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Friday, 26 June 2020

Living in utter chaos

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So this blog is all about being organized but I am going to tell the truth. Some days I can be very disorganized and like today well more this morning, my son was supposed to be in his P.E kit but part of it was in his rucksack which was at school.

Thankfully we did have some alternative shorts that he could get away with as they were navy blue but just about fit him.

That's why I would always say have a back up plan just in case. Being a qualified football coach and parent who has learned the hard way since becoming one, I soon learnt that having a plan B could come in handy, as you just never know what would happen on some days.

Please check out my weekly newsletter blog in the link below, as today was not a good day.

https://newsletterthoughtsandadvicefortheweek.blogspot.com/2020/06/when-days-arent-so-good.html

I felt I needed to share my day as I am sure there are parents or even those without kids can  identify with the day, and glad that today is nearly over.

I just hope tomorrow it is better, but what happens when living in utter chaos as trust me with kids especially, you are bound to have those days, honestly it comes with territory well it does for me anyway, and I am not afraid to say so either, you just have to crack on and do the best you can under the circumstances.

There just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day to tidy up all the time, but when you do get some free time then I know it will be tidied eventually. Some days you just have to give in and make do.

Life is full of ups and downs, taking the rough with the smooth, but in the end the important thing no one got hurt in the chaos and can make up for lost hours on other days.

Could the day get any worse? 

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Well it almost did as my bastard computer interrupted and decided to shut itself down, many thanks computer you almost pile of shite.

What would we do without modern technically christ knows but sometimes I want to punch it black and blue, but knowing my luck it will more than likely punch me back if it grew a fist.

Anyway as I try to crack on my hayfever seems to be on full force now, will try and make up for lost time and have a good night's sleep, I hope and be ready for a new day.

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X

Monday, 22 June 2020

Organizing my time



Hello and welcome it is Monday again, which means it will soon be school pick up again.
Thankfully Henry's dad takes him to school on Mondays, and then we, my mum and I pick him at the end. 


At the moment he is only doing half days, and so it means that I have to get my skates on do some work, as much as I can before I have to pick him up.

Not saying that I am not looking forward to it, I am its just the time from when Henry is taken to school to when we pick him up goes so quickly.

Organizing my time is a must and so the first thing I will do is have breakfast, and work whilst I am having it on some days, I slept in until 10am this morning which is very unlike me, I will often wake up anytime before 7am and then be awake for the rest of the day.

The next thing I will have my shower and get dressed for the day.

Even in the afternoon and evenings I will organize my time, by looking after Henry, have dinner and then get him ready for bed and then myself, and often means doing some work in the evenings.

I do enjoy my television time as it is my time to switch off from writing and doing something else.

Me and Henry will often play countdown, which he does have a game for with the actual cards and board to put the cards on, but this rarely gets used and he will use his Thomas the Tank Engine cards instead, mmmm.... I know confusion right? But that's kids for you.

So it is essential that I organize my time and make the most of each hour of the day. How do you organize your time? Please leave a comment below.

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X



Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Life Work Balance

Hello and welcome to another blog about organization. In this post I am writing about Life Work Balance, because it can be tricky especially when becoming a parent, we are often pealing our face off the floor with tiredness and frustration that we can feel weighed down. 

When you first begin working you can have the honeymoon period where you are getting up on time, embrace the travelling and then socializing with colleagues afterwards, then four week later you feel utterly drained and needing a well earned break.

My tip 1 is don't weigh yourself down, and stop working through your breaks. They have been set for a reason, and that is to stop to recharge your batteries. I used to not take my breaks and that's when I would begin to make mistakes because my concentration would go.

You have to refill and gain some more energy.

When having a child we can get lost within the parenthood life that we can feel like death and that getting out of bed is more trouble than what it is worth, and so if you and I will keep adding this to my blogs, need to delegate some duties to someone who has offered to help even if it is making you a cup of tea, take them up on it.

Be flexible with your daily schedule as sometimes the unexpected can happen especially with kids. For example you are out having some play time with your children and they end up having a pooh explosion, never panic as it has happened to many including myself, just remember spare clothes, wipes and nappy at all times, then if this happens you have some back up.

Once you can have a balance then you'll find that things just fit into place and that the routine you have found works and you are not getting so bogged down.

I make sure I have days like I wrote about yesterday on one of my other blog sites:

https://everyonecanbuildacastle.com/2020/06/08/bloody-mondays/

It just nice to do something other than what you have scheduled and made some time to catch up on TV, very therapeutic.

So lets stay safe and I will be back with another organization blog next week.

Many thanks for reading,


Carrie X