I probably shouldn’t be telling you this, but as this is my blog, I’m going to write this anyway. This probably is not the most positive post in the world, but it’s the truth and if I can’t write it here, where can I?


I’ll be honest, I’m a bit overwhelmed by life right now. Work is really busy and I’m feeling the pressure that I do not have time to complete everything. My to-do list, which I have to have otherwise I forget to do things, is getting longer and longer and I don’t seem to be able to get lots of things which are on it completed. During the day, the time goes incredibly quickly, which in one way is good but in another it isn’t, as the day is over before I can even put my feet on the ground.


I’m beginning to feel under the weather, because my anxiety levels and stress levels are rising. I’m turning to more comfort foods, just because I feel so rubbish by the end of the day. That in turn, won’t help me lose weight, which is one of my September aims. I’ve begun to skip breakfast again, which is what I do when I’m tired and not feeling 100%. I’m also tired as I’m not sleeping very well at the moment, due to lots of things on my mind.


Something has to change. 


I need to learn to prioritise more effectively at work. I need to work out what needs doing when and set deadlines. I think because my to-do list seems never-ending and unachievable, I need to break it down and see what can be done when. There are some tasks on there that will probably only take about 20 minutes once I actually get round to them, so maybe I should do those first. That would be a moral booster as I could get those crossed off in a relatively short time.


Other things I need to do are:

– look at October budget

– sort out car MOT and service in October

– begin Christmas shopping


All these are money related and I need to do these sooner rather than later. I need to look at how much things are going to cost us – I can do an estimate for the car MOT and service, and just hope that lots of things don’t need doing. I think the brakes might need looking at – here’s hoping it’s not complicated. I also need to look at who we’re buying Christmas presents for this year, set budgets and start shopping. I’d like this to be finished in November. But, I said that last year and I wasn’t organised in enough in the end.


Finally, on a more positive note, I want to say thank you for all of the support you gave me on my last post, about my vision for The Frugal Cottage. I was anxious to post that post in case I’d set the bar too high for my own ambitions, but then I thought, if that’s what I want to aim for, then I need to share my aims. I’m going to need support and guidance along the way if I want to achieve my aims. I’d love for you to be a part of that! So thank you for the comments and support – it really meant a lot.


Has anyone got any tips for prioritising time at work? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!

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