After three weeks of relaxing, finishing projects around our farmhouse, helping family moving, and many other activities (which I will post over later this week), today we started our daily routine again. Meaning, my hubby went back to work again and I am blogging, coaching, taking care of our dog, farmhouse, creating illustrations, etc., etc., again.
As much as I love quality-time with the Beautiful Souls in my Dreampack, a stay-at-home-vacation doesn’t differ much for me in comparison to regular days. Of course, I am always happy during these kind of weeks to be able to lunch together with my hubby and being able to talk to him more during the day. Oh, and stay up at bit longer at night as usual. Besides that, and I love our dog dearly, however, my husband walking with her more and meanwhile, I get to do other things; that is vacation for me 🙂
However, somehow, I get more done with structure implemented, that’s why I am happy to be back to our daily routine. For the tasks I do not appreciate that much, I created earlier this year this:
On my laptop I’ve put four small notes: Focus, Discipline, Important, Balance. I am easily distracted by new interesting topics or articles and before I know it, half a day has passed and I didn’t finish what I intended to at the beginning of a day. Focus it is!
In the course I completed, given by a dear friend (read HERE more about it! ) I was reminded of the so true saying ‘if you are too busy as a leader, you are doing something wrong’. That is to me applicable to anyone, no matter the role you have. It also means, prioritizing between what is important and urgent. Do you realize, if you finish important tasks first, they most likely won’t even become urgent?!
The effect of discipline; watch this inspiring video, created by Will Smith and Jim Kwik:
In the end, balance, as cliché as it might sound, is crucial. That’s why my husband and I plan regularly extra free Mondays or Fridays, to extend our weekends together. In addition, we try to have a three-week vacation period each year during the summer and take two weeks around the holiday-season.
As much as I love blogging, coaching, taking care of our dog, farmhouse, creating illustrations, etc. etc… I love to relax even more. In the evening lying down on the sofa with my hubby nearby and most of the times, our dog right beside me. To be able to that AND finish all other activities, structure is a necessity for me.
Woop Woop! Back to daily routine 🙂