Word of the week: Unplanned


After recent weeks of hyper planning for birthday parties and JJ’s first week at school, uniform and wrapping and baking, this last week I have let it go a bit. On my day off I did my cleaning but I didn’t push myself to cook something new or tick anything off any particular list. When I found myself with some unexpected time on my hands yesterday I didn’t try and cram in a hundred and one jobs or finish my book or start a new project. I did a little bit of catch up blogging (the wireless connection had been down the night before), read some of my book and had a cup of tea.

It was really quite liberating – I recommend taking the pressure off yourself once in a while. Although I admit that I did feel a bit anxious about time wasted or lost for a while, but I was also feeling bone tired. I think it was a culmination of my few busy weeks and a couple of sleepless nights. Now JJ is settling into his new routine I just feel like we all need to take stock and let the dust settle.

Hopefully I will return to planning and organisation for the coming months with renewed vigour!

16 thoughts on “Word of the week: Unplanned

  1. Sounds like a good week to me lovely. I couldn’t have even done anything with my girl last year after she first started school if I’d wanted to… she was too exhausted! Hope JJ is getting on well xx #WotW

  2. Yes, sometimes it’s really the best thing to do, to take a step back and rest. It can be hard to do though-especially when all those jobs are lining up in front of you at home! Glad you enjoyed the unplanned break x

  3. Ooooh, I love a week (day? minute?) when there is nothing really planned, especially after a few busy weeks like those you have had. I bet you feel rested now! x #WotW

  4. Perfect. I know just what you mean, as I try to cram every moment with activities, but sometimes, when I’m tired out, I just want to sit down with my book and relax. I love doing it, though I always think afterwards about time ‘wasted’ or lost, which of course it’s not as we need these recharges. Glad you did it x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  5. Love a little time off for good behaviour here, don’t you just love it when that happens! Happy to hear you’ve been taking things a little easier x

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