Generally speaking, I like to start out each day with a specific set of goals in mind for my day. It helps me to accomplish a lot, without taking it to the extreme and doing everything in one day. Instead of just cleaning the entire house I try to limit myself to just one or two things, otherwise I completely wear myself out.
For example, my goals for today are: sweep and mop the kitchen and vacuum the living room.
Other goals would be: work out, take the kids outside, try to get some editing done on my book...shower and eat three meals.
My goals as a stay-at-home mom to two crazy kids: stay sane and stay caffeinated!
Easier said than done.
Just this morning I was sitting here at the desk looking up movie times for Friday and my back started itching terribly. Without thinking I picked up a pen and scratched it. Minutes later I was passing a mirror and saw that my back looked like someone had scribbled on it. Oops. At least it was on my skin and not my shirt.
Staying sane might be harder than I think.