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Going with the flow

Wicked Wednesday #399: Timekeeping

I have a calendar and a diary; of the two I tend to use the calendar more as my day to day life is not that highly organised. Being a stay-at-home mum, I tend to go with the flow. When I need to do something, it’ll get done but otherwise I don’t make too many plans.

When I have appointments scheduled, I like to ensure I have sufficient time to prepare. I like to make my way to the place I have to be, without being rushed. I dislike being late. For some things I’ll set reminders on my phone.For instance, every week day I have an alarm set to remind me of school finishing. Not that I’d forget my daughter, but so that I give myself enough time to walk around the corner to her school.

In the mornings I usually get up around 7am, and get myself ready for the day ahead. That involves making sure my daughter is fed and clothed, ready for school. When I return home after dropping her off, I may start writing if there is a blog post I want to work on. Alternatively I may read. I’ll usually walk my dog before lunch or early in the afternoon.

There’ll be an odd spot of house work, such as laundry or vacuuming. On occasions I’ll pop to the shops, or meet a friend for coffee. There are days when I’ll have an exercise class, so I’ll take the necessary time to do those.

Routine is good for us, because we are designed to like order and avoid too much chaos. I find disruptions frustrating. I don’t like obstacles getting in my way, when I am on a mission.

Like the stream that winds through my local woods, I go with the flow, and when the water pulls me along I try not to struggle against it. That would be fruitless and a waste of energy. Better to use my energy to achieve what I want to do!

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4 comments

  1. When I have bad days at the office I really wish I was a stay-at-home mom (not that I have small kids anymore), but even then I would’ve had to schedule my time to get everything done. Still, it seems like bliss to just be able to go out and meet someone for coffee 🙂

    Rebel xox

  2. I tend to enjoy my days a lot like you do. Or a stay at home mom
    But I am a work at home freelancer. Lots of similarities there

  3. As much as I gripe and moan about work, I think I mostly do it for the social aspect, and so that I have at least one routine thing.

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