January 09, 2012
J is for Joy
For the last 9 months I've worked hard making over this house and, while I know there will always be a project (or 3) in the wings, I've decided to start taking some time to do things that I love. I've embraced a slower pace for my projects and I've decided to give myself permission to spend time doing things that make me happy.
The only way I know I can follow through with this is to put myself on a bit of a schedule. My plan is to spend from 7:30 (when I drop Emma at school) to 11am every morning taking care of the house, business, running errands and working out. Then I will have until 2:15 (when I pick up Emma) to spend however I choose. I'm finding it satisfying to accomplish so much so early and I don't feel guilty if I want to do something fun with part of my day.
I know this isn't going to work every day and I have no intention of being rigid about it but I also know that I need the routine and hope this allows me to carve out time on most days to bring a little extra j-o-y into my life. Do you schedule pleasure into your day?