October 17, 2005

Lisa: Time for Milking

Yesterday in sacrament meeting I drafted a daily schedule for myself. I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed (even though I only work 30 hours a week and SOME PEOPLE think my job is a joke) and a bit like I didn't have enough time to get done all the things I want to do. So I wrote down all those things and how much time I thought they would take, and this is what I came up with.

Schedule 1 (for days I work 8-5)

  • 6:00 am: get ready
  • 7:00 am: breakfast prep
  • 7:15 am: eat breakfast
  • 7:30 am: leave for work
  • 8:00 am: work
  • 12:00 pm: lunch
  • 1:00 pm: work
  • 5:00 pm: leave for home
  • 5:30 pm: dinner prep
  • 6:00 pm: eat dinner
  • 6:45 pm: bills and banking
  • 7:00 pm: cleaning
  • 7:30 pm: discretionary time
  • 9:00 pm: exercise
  • 9:45 pm: get ready for bed
  • 10:00 pm: scripture study
  • 10:30 pm: go to bed

    Schedule 2 (for days I work 12-9)

  • 6:00 am: exercise
  • 6:45 am: get ready
  • 7:45 am: breakfast prep
  • 8:00 am: eat breakfast
  • 8:15 am: bills and banking
  • 8:30 am: cleaning
  • 9:00 am: discretionary time
  • 10:30 am: lunch prep
  • 11:00 am: eat lunch
  • 11:30 am: leave for work
  • 12:00 pm: work
  • 4:00 pm: dinner
  • 5:00 pm: work
  • 9:00 pm: leave for home
  • 9:30 pm: get ready for bed
  • 9:45 pm: scripture study
  • 10:15 pm: go to bed

    That leaves Wednesday, alternate Fridays and Saturdays, and Sundays unscheduled. I'm thinking that way I will be less likely to rebel and/or go insane.

    The good part is that if I can stick to the schedule, I will already be accomplishing a lot of my smaller goals:

  • going to bed earlier and getting up earlier
  • this is sort of a sub-goal, but I will be getting up and going to bed at about the same time every day
  • more regular exercise
  • more regular cleaning
  • staying on top of finances better
  • making/eating more meals at home
  • reintroducing scripture study

    Anyway, I'm willing to give this a try. I got up and exercised this morning with Sarah, but the rest of the morning schedule sort of got preempted by sleep. I'm thinking if I go to bed on time tonight, I'll start the schedule for real tomorrow. The next thing I need to do is to create playlists for the entire day with music that fits the mood and length of time of each task. Suggestions welcome!

    Posted by lisa at October 17, 2005 02:42 PM
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