I'm a procrastinator. I was the students that was always up late finishing the paper that was due the next day. It's not that I mean to do it, but I think something more important or more immediate needs to be done....probably due to my lack of organization. But I try to stay organized...I'm also a list maker. I love making lists and crossing things off my list and adding to my list :)
However, with doctor's orders to take it easy and the inability to do as much as I want to do and not being able to go to the gym has been frustrating. Not going to the gym does give me back about 2 hours in my day. I've gotten my energy back, somewhat, so I'm doing what I can without overextending. If I get too tired, I pull back and hang out on the couch, usually crocheting a baby blanket...
So I decided to revaluate my "to-do" list. I have about 124+ things that are on my list...which is not including my other list for cleaning the house :) I've tried to do the every other day thing...focus one day on the house, the next on errands and other "to-dos." But things weren't getting done to my satisfaction. So I revamped this week and I decided to give 2 days a week to cleaning, 2 days a week for errands/to-do, one day for playdates or catch-up and leaving my Saturday/Sunday to rest, do something fun (and non taxing with the family), visit friends, work on my beloved baby blankets, etc. I'm now on Day 4 of my new regiment and my husband has commented the last 3 days that the kitchen and bathrooms look great! I'm getting more done, crossing more things off my list and not adding more! I'm finding that since I'm more focused I'm able to get more done in a shorter amount of time, which leaves me more time to rest and spend time with the kids.
I should also mention that I have started turning the computer off, and use it when I'm done with my housework/errands, and I've started going to bed earlier. It also helps that I'm not exhausted from going to the gym. I think I was overdoing it at the gym and it was too much for me. I'm going to have to revaluate my work-out return after the baby arrives. I still have to work-out...I mean really, if it took me 4 1/2 years to get rid of the baby weight from Baby #1, then I have to think about how I'm going to eat better and work out more efficiently after the arrival of Baby #3!
But all is well so far...let's see how long I can last!