The Elusive Downtime
It's only Tuesday and I am beat, worn down, tired. On most nights, it's after 9 pm when I can slip away from the kids in their room reading or sleeping. But by then, I barely have enough energy to do more than hop on the computer to peek at my email or Facebook and then it's off to bed for me. Many chores are left undone; the piles of laundry, toilets needing a good scrub, and rugs that could use vacuuming. I could go on and on. I used to be a night owl and treasured the few hours after the kids were in bed to get a couple of more chores done, do more work, or unwind with a glass of wine. I traded the couple of late night hours for an early morning workout. And when I mean early, I mean that my alarm goes off at 5 am. While it's become routine and I don't think I can sacrifice it, I do struggle with not having much downtime in the evenings. Do you have downtime during the week? How do you spend it?