Thursday, March 03, 2011

What is important?

Something that gives you happiness, fills you with gladness, adrenaline rush, pink sweaty cheeks, pounding heart, a smile so big that even a grin cannot contain. If one knew the sure shot secret formula to achieve it each and every time wouldn’t they want to do it over and over again?

Often when my school friends with young kids just like mine complain about not finding enough time to reply emails or read books, I rebut by saying don’t use your kids as an excuse just admit it’s not a priority for you.
So the same applies to me, if I know the formula and supposedly my ‘Happiness’ should be a priority for me then why don’t I do it. I am talking about training/running for a cause, not a Marathon but just a 5K. I know it gives me pleasure, instant as well as long term, but I am failing to stick to it. What is my excuse?

We are in our third month of the New Year and so far I have not achieved an inch of ‘simplification’ in my life. The only thing that is working is meal plans for the week. I make a menu on Saturday for the following week and shop according to my plan and that has made dinners and weekend groceries so much simpler but other than that it’s all up in the air. I used to have a work plan for cyclic chores in my old house but since the square footage increased my plan needed a re-vamp and I haven’t gotten around to it yet.

So coming back to what is important, if there is something that makes me happy I’d do it over and over and if there is something that makes me sad I’d avoid it but it’s not happening that way.

Are my priorities screwed up? Why can I not make time for running, dance practice, painting, haircut, manicure, sleeping, leisure bath…?


  1. These are good questions.
    And I have to say for me, I feel as if a mom is the center and heart of a house.
    Most days I feel like this little sun that my family revolves around.
    And that is not necessarily a bad thing.
    But it does take a lot of time and energy.

    But you are right.
    It is about priorities.
    And I think right now with young children, I am choosing to make them and my husband more of a priority than anything.

    I do manage to get chunks of time to myself.
    But I don't always use it wisely.
    I think that's where a change should be made for me.
    I'm getting better though.

    I do the weekly meal plan as well and have always been glad to :)

  2. Mary Jo, I guess you are right, family with young kids is more demanding and equally rewarding too, there I picked my priority then :)