I know I am not alone and yesterday thought about the comparisons with women running their own businesses or working and studying too. With or without children, there is always something else to do. Never mind all those ideas we have, the ones that we want to try now. I am my own worst enemy when it comes to ideas. I always seem to have amazing ideas when I'm at my busiest.
Yesterday I had a tutorial with my personal tutor, trying to workout how I can make it through the next four months, with as little grey hair as possible and still married and friends with my children! My husband is amazing and incredibly supportive but I know how stressy I can become and test even the most patient of people. Anyway, speaking to my tutor has really helped and one thing she said was like a light switching on. She suggested when I want to go off and research something interesting from a lecture to first consider if it will be beneficial for my assignments. If it is then go ahead, read up about it. If it's not then keep a list and return to these at a later date,when I have completed my assignments. I realised that I needed to focus and not just in my studies. I could apply this way of working to other ideas too. So if I have a fab idea for my book idea, my husbands business or my other writing, I will keep a list. Then I can return to this list when I have time to think them through properly, to consider them as realistic ideas to be grown or just binned.
A huge sense of relief has washed over me now and I feel more confident in completing my assignments. I truly believe that there is a way we can balance our lives, getting to do most of the things we want, but we must focus on the tasks that need to be done first. Do you struggle with focusing on the task in hand too? I would love to know I am not alone!
Until next time, take care.