I need a lifecoach! Ideas please...
I am just having so much trouble keeping my fragmented life together. And I have been trying different ways to get everything done. I have been perusing organizational books and sites hoping to find a system that works, but they don't fit my crazy life....
I am trying to get everything done BUT also cook at home, and do all the frugal things that help keep us out of money trouble...
Can I do it all?
I homeschool 2 children (one has already graduated). Work part time from home (takes on average 1-1.5 hours per day). I try to keep the house tidy, laundry done. Try to get some execise every day. Cook from scratch and bake as much as I can to keep the costs down.
My day idealy looks like this.
Work 8- 9:30
School until noon
Lunch 12:00- 1:00
School/practise on their own and house work and cooking and baking 1:00 to 3:00
Driving to activities and shopping for the rest of the afternoon and evening plus dinner 5:00-7:00 (Making and eating). I also do any errands during this time, including library stops etc.
Kids in bed or rooms by 10:00pm
Finish any work that didn't get finished, pay bills, plan school work, meals shopping etc for tomorrow. But usually I am to tired to to d anything well.
Bath and bed 11:00 to midnight..
The problem is I usually take more than an hour and a half in the AM for work because I was too tired the night before to finish the work. Then it bumps the school work to later, or the kids do more work on their own with less guidance from me (not ideal). The school work then runs into the afternoon, so I run out of time for housework and cooking... etc..
The schedule does not allow for any me time or excercise. And I am always too tired to get anything useful done after kids are in bed.
Then throw in a field trip, illness, party etc and I get so behind with work I get desperate.
My husband works long hours and volunteers at the kayak club and is essentially unavailable to help. My kids help with laundry, mowing the lawn and weed eating. Tidying and washing and vacuuming the car.
Do you have a similar schedule? How do you get it all done? Do you have any suggestions for me? I would love to hear your ideas... I am so tired of feeling behind all the time. HELP!