There is a certain magic in the New Year. How much ever I try to rationalise, it’s just another day, the tingle and excitement of the new doesn’t leave me.
I love everything new. Of course being a woman that’s my birthright. New pens, books, diary,… even now when most of my planning happens either in the haphazard last minute let’s get this done mental kick or on the Google calendar, I still love those stacks of diaries and organisers waiting patiently to make someone’s year a little bit more productive.
But I admit, the planning itself is a nightmare. In my present life form, I’m a writer, teacher, mom, wife, menu planner, laundry manager, a memory chip to remember all family details like what happened to the swimming goggles that my son dropped ‘somewhere’ after his last dip in the pool.
If that were not enough, I was also taught to believe that planning is all about doing things in a stress free manner. By Sunday evening my week is already full with work and my planning only consists of finding time for all the tasks that my various roles deem that I complete with aplomb. By Thursday I am too tired and waiting for the weekend to just sweep me to a corner of my bed for a well deserved snooze.
That was when I decided to begin my week on a Wednesday. It’s the middle of a normal work week you say? Exactly.
By starting my week on a Wednesday, I’ m not blindly answering to the demands of the already begun week, nor am I tired and waiting for the weekend.
I get time to reflect and plan. Look into the things that really matter to me like writing, working on a new idea or maybe just having some ME time. By slotting in what I wanna do this weekend, say prepare for that new topic that I want to take a class in, my family knows mom will be busy from 10 – 12 on Saturday.
I also feel I am able to manage Monday morning better for after all in my planner that is towards the end of the week. Now I am a lot more stress free and am also able to get a lot of things done.
And what’s best, 2014 begins on a Wednesday. Happy New Year!