So, there are a few things going on at the moment. Sick kids, an upcoming event that I’m training for, a show I’m directing and choreographing, and the school holidays.
Coming into every school holidays I always have these big plans – I’ll get up and do yoga every morning before the kids are up so that I have done ‘me’ time. I’ll go for a run when hubby gets home to clear my head. I’ll choreograph some dancing while the kids are playing or I’ll write at every opportunity …… and the list goes on.
The reality is – I do none of it.
These are good decisions, I’m committed … and then I let one day go past and then two – why is that?
Am I lazy? Do I just like procrastinating? WHAT IS IT?
The thing is – I’m not even present with my kids because I’m feeling guilty and feeling pressure to do the things I’ve planned, so if I haven’t yet done anything and it’s suddenly lunchtime then I become grumpy, moody, frustrated, take things the wrong way, feel tired and lethargic.
But by planning to do these things I feel like maybe I should be playing with the kids, or baking, or going for an excursion somewhere, and instead I do nothing except potter around the house, checking my Facebook feed, watching periscope, or taking Instagram photos, or watching TV.
So, I have a plan for the upcoming holidays ….. I am going to ENJOY them!
That’s the biggest thing I forget about having the kids home from school for a couple of weeks – I forget about having FUN – for me and for the kids.
Whatever I decide to do daily I will focus on enjoying it, and if I’m not enjoying myself then I’m doing the wrong thing. No stress, no guilt, no pressure.
I can run, do yoga, write, bake, go for a walk, play with the kids, potter around the house doing jobs, clean, organize ….. Plus whatever else comes up. The thing is that decisions are easy to commit to and follow through with if you are having fun. So if you too, are struggling with the same problem as I am, then try and change your focus to ‘Enjoyment’ and ‘Fun’ and see if this makes it easier.
What re your plans for the holidays? And how are you going to keep committed to your holiday goals?
PS – don’t let kids behavior get you down in the school holidays – and if you want some tips or advice get in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org