Good Afternoon Journal,
It's been 11 days since I changed how I had been making my daily schedule (original post about that problem here). After all the good suggestions here, I chose to make two different types of schedules: a Firm Day and a Flexible Day schedule.
The result: it's working!! Yay!
I have so much less stress now on the days that MyGuy is not working. The only thing left is to figure out how to work in uninterrupted computer time. ;-) Usually, dinking around on the computer while he is here is not a problem. But THIS blog is different for me. When I started it, I made the commitment to be honest. And I also didn't want to just fill space... to waste time. I wanted it to have meaning for me.
In order to get that meaning, for ME, requires a time of quiet... a time of uninterrupted reflection. Of LISTENING... not to all the constant noise that is a part of daily life, but shutting that out and tuning in to the INNER thoughts. Asking myself the important questions, listening to the answers, and thinking about it.
I suppose I don't have the greatest powers of concentration, and get distracted too easily. So I need it to be quiet... not rushed, with hubby waiting impatiently with that "are you done yet?" expression on his face. Or more often, he will just sit and LOOK at me reeeaallly loud. I can't decide if I want to laugh or get annoyed... I usually do both! LOL!
But for the most part, I am delighted with my new schedule. Change can be hard, but life is sooo full of change... I really need to stop resisting it. This change to my schedule has been great!
From Dr Phil's book: "Think about changing your limiting beliefs as remodeling a house that doesn't fit your lifestyle anymore... and replace them with new knowledge and genuine insight. Only then can you move on to new ways of thinking about yourself that will yield new payoffs."
My verse for today: "Be still, and know that I am God."
My quote for today: "A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching the days."--Annie Dillard
Enjoy the Journey,