I'm often asked how I have time for everything I do? My answer? Choices, priorities, time management! I'm pretty good at the first two. My time management skills could use a little help!
CHOICES: Insanity and marathon training are taking a lot of my time, but I choose to get my workouts done early. And when I say early, I don't mean, sunrise, morning dew, birds chirping early. I'm talking dark, quiet, 'the crack' early. This allows me the freedom to have my evenings free. I used to spend the majority of my evenings watching television, but I've given a lot (most) of that up. My choice is to do more productive things, thus making small sacrifices in order to create big successes for my family's future.
PRIORITIES: Keeping the balance between family, work and "me time" can be tricky and they often interlap. I don't always do the right thing and often don't give as much time as I should to family. Supportive spouses and children are very important. I'm so fortunate in this regard. But my son sent me a gentle reminder yesterday about spending too much time on the computer blogging and friending and reading when he needs me. That's an instant shot to the heart and a huge reminder that my family is always first.