Thursday, September 8, 2016

Musing #17--Burnout

I'm genuinely curious. How do you do it? How do you not burn out? Right now, this is how I'm holding it all together

And if I'm being 100% honest, it's not a great method. I want to add in some joints and muscles are killing me. I'm in one of those moments when everything hits me. The laundry, the dishes, the projects, the yard projects (that I promised myself I wouldn't even think about until spring because it would be too overwhelming), time with kids, volunteering at the school, grocery shopping, showering I'm sure is in there somewhere...but probably should be in there more, the list goes on and on of all good and important things. All I want to do is sleep. And yet, if something gets done, it is such a weight off my mind, even if it has do be done again tomorrow. So, I'm sitting in a room full of holiday boxes that need to be sorted, because they became a jumble with the move because we didn't take it all with us, the dishes are still there from last night because we had to talk through a bully on the playground issue (and that trumps everything), the computer desk needs to be unburried for the kids' homework tonight, and I have to leave in exactly one minute to go help in Chip's class...
I'm genuinely curious at how you manage the chaos in your lives, because I can feel the grey hairs eeking out of my scalp. (And also husband and I get snappier and snappier with each other..because insurance only covers counselling for, we'll have to figure that one out. Go to marriage counselling individually?) I need more positivity back! Maybe I should take all those ENERGY packets, get a ton done and then I'll feel like I'm ahead...HA!

1 comment:

  1. I'm with ya. When you figure it out, post. I'm caffeine all the way!