Saturday, June 6, 2015

Remembering to schedule pony time

As I mentioned in my last post, I've been working a lot of extra hours lately. My daily schedule looks something like this:

1. morning horse care

2. work

3. evening horse care

4. work

5. sleep

Yes, I've been working overtime in the evenings. Right now other people are making my job extremely difficult - they're not meeting their deadlines, so I'm unable to meet my deadlines - unless I work overtime in the evenings. It's extremely frustrating.

It also means that I spend my weekends trying to catch up. There are often so many household and barn chores to be done that I forget to have fun with my pony.

I'm trying to be better about scheduling my time - including pony time! I keep a things to do list and try to organize it in order of importance and what time I'm going to do which task. It helps a lot, but I still feel like I get behind on things. I know it's important to schedule pony time, though - whether it's riding or just grooming.

What works for you? Do you have trouble finding time to get everything done? How do you make time for everything plus pony time?


  1. I don't know what the answer is- I'm in the same boat as you. What I have found is that once I eat supper I don't really want to ride or do anything strenuous so I try to ride as soon as I get home and have a late supper. I've also gotten better about not worrying if everything is neat and tidy until the end of the day. I could lose my whole day puttering and then be too tired to ride.

    1. I'm the same way - once the day ends, I run out of energy. I try to ride early, but sometimes it's hard!

  2. i definitely know what you mean about forcing myself to make time... but i find that if i *do* make the time, everything else seems a little bit better.

    1. It does make everything better!! :) Except then I feel guilty about not getting other stuff done.