- Come up with something non-work / school related to look forward to. Preferably at all times. While it is wonderful to look forward to completing a manuscript, of finally defending my dissertation, I want to be able to look forward to something that is actually FUN. Suggestions of "fun" things most welcome, as when I get into a funk I seem to have a difficult time coming up with these kinds of activities.
- Cessation of feelings of guilt at asking my husband to do things for me. I am already getting better at this. For instance, I no longer feel guilty asking him to clean up after dinner because I made said dinner. Also, I've started doing school-related reading after we put Pickle to bed, so that allows me to feel even less guilty than I did before.
I think "fun" activities that you do because you want to are totally ok to add, as long as they don't start to stress you out, and as long as they do not get added to your "To do" list. To do lists should be for chores only!
Now I'm off to email our babysitter to arrange a date-night, and go for a walk in this lovely weather with the Boo (after I sell my ceiling fan).