All winter I waited impatiently for spring. I couldn’t wait to be outside, and let my kids play in the yard. To go to the store without having to start 2 hours before I left with coats, mittens, boots; running outside to scrape the car windows, then running back inside and putting on the coats, mittens and boots back on…
While I have enjoyed all of the above in the past few weeks, I also feel extremely busy. Maybe it is watching the summer calendar fill up more quickly than I want it to, or noticing how my baseboards need to be scrubbed now that the sunshine highlights all of my houskeeping errors of omission, or maybe it is just the extra energy from the nice weather pushing me into a frenzy. I can’t explain it, but I am not alone.
Tonight I was checking in on a few blogs, and within a very short amount of time came across three different posts with the same theme. The Thinking Mother wonders if the clutter she is finally has time to tackle is a sign she has been doing too much. The Mother Load reads the book “How Did I Get So Busy?” and learns some important lessons about time management vs. life management. Keeper of the Home offers a very heartfelt and honest admission we can all relate to – the most important people in our lives sometime take a backseat when life gets busy.
Maybe it’s cosmic, maybe it’s climate, or maybe it’s just coincidence. If you are feeling more harried than usual, take heart my friends. It’s a widespread phenomena. I’m going to try and nip this in the bud. Rather than skip the gym or stay up late to ‘get stuff done’, I’m going to work out as usual (admittedly this is hardly a breakneck pace) and sleep my normal schedule. If it doesn’t work, well, I don’t feel like I’m getting anything done anyway; at least I won’t have bags under my eyes, and I’ll look better in a bathing suit this summer 🙂