Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Productivity Rocks

The winter was a mess.  I hardly had the energy to do anything.  Didn't want to go out, didn't want to do anything around the house.  Never got any sleep, no motivation whatsoever.  It's amazing the difference spring brings with it!

Awhile ago I decided to take over the task of cooking dinner from Tyler.  Seeing as how I am not great in the kitchen, while he is a wonderful cook, it just happened that he always cooked dinner.  But it was ridiculous, because by the time he got home from work and made dinner, we would be eating by 7pm which was way too late.  So finally I took the reins and started making dinner.  I'm getting pretty good at it now!  Ok, so I'll never be as great a chef as Tyler.  And I certainly will never enjoy it like he does.  But dare I say I'm gaining ground on him pretty quickly.

I also used to leave all the housework until the weekend and then we would try and tackle it together.  I just couldn't seem to get it together enough to do it during the week while I had the kids.  But it totally sucked, because we'd spend half a day on Saturday tag team cleaning and watching kids.  We'd always be rushing to get it all done, and then by the time we finished there wouldn't be enough time left to do anything else.  So recently I implemented my daily chores initiative.

Now I have a list on the fridge of what to do everyday.  It only takes me 30mins tops to do a day's chores, usually even less.  I still hate it, but I'm managing to get it done more easily this way.  And it frees up so much more time for us as a family on the weekends.  Not to mention the fact that Tyler's certainly happy he doesn't have to help much with the housework anymore!

So now that the weather is nice I have more energy.  The boys and are I getting out to activities every morning and afternoon.  I'm finding time to get my chores done, and have dinner ready for the family at a reasonable hour.  I'm even managing to find some time for myself in there as well, either to exercise, nap, or just mess around online.  Go me!

Today for example, we had breakfast.  Then I grabbed a shower, got the kids dressed, and we went to the EYC like we do every Wednesday.  Spent a few hours there, then came home for lunch.  After I got F down for his nap, I did my chores quickly (which were easy today, just sweeping the floors and bringing down the laundry).  Then T went for his nap and I prepped kabobs for dinner tonight so I won't have to rush around doing it later.  After that I managed to get in a yoga session, and now here I am with time to spare for blogging before the kids wake up.  I figure this afternoon we'll go to the park or maybe just play in the backyard. 

What a difference from how my days were in the winter, where I could hardly find the motivation to get dressed.  All we did was lounge around the house and eat.  It's amazing how much more you can achieve when you're feeling up to the task.

Needless to say I'm feeling much happier and more productive these days.  Much more like the wife and mother I want to be.  Feeling pretty proud of myself!

1 comment:

  1. Martina, that's great! I'm finding it so hard to motivate myself most days. Winter blahs, hey?

    Hope the kebabs turned out delicious and I'm sure they did!