Life seems to be getting more and more complex, despite my continued efforts to simplify.
While I have finally yielded the responsibility of being at least AWARE of Kitty's schedule, I still have Bookworm's in my peripheral vision all the time. Hers is pretty stable. So is Golf Pro's for that matter. MINE ... sigh... mine seems to be perpetually confused.
In the past several weeks, I seem to have forgotten how to say "no" when people are trying to put things on my schedule. At the same time, I've added my daily exercise routine (as short as it may be), and am trying valiantly to squeeze in a 15 minute mediation to keep me centered. How hard can this be? I mean, c'mon, it's not like I work 60 hours a week; surely there's room in my calendar for a little meditation....
It turns out that very very little on MY schedule is regular. When you're trying to place a regular activity, it's easier to do when other things on the calendar happen regularly. Looking back on my calendar over the past few months, I find nothing at all that happens at the same time every day. There isn't even anything on MY calendar that happened at the same time five days a week. In fact, for most of the past several months, there has been only one thing that happens every week at the same time. In the past few weeks, I've added one other thing that actually happens every week on the same day at the same time.
Admittedly, there are several things that happen every OTHER week at the same time. And there are a few things that happen once a month at the same time. But since everything else is a moving target, it's hard to find times that work EVERY DAY for something.
Okay, actually, it's only hard to find those times every day if I'm trying to do it without doing two (or three) things I don't want to do:
1) getting up earlier
2) blocking off a time on my schedule that seems to be a popular one for massage clients who don't actually have a weekly, or bi-weekly time, but call as they're ready.
3) working evenings.
I got the Five Tibetan Rites in by getting up earlier, but it's only 15 minutes, and I'm beginning to be okay with it. They're not actually scheduled, since when I do them depends on when I get up, and that depends on what time the first scheduled event of the day happens. But they're planned.
I've been doing my 15 minute guided meditation at the end of the day, but really think I'd benefit more if I STARTED the day that way. But that smacks eerily of getting up earlier.
I'd also like to be sure I get in a nice walk every day.
And I know that SCHEDULING these things will increase the likelihood that I get them DONE. But trying to draw up a schedule of what my week looks like is making me a little crazy. I need columns within the columns...
So, instead of finding something that was complicating my schedule and getting rid of it, I've now added something big: A part time job that will eat up about 10 hours of my week every week. At the same time. At least it will be consistent. I wonder if that will actually help me plug in the daily things....
(No sooner did I commit to this job, but my massage schedule started filling fuller and faster too. There are NO complaints about THAT!)