Jan 18, 2018

Lovin' Life 18/1/2018: Making Time.

Working through the weekend always throws me.  They've been one of the 'perks' of my job ever since the year dot so you'd think I'd have figured out life the week after them by now.  You'd think.

What actually happens is that I run around like a sleep deprived (and headless) chicken trying to catch up on things that should've been done over the weekend plus the current week's commitments.  It's setting myself up for failure and it's not pretty.

So I took a different approach this time.

I made things easy for myself and did only the desired and the necessary.  In that order.

I've been running and I've paused to enjoy the fairylights draped over the trees of the park next to the beach / ferry wharf.

I've been detouring for coffee afterward.

I've enforced breaks at work, delegated and sent apologies where necessary.

I made time on my day off by not baking for this week's morning tea but rather buying a selection of tried and tested comfort foods.

I used that time to go on a little road trip (read driven down Parramatta Road in between peak hours).  When you're not driving to work, the construction work and its associated vehicles is fascinating to watch.  So much has changed since the last time I drove here and it looks as if there's still much to be done.

Dinner prep has been minimal.  In lieu of zoodles, I went with a 50:50 mix of spaghetti and broccoli. 

And DIY cauliflower rice?  Not when you can buy it ready made and ready in 90 seconds at Costco.

This week was still about juggling but I've managed to help myself by reducing the number of balls I needed to keep up in the air rather than adding to them.

How's your time management been this week?


  1. I love your priorities - what I desire to do & what I need to do. Perfect. Have a great weekend.

  2. Good on you SSG! There can be so much pressure to be 'striving' and 'goal-focused' as well as making sure we do eat this and don't eat that, and 'get that exercise done everyday!'. We need to ease up on ourselves a bit. Quite frankly, the world won't end if we have those cheezels for dinner, instead of that cauliflower rice!

  3. I need to learn from your time manangement skills! One of my goals this year is to be better with time management with my blog and social media and do first the things that will have the biggest impact on my progress. It's hard not to be sucked into the social media black hole vortex however!


  4. Take no shit.
    Give no fucks
    And go easy on yourself.
    I love it, SSG. We all need to do a bit more of this!

  5. Wow I never knew you could buy cauliflower rice! I adore fairy lights in trees. Sounds like you've got this working through the weekend thing down pat SSG! #TeamLovinLife

  6. Easing up on yourself and having the idea that you CAN eat on the run (not literally) is great. We women are soooo tough on ourselves. Great post!

  7. Yes I think taking shortcuts sometimes helps immensely with keeping ourselves together. Buying a cooked chicken on the way home and only doing the bare necessities around the home are often my saviours after a busy day. #TeamLovinLife

  8. Oh I like the instant (well 90 second) cauliflower rice idea! Sometimes you need to give yourself a grace and just focus on the essentials to get through and try to keep things simplified. Not always possible, but you should take the opportunity when it arises, just as you've done here :)

  9. You sound like you pretty much have it all in hand - it's funny how we have to nearly kill ourselves before we take measures to ease off the pressure and find some balance.

  10. Good for you, SSG, for making time for what you desire to do first. My week is going pretty well. I usually just prioritize top 3 things per day. Anything else that I accomplish after that is bonus :)

  11. I haven't seen a Kit Kat packaged like that here in my neck of woods of the States (unless I'm looking in the wrong spot). They're the size of a four color eye shadow compact. It's good to change up your routine every once in awhile.

  12. Oh good for you SSG! I love all the things you did to take the pressure off especially taking time to look at fairy lights - we all need to do that don't we! I'm so behind I didn't even know cauliflower rice existed!!! Have a great week.
    Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond xx

  13. We all need to take a fresh look at our priorities and time management on occasion. Looks like you nailed it!


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