I had a plan for this afternoon. I got home from exercise classes/manicure/grocery shopping. I was going to eat lunch, read my email and then blog. Somewhere in the middle of reading my email I decided to start looking at vacations for next summer. There was a logical sequence of reading an email from a friend and looking for a link to send to her. By the time I looked up an hour had gone by. No blogging and it was time to stretch and move away from the computer. I watched the news and did the Times crossword puzzle.
I know I have the freedom to spend an unstructured afternoon/day/week, but I find myself so often sidetracked, and not getting done things I want to do around the house. The first few weeks of retirement I kept lists of things I wanted to do, but since coming home from BlogHer I've stopped my lists. I am getting to exercise class. I am seeing friends and doing my volunteer work. Clothes get washed and groceries are bought, but not a whole lot of other things. As overly structured as it seems I need a list of things I like to do at home -- reading, blog visits and notes to friends. Of course there's the mighty decluttering project. Just about anything can sidetrack me there and that's one place I need to add to my list.
How do you organize your time at home and find a balance between relaxation and getting to the things you like to do? Any tips greatly appreciated!
Wishes for a wonderful Wednesday!