19 Nov 2011

How To Prioritize The Things You Need To Do In Your Life

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Yesterday was hard for me. I woke up with a very bad headache, similar to the one you get when you have a hangover (though I did not drink even a single drop of alcohol). I took over the counter medicine and decided to sleep my headache away. When I woke up, I felt worse than ever, like I was run over by a Mack track.

Good thing the kids were not at home. My mom took them home with her as their babysitter has been MISSING IN ACTION for several weeks and I have been really behind with my household chores. The day was supposed to be for cleaning, doing the laundry and sorting out bills.

Then it hit me why I was having this really bad headache. The tasks I have set for myself yesterday were daunting and stress inducing that would reduce even the sanest person to temporary insanity. Cleaning a two storey house with 3 kids aged 10, 7 and 2 months is never easy. The house looked like it was in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. It took me three hours to make the house look at least respectably clean (not spic and span clean) and another three hours to finish doing my mountain-high pile of laundry.

And I thought that was the worst of it, then I had to sort out the bills and pay what needed to be paid. It’s so difficult to do that especially when you just have enough money to cover your expenses. I have to double check and triple check everything to ensure I will not go overdrawn.

It took me close to nine hours to finish all my chores. I thought surfing the web would relax me. But ironies of all ironies, I came across MoneySavingMom’s latest post and I could have sworn that the outcome would have been different had I decided to surf the net first before doing any of my chores. You know why it’s ironic? Her article said to do the hardest thing first, which is paying the bills for me. And for me that could have been the reason why the headache just would not go away.

To read her full article, click here.

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Grace Pamer is a thirty something mom of 3 gorgeous kids and a full time writer. She writes romance and dating tip columns for various publications.


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