I cannot get into a groove! After taking 3 weeks off in December which actually stretched into 4, I have not had a fully productive school day since we started back! I cannot figure out what is wrong, but I am not anywhere near getting everything done. My older children are completing all their schoolwork that does not involve my assistance, but the things that depend on me are holding them up. I am behind in Clay's, Leah's, and Sam's Sonlight reading, behind in checking Olivia's schoolwork, and behind in the little bit of help/tutoring that Olivia occasionally needs (like go over her study guide for her upcoming science test). I am also behind in our official home economics class, however my girls have completed many hours of home ec while helping me clean out and reorganize during our Christmas break and also by helping me prepare for Leah's birthday--Julie baked and decorated Leah's birthday cake and cupcakes all by herself!).
This weekend I plan to pull out the school day schedule I made for us back in August, and start following it. Previously, I was setting the timer on my phone for each segment, and running a pretty tight ship. It is apparent that I need to do that again. When we started school back a couple of weeks ago, I abandoned the schedule, and was trying to go with the flow---that is not working! Another change that I made that is not working is sleeping later than normal on school mornings. I have not been getting up at 5:00 AM, and that has got to change! I am setting my alarm for 5:00, and I am going to hit the floor running! Well, hit the floor running to the coffee pot!
I am trying to choose to enjoy my days, but it seems like by my slowing down my personal pace, so much is getting left undone that it is actually causing me more stress! Does that even make sense?
I am going to work on finding the balance between "getting it all done" and "enjoying the process". I hope I have a better report in several days.
How is your January?