So productive in my head

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Registered: 09-05-2011
So productive in my head
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Tue, 09-13-2011 - 10:49pm

Why am I so productive in my head but when it comes down to it I'm so tired and get nothing done?!? I'm sitting here right now catching up on the Y&R and thinking about how tomorrow is a new day and I'm getting up early and I'm going to get so much done. I have a game plan and nothing will get in my way. That is until tomorrow morning. I wake up at 6am, start the coffee, watch a bit of the morning news ( I did a the quick 20 min clean up, start the dish washer, get the kids clothes ready for the am & plan out my day) get the 4yr old up for school at 6:45 out he door for the bus at 7:10, Hubby out the door at 7:30 then drink my coffee while I watch a little of the today's show until the 1 1/2 old gets up. I like the quite in the am, stress free still at this point in the day so I like to use it as my "lunch" time since I never get one of those. I know, I know, if I could just get going right after I get the older one on the bus I would get things done but I just like to take it easy and enjoy my "me" time for the brief minute I have it before the chaos begins. I have this great day all planned out then then it come times to execute it I so not motivated! Anyone have an suggestions on how to get a fire lit under me before my house falls apart! I just seem so tired lately and I can't figure out why. I guess maybe it's just a rut with the change of the seasons. Anyone else like this?

-H

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Registered: 10-15-2001
Wed, 09-14-2011 - 1:25pm
Yes! Except I'm a morning person and I don't have trouble getting going in the morning, just lots of distractions from the kids, but in the afternoon when they both are napping I have such a hard getting going. I do find that just doing one thing, like putting a pair of shoes away, will lead to another thing and that seems to get me going. Not always what I had planned to do but I am getting stuff done. The other big thing is I started taking a children's vitamin everyday. Toward the end of summer I was just so run down and I do feel like I have more energy now. Or it could just be having 2 less kids around :). I think it is pretty normal to just want to take that break when there are no kids pulling you in 6 different directions even through you know it is also the best time to get things done.
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