I know today I usually post my Monday Enjoyment category post but I’ve made a mess out of the latter part of last week and it just didn’t work out haha forgive me! 🙂
I think this post is coming at the perfect time!
How many of you are SO STINKING BUSY around Thanksgiving and Christmas? So busy you start to lose a bit of what made this season so magical? I thought so!
Now over committing can be in multiple levels generally falling under one of the three categories, you can be an;
- Overall committer, where you take on too much at home, at work, with social events, at church, etc.
- Over committing socialite, where you take on way to many things socially.
- Homemaker Over committer, where your to-do list only keeps growing and never gets finished because “there is always something else I should be doing”.
But there is hope to decluttering your life and schedule to free up time! 🙂 There are multiple reasons why not being a “yes man” and always over committing will benefit you, and really by not saying yes you aren’t just saying no, you are just saying no to becoming over whelmed so the areas that are more important don’t suffer, which is essentially saying yes to your priorities!
First you need to realize your free time is a PRIORITY and you need to start scheduling it in, and maybe it’s not just time for only you to do what ever you want by maybe you get to do more things with your husband/wife/kids because you aren’t so darn busy with everything.
Look at your time like money, you have exactly $112 to spend after taking out 8 each night (for sleep). How are you going to spend it? You might be spending 45 hours at work including a shorter commute, which leaves $67 left, and what is done with that remainder is entirely up to you! But just like your supposed to put money into savings before spending it on unnecessary items (saving for a rainy day) you need to set time aside so you don’t create rainy days in your time budget.
I overspent my time this last week, and my time I have set aside for blogging suffered for it and I’ve missed a few days I usually post on. See what happens when you over commit to things? The things and people that are important to you can suffer. And it’s not a “do this once and you’ll never have to work at free time ever again” this is a thing you need to be consistent on and work daily at, just like marriage! If it was constantly just roses and butterfly kisses everyone would be married, but it takes consistent work on both partners part to make a lasting and loving marriage in realty! 🙂
I’m looking forward to planning the rest of my year’s events out soon and especially some fun romantic time for just me and the hubby during the holidays, and to start the new year off more organized then I have ever done before!