Quiet Nights & Early Bed Times....

Monday, 9 June 2014

Yes. These are the things dreams are made of. It's Monday, which means a Mommy-ish post. And, of course, being Monday I am exhausted. Nonetheless, I am desperate to get writing. I realize that if I am ever going to make my dream of writing full time a reality I need to start writing. Most days I am still wrestling a darling, but seriously defiant, 2 year old into bed come 8pm. Most days my  year old is fighting bed time with 'but I'm hungry/thirsty'. Miraculously, it is 7:29 and he is tucked in his room with an apple and she is fast asleep.

I have no idea how that happened!

Time management has not been my strong suit the past few weeks. My boss has been on annual leave, which means the work load has doubled and the one at work who revels in my pain has decided to install herself as my new line manager. We are now enlisting a lawyer to help with the landlord for the non-profit I am program director for. And since we are in summer (I mean supposedly, I have yet to see actual summer weather) the sun doesn't go down until the wee hours-- which means neither do the kids.

Normally, I am rather good with my time. Probably my favorite way to stay on task is my 2Do app. I have it on my phone and tablet and I am always checking it to see what to do next. It keeps me moving from morning on, checking off to-dos, and usually finishing early enough to read a chapter or two in bed. Of course, by the time i have finished I am too burnt out to do much other than read and pass out.

I know that we all have the same 24 hours, but  is really hard to fit in everything I need to. I am still inching my wake up time earlier (slowly, but then I don't sleep much at night thanks to the little one), but I am wondering if there is anything else I can do. Does anyone out there have any tried and true methods for getting more done? They would be willing to share?

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