I always thought I was an organised person, especially because my 9 to 5 hustle is in logistics, production and planning. In one way or another I have always found myself in roles that require skills in these areas of work. Enter baby. And now I have to plan so much more meticulously and make decisions that save time. You might wonder then why it is I have adopted these habits below.
I present to you, as promised, “DEFINITELY NEGATIVE THINGS THAT I UNFORTUNATELY HAVE TIME FOR”.
It seems that when I make the decision to finally go to bed and lay my head down, my phone automatically becomes an extension of me. Baby is fast asleep and will most likely be for up to 4 hours till her next feed, and here I am browsing through Instagram pages of Kim Kardashian selfies! I mean how does that even begin to rank as important in the greater scheme of things. Occasionally yes, I will research a business idea or something more productive but I always eventually find myself on a shopping site or the like.
2. SIPPING WINE
Generally speaking this has become part of my daily routine (hides). This falls under negative but is it really? I mean lemme put this to you, if I sip a glass a day and cut out all carbs, I am still healthy right? Wrong …but who cares.
Cut out carbs? From what? My midnight snack maybe? We all know that carbs make the world go round. And even though my exercise has been reduced to running from bed to cot, and I know I should be eating better, carbs really just take the pain away. I mean need I say more. I want a burger.
4. WATCHING MOVIES
Date nights have become so cheap now, R30 box office movies! My husband is happier and richer and as for me, I just practice my new found skill- watching with my eyes open, see previous post for tips.
5. THROWING PARTIES
I do not remember the last time I got dressed up and went out for a good night out partying. I can however remember the last time I dressed in my PJ’s (puke, drool and all) and literally tore it up on the dance floor. See my husband and I have realised that if we can’t go out and party like we used to, we bring the party to us, and last time I checked, we throw the meanest ones. A little caveat here however- the morning after is always brutal and this is usually the time that our little wakes us up early and recites all the poems she has learnt in all of her 6 months alive.
6. LONG DAILY MAKE-UP SESSIONS
Sometimes I ask myself as I sit in traffic- why do I spend so much time perfecting my look? I mean if I cut out my 45 minutes long shower – dress up – make up sessions, I could actually leave home earlier and avoid the traffic. But no. I make time. And I will tell you why. My eyes are now constantly puffy and my skin has not returned to it’s normal self, so I choose to self medicate. At the end of it all, I feel good and confident enough to face the day.
So there you have it, the “DEFINITELY NEGATIVE THINGS THAT I UNFORTUNATELY HAVE TIME FOR”.