My Life: Managing 2015

As I mentioned in my previous post that 2015 will be a year of change. Apart from Chubby’s studies, another reason I didn’t mention the other time is the introduction of TT. With a new member adding to our current (rather stable) routine, I’m not sure how things will be like at home.

Here is a list of things I wish to accomplish in this year. Its like some kind of new year resolution.

  • Get my PMP Certification, for my career prospects. But this means that I need to spend time to study.
  • Spend more time on the kids studies. Maybe I’m a little kiasu. But Zai is in K1 this year. He still lacks the patience to sit at a desk and do writing. I think he finds “writing” a boring task. But he has to get use to the idea of doing work and studying in preparation for P1 in 2 years time. And I’m intending to start Loi this year also. Since I think we were a little late with Zai. But I won’t be pushing her too hard until maybe 2nd half of the year, when she officially turns 4.
  • Go back to leisure reading. Something that I have abandon since the birth of Zai. I wish to lose myself in books again.
  • Get back in shape and better health. Loi is very brutal. Everytime she sees me, she ask me why my tummy still “so fat”. Apart from that, I also wish to exercise to keep myself healthy, which is important now that I have 3 kids to look after.
  • Blog more consistently. The blog has dwindled since I got pregnant. Now I’m aiming for a post a week. I also volunteered to help out in SMB. With so much on my plate, I hope I didn’t take in more than I can bite.

Well, with this list, I’m gonna be busy this 2015. But unlike in the past where I only put up the list with no concrete plan, this year I’m different. Inspired by Mummies who came up with timetable for their kids (see here and here), I came up with a timetable for myself!

How my timetable looks like for my confinement period.
How my timetable looks like for my confinement period. I have tried it out for a week. And it is actually achievable.

I’m rather practical. With the erratic feeding of TT and getting him settled into a routine, I didn’t put exact timing for my “timetable”. And I don’t follow to the dot. I just wish to achieve 70% to 80% of what is stated. Because if I did, I know that I’m progressing.

I had another version for the period after my confinement and during my maternity leave:

I will slowly transit from the confinement timetable to this, when I latch TT less and spend more time expressing in preparation of returning to work.
I will slowly transit from the confinement timetable to this, when I latch TT less and spend more time expressing in preparation of returning to work. I have also worked in the kids timetable.

Notice that I didn’t put in any timetable for weekends? I decided that weekend shall be family time. So I won’t be “working” but spending quality time with the kids. And whatever free time I can decide what I want to do with it. It makes me feel that I have some breathing space.

And the timetable that I wish to try out most. The one after I return to work (but no, I’m not looking forward to the end of my maternity leave yet).

How I intend to use my precious time after I return to work.
How I intend to use my precious time after I return to work.

There is no fancy design for my timetable. Its just spreadsheet which I uploaded to my Google Drive so that I can view and review them across my devices.

What do you think about my timetable? Am I being too ambitious? How about you? Ever thought of coming up with a timetable for yourself? Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment. Thanks!

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