Why the heck?!
Everyday I tell myself to rise to the occasion. Be content with what you accomplished that day and so forth. But tonight I realized ... I will not be able to catch up on things. Ever. Something's got to give. I made a list of the top 5 priorities, which are:
1 - taking care of an ill family member
2 - make sure ds has a daily routine
3- keep the house clean
4- keep up with the bills and other administration
5- keep my job
The problem is # 1 and 2 take up most of my time already. Other stuff gets done too but kinda sloppy. I'm exhausted, that's all. i don't know what to do anymore. I've been reaching out for help and got some. Still it's more than I can handle.
Asked by Anonymous at 4:37 PM on Aug. 5, 2012 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by 3libras at 4:39 PM on Aug. 5, 2012
Answer by Ginger0104 at 4:39 PM on Aug. 5, 2012
Answer by RyansMom001 at 4:43 PM on Aug. 5, 2012
I've had days that I didn't know how I'd get thru them. When that happened, I just closed my eyes, took some deep breaths & prayed to God to send me more strength. At night, before I fell asleep, I'd give my problems over to Him to get a good night's sleep. And then remember, you are only 1 person w/ so many hours in the day. Don't set unrealistic goals. Break large tasks down into smaller ones & keep asking for help. *Hugs* :)
Answer by mrsmom110 at 4:43 PM on Aug. 5, 2012
Answer by HHx5 at 4:50 PM on Aug. 5, 2012
Answer by Dardenella at 5:38 PM on Aug. 5, 2012
Answer by But_Mommie at 5:40 PM on Aug. 5, 2012
You've got "keep the house clean" way too high up there. **smile** Make it number 9, 10 or 11 on your priorities. Unless there's a health hazard, no one will care. No one worth being had the words "World's Greatest Housekeeper" engraved on her tombstone.
Is your child old enough to read orunderstand a picture chart? Make one of those with the daily routine. Do it with a dry erase board that they can check off throughout the day, and then clean up at night to prepare for the next day.
Automate what you can, like bill payments. If you have a smartphone, check to see if your bank offers apps to give you daily balances and alerts when funds come out. See if you can arrange your bill schedules to coincide with paydays; many places are more than willing to do that if it comes along with an automatic debit.
Answer by gdiamante at 6:00 PM on Aug. 5, 2012
Answer by witchqueen at 7:05 PM on Aug. 5, 2012