Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Stop the Music......... New Friends, I Need Your Advice!




In my professional life, I am an excellent time manager. My hubby says that when I die, I will be early to my memorial service and giving instructions.  HA! HA! Since "discovering" DD blogs, time has quite simply slipped away. Here are a few examples: I exercise about three hours each and every morning............. I figure if my bottom is going to be paddled, it better look good; I have dinner guests arriving tomorrow and I am responsible for planning, shopping and preparing dinner; in ten days, we have house guests arriving and many things need to be done for their arrival. None of the things I am suppose to do is being done. My entry into blogland now is taking all my time......... all of it.

By the way, that woman is way too young to be representing me, but her attitude reflects mine. It does reflect how I feel right now. I just want to be in blogland, but life is swirling around me.

I am requesting your advice. I do not do well in stressful situations when my hair seems like it is on fire.  My hubby assures me that my hair will not be the only thing on fire if I do not learn to budget my time better. What strategies do you use to enjoy the blogs and live a life? How do you budget your time here online? Help! Your advice is appreciated.

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  1. For us Bucko gives me "jobs" to do. That way I have a list, and I can budget my time without running around and accomplishing nothing. Blogland can be addictive. Good luck.

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    1. Thank you for the comment. Life gets in the way of living in blog land, for sure.
      M

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  2. I did the exact same thing until my husband got so fed up with me, I now have restrctions on my blogland time. I have to keep a log of my blog time and I know without a doubt if I exceed my limit, I will regret it. At first, I was a little resentful of having a limit, but I've found it has really been helpful to me. It was like an addiction that I needed help and support to control. It sounds strange I guess, but if you really think you need help, you might consider asking your husband to give you a time limit.

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    1. Oh, and I'm impressed! Three hours of exercise! I thought I was doing good at one! Lol, I know what you mean, suddenly I really, really care how I look *back there* :)

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    2. Amen.............. suddenly my rear view is important even when it is bright req!

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  3. I do know the logic in what you are saying. Blogging on this subject is not about logic, but deep emotions. Actually today is better than yesterday. I appreciate your advice.
    M

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  4. You can ask your husband to text you with the chores and you text back as you complete them (micromanagement) but not everyone enjoys this sort of thing. I do but I have OCD :)

    Time does slip away in blogland. I almost stopped blogging right after I started because I was worried I couldn't control myself and the time I spent online. I asked SM for help but then he took away nearly all my computer time!!! Aaack!!! I kind of hated that but what could I say? I asked for help and he gave it to me. It took a few weeks to earn my time back. Be careful!!!

    Also, 3 HOURS EXERCISING??? Oh my goodness! I bet you do have a great tushy! lol

    sara :)

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  5. Yes, I am trying to sort out the time thing. Actually today was better than yesterday.
    I am a lifelong exercizer. I took off a lot of weight and work hard keeping it off. Metabolism slows so I must work harder. When I return from all that exercizing, I sit in front of my computer and stare!!!
    Thank you for your comments.........
    M

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  6. Sorry Meredith,

    I can't really help you as I'm a addict too, lol!

    But I suppose if your hubby spanks you enough that you won't be able to sit while you enjoy your blogging then you won't be on as long, so that might be a good incentive, lol!

    And good for you for being dedicated to being healthy!

    :) Cali

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  7. The exercizing is losing in the battle of time. I look up and find that another 40 minutes is gone. Talk to you soon.
    M

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  8. Meredith, have you figured this one out yet? Im not reading ahead to find out. :) hope you figured it out without needing to ask for help.

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  9. I can relate!
    I thrive on getting things done, as they need to be done, as soon as they need done. Something I see as totally reasonable and it clashes big time with my husbands personality. He wants me to relax and I want him to see everything as I do and (obviously) do it my way.
    I want to begin this life style at some level. We are trying to figure where to start, what exactly to have him in control of...etc. (he would never write a to-do list for me!) He's not one to see where I slip. For example, blog land! I have spent two entire days reading, creating a blog site for myself, etc. I could spend all day on here easily and he just wouldn't care, even if it means no dinner! Im not kidding! He would come home and cook dinner after working hard all day. It makes me want to beat my own ass! Then his for not beating mine!

    I took a look at my butt yesterday, ,a good look, and yuck! 50 and delivering 4 kids hasn't been kind to my body, and neither have I in many other ways. If we are to begin this, I was thinking, "I really need to exercise a bit, especially butt exercises" So it was funny to come across this. But... 3 hours??!! girl you are motivated!

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