiredness doesn’t seem to be much helped by a lazy day at home – I think I’d need a whole summer of lazy days to make the tiredness go away. Maybe I’d need to take the autumn off too. My to do list is a mile long and I feel I’m sinking rather under the weight or the length of it all. At this rate in September I’ll be deep cleaning the house and catching up until half term.
How do you cope with the school holidays? Are you super organised in advance? Do you have any tips for getting the housework magically done? I’ve come to the conclusion that I just need to focus on me and mine: the things that are most important to us. If the house work doesn’t get done and the to do list remains untouched, so be it. Prioritisation is definitely the key to keeping things manageable over the long summer holidays. I’ll take a break when I can and try not to stress too much about the state of the house or the fact that the cupboards are nearly empty. If I keep my focus, hopefully all these things will seem like they are so much less important. Fingers crossed anyway
I think though for the longer term I need to sort out my priorities and my time in a more organised way, maybe I should get a little advice. I think this year’s holiday reading might include a self help book or two to help me get the important things in life done. Maybe I should focus on the goals I want to achieve rather than the numerous little tasks along the way. Maybe the bigger goals need dividing down into smaller ones to make the changes I want to make. Perhaps the to do list needs a greater focus and prioritisation – I’m sure I’ll find a way. At the moment it seems like I am wading through treacle, but I’m sure there’s a way to find the light at the end of the tunnel.
How do you keep things organised? What do you do when there doesn’t seem to be enough time to get things done? Do you have any strategies for coping with that sort of stressful situation? It would be good to know how other people handle this feeling and this situation.