So... Monday I had a little breakdown because I'm so overwhelmed with "stuff". By the end of the day, when I still had laundry to put away, dishes to do, things that needed doing in my business in box, a daughter who wanted some MOM time, tax stuff that needed organizing.... I could go on, but I won't -- I just sat down and wanted to cry.
Yesterday, I decided I had to take a break. I couldn't keep up the pace and survive... so I slowed down. I gave myself permission to NOT do things and not feel guilty about it. It mostly worked. Yes, I'm backed up worse than ever today, but it was nice to have at least a few minutes to do whatever I WANTED to do yesterday and not what I HAD to do.
And now, I need to figure out a way to do that more often. I have to decide what I can stop doing on a permanent basis, because when the weather is nicer, there will be hours each day that I'll be spending outside, hours I'll want to spend with my daughter, hours I'll want to spend walking, weeding, planting, enjoying.
How do I remove things from my list, though, when I know people count on me? That is the question of the day... But I'll figure it out.
What do you do when you're overwhelmed?
You Are Meatloaf
You are old fashioned and traditional. In fact, you'd go as far as to call yourself retro.
You have a strong appreciation for the classics, especially forgotten classics. Why try to invent the wheel?
You prefer well established restaurants with menus that don't change. An old diner is right up your alley.
You're also the type most likely to always order the same thing. Why mess with perfection?
Yep.. that's me!