I have to train the children. Kind or judgemental relatives are always saying this but what they don't understand is that I haven't been able to figure out how to take care of me, provide for them and teach them. Something is always sacrificed. Today I am going to order a chalkboard so that I can put their chores on it and the consequences of not completing those chores. Repeating myself doesn't work and they don't seek the work that needs to be done so there needs to be a center of operations so they can't claim not to know. My daughter will deny ever having been told to do anything despite our daily conversations.
In a moment I am going to give myself 2 hours to clean before sitting down to complete this work for my grad class. I have decided not to write the paper for the classes that I took at the University of Salamanca only because there are better ways to increase my income in the time that I've been given. I could do it for pride or to say I did but that's all. I will continue with that course of study as long as it continues to inform my professional practice but as always this time of year I am thinking more about what I would most enjoy dedicating my time to.
If I can complete these things today, I will be able to complete some work and plan for work tomorrow and I can walk into the work week prepared and balanced.
I've learned some things over this short holiday: put sleep first, diet second and put exercise third
then only will I have will and the strength to do everything else that must be done. Will I go to the gym today?
I have to find the will go to the gym. It's so much more complicated in the cold.