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   I was going to write a post.    ....... ........ ............       ............     Blink, blink,blink.   Damn blinking cursor.   So, I'll leave this here.       

creating more time

     "If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month." Theodore Roosevelt Some of us just come up with the best sayings, hey? Wise words from a man that died nearly 100 years ago and yet boom, still so relevant.  So I ramble on here and on my Facebook page quite a bit about feeling burnt out. Even in my "about" I talk about forever searching for the elusive catch up on sleep that I have seemed to never catch up on since pushing out a couple of kids. I talk about the stresses in day to day life and my hate/hate relationship with my washing machine. And clothes folding, And anything related to folding them and putting away.  Get me? I'm a whinger, but a doer at the same time. Oxymoron anyone? I was sitting on my lounge over the weekend, headphones in watching the BEST SHOW EVER - Gilmore Girls, and glanced up to look out to my kitchen area.  Steve has spent the last 8 years renovating our log

Take a step back and see it as "interesting"

    The human condition has fascinated me forever. As a past over-thinker, I really enjoyed observing, analysing and forming assessments of that way and the why  people behaved and interacted.  What makes people tick, made me tick.  But with this over-thinking came plenty of anxiety because I would play words, ways things were said or not said, over and over and over again. It would bring on that anxiety of making me question my responses to situations; whether I acted correctly, said too much, not enough and was the entry point into the tailspin of paranoia and anxiety. Observation is beautiful - taking on someone else's story can be soul destructive.  Let me explain.  I've practised this outlook now for a couple of years since I got sick. You know that saying "don't make a mountain out of a mole hill?" I was the QUEEN of being constantly worried about what people thought of me. To say the right things, to be acknowledged, to be heard and most importantly,

Minus Five things, Add Three.

       Many moons ago, I was successful in acquiring a job in management.  Looking back now, I can see that my boss at the time was quite instrumental in the way that I learnt how to manage people and teams. In a way, he became a business mentor to me and provided me with priceless knowledge and information that I to this day use in work and life on a daily basis.  "Try to do 3 things that is not part your normal scope of work every day" he would say. I managed 2 departments with quite a few staff members in a fast paced environment. Where KPI's and deadlines were crucial and if our teams target weren't met - the flow on effect would impact deliveries, warehousing staff and most importantly our consumer. So everyday, I would start the day by logging on to my computer, go through reporting, check on staff and after about the first half an hour, I would pick three things that I would tackle on top of the day to day work load. This could range from something that