Tuesday, September 24, 2013

I need to blog more often!

My last post was a week ago!  I'm still working out this new lifestyle of hybrid homeschooling, and not getting the hang of it very well.  You would think, and, I admit, I do, too, that I could blog on the days Meg and Pip are at school, but it doesn't work that way.  Not when they're home, either.  I can barely get any time on the computer anymore.

When they're at school, I don't want to spend all my time at the computer---which is a real temptation.  You know what a black hole the internet is!

Anyway, today's coping strategy is to alternate work with play.  The normal routine for that is 45 mins. of work relieved by 15 minutes of recreation, like reading, and then back to the work.  It's a great method for getting things done and not feeling like a total drudge with no time for yourself!  Today, however, I'm alternating things that need to be done with things I'd rather do.  Some of the "rathers" are actually work, like decluttering, so I'm getting lots done today.

I have 12 more minutes here before going back to the cleaning routine.  I managed to get the family room  spic-and-span while watching "Call the Midwives"----needs and rathers at the same time!  Woot!

Next up:  cleaning the kitchen while listening to a podcast.

How do you organize your time when you need a little relaxation and have a lot of things to do?


  1. I like your method today. Lately I have been listening to books on my phone while I work. A good book makes two hours of ironing ALMOST enjoyable. ;-) Most of the time, I work until I physically can't do any more and that's no fun!

    1. I think that's why FlyLady developed her 45/15 method---because we tend to work ourselves until we drop. We need to take 15 minutes to recharge, or sharpen the saw. You should try it!

  2. I listen to podcasts when I clean the bathroom and mop floors. Setting a timer online helps me to be more disciplined about time I spend there.

    1. Listening to podcasts makes those chore so much more....less...boring. :-)


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