Things I’m working on

Happy Halloween, guys, or to whoever celebrate this “huge event.” We took the girls to trick-or-treating tonight and Holy bucket! Buckets (yeah with an S) of candies will assuredly make them happy for weeks! It’s crazy to think though how the year is almost over. Gosh, it’s November 1st tomorrow!

Anyway, during my stay-at-home days when I was uber productive, I set a goal to myself of doing this and that within a certain period of time. And you guess it, most of them are unmet.

  • I slowed down on working on my book (marketing wise)
  • I didn’t finish the first draft of my second book which is bummer!
  • I stopped exercising
  • I’m not as productive as I used to be
  • Procrastinating
  • Staying up late
  • Cramming in the morning

I hate to find an excuse to blame something for these. My motivation went down. Maybe it’s because of my jobs. Or the endless errands I do every week. Or commitments I couldn’t turn down. But one thing is for sure, it’s mostly depend on me. I spend so much time on my computer (internet surfing, Facebook, etc.). Internet is one of my weaknesses. I felt I couldn’t live without it. It’s part of my daily life which I think a good and a bad thing.

I talked to a friend who I know as a very productive person when it comes to organizing and cleaning her home. I asked her for a tip. She said make a list of chores I want to do in a certain day. For example, laundry. I could do it on specific days so that it won’t be hard on me when Saturday comes. This what happens when I get overwhelmed with chores. Instead of tackling it, usually I leave it except dishes and laundry, of course.

When it comes to exercising, I quit right after I started working full-time. I always feel tired every time I get home from work. I feel every time I get home all my energy for that is completely gone. But the good news is my weight is still the same but still, I know how important a daily exercise is. Like many procrastinators, I always tell myself that tomorrow or in a few days I will start. But I should reinforce it and hopefully, on my next blog post I’m back on it again!

I know how important sleep is and since I have to get up before 6 am, I should go to bed before 10 pm. But of course, it never happens. I like it when my family is all fall asleep. I enjoy the quietude and make myself time for reading (yes a habit that I keep!). My goal is to have at least 7 hours of sleep a night and I’m good. But lately I’ve been only getting 7 or less which affects my mornings.

But I hope these coming days, things get better so that I feel my life is more organized just like before.

I hope this week is treating you good!

Gladys S.


  1. Marie says:

    Yes, crazy how fast time flies! I can only add a tip if it helps. I don’t use FB a lot but I use another social network- You can post a status that you’ll be off (state a time) and that way you have to stick to your promise. Also delete the app for that duration. It takes courage but you’ll be amazed how much time you’ll gain. Try not to find excuses, you know that you can always reach your family/friend if there’s something urgent. I also try to set achievable goals, like 10min of workout before shower rather than waiting to do it after work when I’m tired. Give it a try if you like. You do so well as it is Gladys. All the best and have a nice weekend.

    • Gladys says:

      That’s a great tip, Marie! Lately, I’ve been slowing down on checking my FB account and post not much. It’s true, I feel more productive and happier when I spend less time online.
      Have a great day, Marie!

  2. Sports Bra is Life says:

    I oftentimes feel guilty because every morning, before anything else, I checked my FB and do the same before I sleep.

    Last month, I took the effort of cleaning up my FB so I am able to read only the things I want to read in my feed, not posts from friend of a friend that I am not interested.

    Now it is better. I am able to read and browse what really interests me.

    Unfollowing 95% of my FB friends was a big help.

    I am still working on minimizing my time in FB :-). Ideally it should be ‘no-FB-zone’ at home.

    • Gladys says:

      I confess, I’m a FB addict. I feel like I can’t let the day pass without checking it countless times, but I’m working on it by setting time when to check it and when to post something. The start is always the start but I think once we form a habit, it will just automatic to us not to care much about FB.

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