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Help! I need your tips on tackling the scramble!

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The scramble. The juggle. Mad goes by many different names but doesn't matter what you call it, the majority of us are living it (hopefully today, we are all taking the time away from it and enjoying the merry merry hohos!?). But think about it: the constant speed for many of us is "rush mode." Every mom I talk with says a similar thing: "We are always on the go - when do we ever get some downtime?" Soccer games, homework, piano lessons, work projects, deadlines, birthdays, is never-ending.

Which is something we can rationally say, "Hey! It is too much...there will always be something, so SLOW DOWN!" But we never do, for some reason. Do all of the things we are doing bring us happiness? Eh, I'm not so sure, but some we have to do, I know. Ilike what Joanie says, how we need to be at work when we are at work, but when we are at home or doing something else, be doing THAT.

Among his many jobs, my husband teaches acting. There is a huge part of his work that involves getting his students to remember to "stay in the moment," to not think about what they should do in the scene, but to react in the moment, in the here and the now. This is something that I try to remember in my daily scramble, and something that I try to teach my kiddo. Even if our day is jammed, be present and focus and take deep breaths in what you are doing in

But this all doesn't change the fact that we are all overbooked. I've tried more and more to work into our calendar some scheduled downtime, even if it is just two hours on the weekend where we do nothing. But I still feel rushed a lot of the time, feel I may be missing moments. 

What do you do? How is your scramble...and how do you tackle it? Share your tips!


by on Dec. 25, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Replies (21-30):
by Member on Dec. 27, 2012 at 9:40 AM

We have 1 activitiey per person per season ( doesn't always work ) but it helps cut the rush to and from down a lot..

by Bronze Member on Dec. 27, 2012 at 11:32 AM

I agree

Quoting ceciliam:

I'm very careful not to take on too much. When you over extend yourself, you end up not enjoying what you are doing.

by Silver Member on Dec. 27, 2012 at 12:00 PM

I try not to fill my calender so much

by Silver Member on Dec. 27, 2012 at 12:54 PM

I never overbook, We don't let our lives get that hectic.

by Bronze Member on Dec. 27, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Quoting momofsixangels:

I take  long hot baths or a bike ride.I love biking.It brings back memories of when I was a kid plus the fresh air is great

by Silver Member on Dec. 27, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Going on Cafemom is my down time, where I can actually sit down, relax and get some adult time.

by Member on Dec. 27, 2012 at 2:14 PM
I'm not on the go go go so much as I'm always moving... I have learned to like my coffee cold not hot bc having a toddler and a 5mth old does nt allow for me to drink it hot,,I can't wait for them to be self player so mommy can have 10min to just drink coffee!!
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by Member on Dec. 27, 2012 at 3:52 PM

I try to put everything on my digital calendar with alerts on my phone.

by Bronze Member on Dec. 27, 2012 at 4:11 PM

We have a routine and everyday after I take dd to school I try to have sometime to myself when  I can read and pray. 

by Gold Member on Dec. 27, 2012 at 8:24 PM

I take a coupe minutes to myself

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