Crazy Busy

Howdy, guys! Welcome to my crazy busy life! That’s right… things are definitely getting crazy up in here.

  • My job is a must and is REALLY busy, right now.
  • Blogging is something that I love, so I’m using the little bit of free time I have for recipe creation, food photography and other various blog needs.
  • The kiddos have afterschool activities; which are a good 40 minutes away from our house…. hence all of the trips to Starbucks that I make to kill time. Landen has gymnastics 3 days a week and Madelyn typically has horse lessons 3-4 times a week depending on the weather.
  • Family time is a priority.
  • Exercise is also a priority. Previously I’ve mentioned continuing my marathon training and completing another marathon in February, but I’ve decided this just isn’t practical right now. I will be running the ZOOMA half marathon in April and I think that will most likely be the only race that I run this year. (Run with me in Austin, TX in April and get 10% off registration with  code TXAMB4.)

5 tips for simplifying your crazy busy life | Hungry Healthy Girl

So, how is this crazy busy woman staying sane with so much going on?

  • Stay positive and don’t take for granted the wonderfulness in your life. It’s a good thing to be busy…. that means your in demand or needed. Your important! ;)
  • Learn to delegate. I have a hard time giving responsibilities to others, especially at work. I’m really independent and get in the mindset that “I can do it better”.
  • Don’t multitask ineffectively. If you concentrate on one task at a time, studies show you will do a better job at completing that task. Easier said than done, though.
  • Say yes less. Saying yes makes me feel like a nice person and a team player, but the truth is sometimes saying no can be what’s best for all involved. If you have too many projects going on, most likely something will suffer. Not taking on too much will also be better for your mental health.
  • Give less time to social media. This is a little tricky for me, considering social media is huge for staying on the forefront of blogging. However, taking a break from social media is a great way to take a step back and get your priorities in order.
  • Evaluate your time. Take a good hard look at how you are typically spending your days. Are there things that you are wasting your time with? Consider redesigning your day to fit more in line with your priorities.

I’m linking up this post with Amanda’s Thinking Out Loud link-up. This link-up is all about just letting the thoughts flow. Being busy is what’s on my mind right now, so it totally works! Amanda is such a great writer and fascinating blogger. Be sure you head over and check her blog out, if you haven’t already!

Thinking-Out-Loud

Something to think about….

Do you find yourself getting crazy busy and running ragged?

What tips do you have for staying sane in a busy world?

In the spirit of Thinking Out Loud; what’s on your mind today? Tell me anything.

We’re on the other side of the hump…. only today and Friday and then it’s the weekend. Whoop! Whoop!

Comments

  1. staying sane in a busy world? i make lots of LISTS and then check stuff off as i go! makes me feel organized and accomplished :)

  2. You are one busy lady! I hpe you and your husband have been able to make some time for each other – perhaps a date night. That could always bring your life back down to normalcy :)
    Jessie Thinking Out Loud #1My Profile

  3. How did you know I needed these tips? Between work, school, blogging, and trying to maintain some semblance of a social life, things have been -insane- lately, and it’s definitely been taking a toll on my mental health :lol: I think the biggest thing for me is not wasting so much time. I’m the queen of multitasking ineffectively, and I could probably get a lot more done if my attention wasn’t divided between so many things. Definitely working on that one…
    Amanda @ .running with spoons. . thinking out loud #62 .My Profile

  4. I was hoping that once I left my full-time job that I would be less busy but boy was I wrong! Apparently it’s ME who is responsible for my life’s craziness because I wayyyyy overcommit. For me it’s been about learning to say no because I have a habit of taking on too much. It isn’t easy though because I hate the thought of disappointing people.
    Davida @The Healthy Maven Orange Cranberry White Chocolate BarsMy Profile

  5. Oh I feel ya!! It’s craziness over here as well. My IG account hasn’t been updated in far too long and I always feel bad about it – but I prefer reading blogs than updating Instagram.
    Multitasking inefficiently is a big issue for me – definitely need to work on that!
    Lucie@FitSwissChick Want coffee?? Pump it Baby! The privilege of living the minimum.My Profile

  6. You are a busy woman! I have been feeling a bit stressed with my class starting back up and working 50+ hours a week. I’m hoping to be like you and keep a positive attitude while getting everything that needs to be done completed.
    Nicole @ FruitnFitness Thursday Thoughts – SO excited!My Profile

  7. Work is really busy for me right now, too, so I am definitely starting to feel the stress of it all :(. I REALLY need to work on saying yes less and on spending less time on social media (which, as you know, is obviously challenging!).
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl Vegan Dill and Ranch DressingMy Profile

  8. All great suggestions– the title of my life book should be CRAZY… but it’s all good– thank goodness for my runs at 5:15 to keep me balanced!
    Laura@ Fit Running Mama Can you ever have too much nut butter? Peanut Butter & Co Giveaway!My Profile

  9. I love all of these tips, especially evaluating your time. It’s so easy to waste precious time when we think we are being productive. Thanks for the reminders!
    Melissa @ Fit ‘n’ Well Mommy WIAW – What I’m Craving at 36 Weeks Pregnant…My Profile

  10. For what it’s worth, I think you’re doing an amazing job balancing everything!!
    Danica @ It’s Progression Danica’s Apple Crisp {recipe}My Profile

  11. You ARE busy. I have felt this way on and off all throughout January. I wonder if this is normal? To stay sane, I always make lists and give myself mini-rewards or breaks when I accomplish something. I also try to see the light at the end of the tunnel and tell myself that this will not last forever.
    Kristen @ Glitter and Dust You’re Unique, Just Like Every Other FanMy Profile

    • January does seem to be an extra stressful month! I like your tip about telling yourself that it will not last forever.

  12. Great tips! I’ve learned to ask for help which was hard for me at first but it definitely helps!
    Giselle@myhealthyhappyhome Some things I’m loving lately…My Profile

  13. Thank you for the tips! My life has been so hectic lately and overwhelming. I need to take a step back. These tips will really help. Thank you so much! I hope things go well for you!
    Natalie Staeckeler I am BLESSED to be ALIVE.My Profile

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