Ok…so after my year of stupid running around like a crazy person…and I mean ACTUAL running…it recently dawned on me how much I RUN at work….my colleagues wonder how I have lost weight this year fuelled by biscuits and tea…..well apparently stress… so in light of that my NYR is pretty simple.
RELAX MORE YOU IDIOT…
This means a few things have to change in my life….. *breathes deep* Ok…I’m ready to tell myself off….A LOT.
My husband is wonderful…. in fact he is so wonderful he can take on a few more responsibilities so I don’t crash and burn. This means I have to give over the reins now and then. This will affect every aspect of our lives…. from him getting in the kitchen and cooking more, to a list of housework jobs going up on the fridge so he can see what tasks my crazy brain is torturing me over. This also means I stop doing so much at work, when other people are more than capable. I don’t need to chase up paperwork my colleagues do to ensure it has been done correctly….if they don’t fail, they won’t learn.
2: Plan better day-to-day
Hanging up 5 days worth of work outfits on Sunday. Scheduling blog posts a week in advance. Menu planning for 10 days at a time. Utilising my allotted hour of business time a night to the best of it’s ability. Getting a cleaning schedule down pat.
I know I try and cram a lot into my life….a full time full on job, a time filling small business, a blog, running a home, a woof baby….P gets fed up because I never seem to sit still…
For a long time I have felt that time doing nothing is time wasted….now I see that I mentally need to recoop using this ‘nothing’ time. This year I want to be able to sit down and read every night….golly…. I miss books.
3: Stop planning for the future
I don’t mean stick my head in the sand and ignore things…I mean stop creating unattaniable pain-staking plans that we have no idea if they could ever pan out. Like having a baby pre 30…. that is probably not going to happen because we aren’t financally set yet and I have my teacher training to do….I need to get over this.
I have quite an obsessive personality….I’m very all or nothing……my latest thing is chickens…. I am pretty sure I am driving P mad with all the research and chatter falling out of my gums about ruddy chickens at the moment. I need to hold my horses, think ‘that’d be nice’ and then get on with actually LIVING MY LIFE day-to-day…..
CHICKENS WILL NOT COMPLETE YOU…..
Sorry for all the Caps Lock shouting…but sometimes I need to tell myself these things…you know?
4: Switch off
If these 4 weeks off work have taught me anything….sometimes I just need to switch off, turn off my phone, shut the curtains and watch Jonathan Creek back to back….WITHOUT pile of sewing or a laptop. This year I plan to do less craft fairs, with the ones I do being larger, giving myself time to create at a slower and more relaxed pace.
It’s like I’m learning…..
So…that’s my life overhauled…. what are your NYRs?