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IF YOU FAIL TO PLAN, YOU PLAN TO FAIL…..

Hello, again!  I don’t know who originally said this, but it is so true!  This post is dedicated to my husband, the very organized planner….See, I really do listen when it comes to this stuff!

So, those of you who really know me, would agree that time management is not one of my strengths.  In fact, I kind of like to think of myself as a go-with-the-flow kind of girl.  Maybe it comes from growing up in Taos, where anything goes!  The reality is, that I while I enjoy thinking that I am flexible when it comes to my schedule, I easily get overwhelmed when I fail to plan my days!  I don’t like to think that I have to adhere to a rigid schedule.  I mean, who wants to be rigid?  But, I acknowledge that I tend to waste a lot of precious time when I don’t take a few moments to sit down and actually set my schedule.  Oh, don’t get me wrong.  I plan, plan, plan schedules for my kids, for homework, eating, sleeping, and activities.  When it comes to myself, I FAIL at this.  The only exception is working out.  I usually manage to do that no matter what, but since it is directly correlated to keeping me sane, I’m not sure that counts:-)  It’s just sort of automatic for me.

Anyhow, I have decided I am going to look at it from a different angle.  If I can plan better, I will have more time to do the things that I want to do.  I could tell you that I didn’t blog the past two weeks because I was planning a Valentine’s party for my daughter, delivering 225 boxes of Girl Scout cookies, had a kid at home with pink-eye, and was at dance competitions all day on the weekends.  There are always lots of reasons/excuses why I don’t have the time to do things I enjoy or need to do for myself.  If I can make the effort to plan better, there will be a much greater chance that I will have more time available.  All of that said, I missed blogging and I am glad to be back!

–Andrea

Welcome! Loubies and Lulu is a Dallas-based fitness, fashion, and healthy lifestyle blog by Andrea Overturf.

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