I need a schedule. A flexible schedule, but a schedule. I have the kids’/family schedule down, but it needs to incorporate more time for myself. Time to do yoga, meditate, write in the blog, read, knit, sew, etc. Time set aside so that I don’t have to waste time wondering when I’ll be able to do those things again. Hopefully clearing my mind of the “whens?” will allow me to be more mindful in the “nows.” Here’s a first draft:
Yoga/Meditation – 5am – 6am daily (assuming I’ve slept the night before; never a sure thing in my house)
Yoga study/paperwork/Prep – Monday and Wednesday evenings
Book, magazine, and blog reading – Nap/quiet time and before bed (just books before bed)
Knit/Sew – during the day as the children allow and Tuesday/Thursday evenings
Blog writing – hmmm…not sure on this one…Saturday or Sunday?
I’ll also hope to throw an evening yoga class in once or twice a week.
The real challenge will be not to become too frustrated when the schedule must be changed. I have two kids and a wife who travels for work. The schedule will have to be re-arranged somewhat regularly. Striving for peace with changes will be a yoga practice in and of itself as I practice contentment with what is and try not to grasp for what isn’t.