Some days I feel like I can't keep up with anything. The housework, child care and even my own personal interests fall to the wayside. Starting in this new year I would like to be able to feel a little more on top of things. I know I can't be perfect and shouldn't expect perfection. However, I feel like I can do a bit better than what I've been doing.
Housework is a matter of organization. I'm not a highly organized person. If I want to save something it ends up in my bedroom or the hall closet. Normally it is then forgotten about for months or years until one day it turns up as I'm digging through in search of something else. I call my disorganization an organized mess because most of the time I do know where the important things are.
As for child care, Charla is cleaned, fed and cared for on a regular basis. What I feel like I fall behind on some days play. She must get tired of hearing the constant "no's" or "laters". I wish I felt like I had enough time in the day to get things done I need to get done but still sit down for 1 hour and give her my undivided attention. Lately I've been sitting on the floor to play with her while trying to watch a show I've wanted to see and this isn't fair to either of us.
I haven't been able to keep up with my own personal interests since Charla was born. Things I loved to do pre-baby were read, write, puzzles and watch movies/shows. I am still able to do all these things, just not as much as I used to, obviously. I am getting better at taking time for myself. I realized around the time Charla was 6mos that I did not in fact die. I am still alive and still need to take the time to make myself happy.
So those 3 things are what I'm working towards in this new year. If only there were more hours in the day, then I would have no problem with my time management!