October 24, 2013

A MOMMY CONFESSIONAL

So...the past 3 or 4 days have been so over whelming, busy, trying at times and anxiety filled. On Sunday afternoon it had all just caught up to me / boiled over and I was just feeling the pressure of it all. I was feeling so much anxiety about everything I had to accomplish in the next couple of days that I went to sleep and woke up with a stomach ache. That is when I knew that I needed to deal with things differently! My responsibilities are my responsibilities and they aren't going to change, so I need to devise a plan to deal with everything better.

Here are just some of the things that happened to make me feel that AAAARRRRRGGGGHHHH feeling.

The kids were acting up a whole bunch these past couple of days, THAT DOESN'T HELP!

The house was a mess, but I knew relief was coming in the next couple of days (cleaning lady was coming on Wednesday). That made me feel better, but you still have to have everything put away and tidy so she can clean.

Our homeschool area was a disaster and still needs my attention, that is on the agenda today!

My office has a lot of mail I need to sort through, 90% is junk.

AND the last thing that I am going to share with you might be T.M.I. but it was a pivotal point in me feeling like I hit rock bottom, I washed a piece of poop! Yep you read it right, poop! Here's what happened, I am assuming Little Miss had an accident and took her underwear off herself and put them in her dirty clothes basket that I already sorted through. She only had a little bit of clothes left to wash, so I made up the rest with my clothes. I just emptied her basket and my basket in the washer, closed the lid and pressed start. I thought I was doing well, put a load of wash in (no pun intended or pun intended for that matter) while we were doing school. Multitasking! Then it was time to put the clothes in the dryer and I was like, "WHAT IS THAT SMELL!" Then I discovered what happened, you have got to be kidding me!!! Well you can guess what I did next but, I rewashed everything and then did a sanitizing wash that consists of baking soda and white vinegar.

Yep, so that was only the half of it!

BUT, this is what I am doing to "get back control" of EVERYTHING!

It helps me and my anxiety to write everything down, (groceries, phone calls, appointments, etc.) so then I can mentally forget it and not keep trying to remember. Notes, notes, notes...

Creating a dumping station to put mail, keys, purse, kid's bags etc.

Try and do at least one load of laundry a day to stay on top of it.

Purchase a storage cabinet to store homeschool supplies.

Taking 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes in the evening to quick clean up or organize something will help tremendously.

Finally just get back to systems that I already have in place and maintaining them.

The lesson I learned in all of this is, that I am human and I don't have it together all the time but if I stick to writing things down and implementing the systems that I already have in place I will be good.

That was long, but therapeutic...

Thanks for stoppin by,

Jade






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