This has been me for the last couple of months now...fulfilling obligations, trying to be there for my family and the people in my life. Trying to keep my household afloat--struggling to keep the house clean, keep the bills paid, the fridge stocked, and tackle that growing mountain of laundry, in addition to my work schedule. I work weekdays from 8 to 5, which can make for long days. I spend my nights and weekends trying to tie up loose ends, and just keep things going for the next week...Superwoman Syndrome? I don't know about all that...Inability to say no? Possibly. All I do know is all of these activities has left me feeling drained and stressed out lately.
All I've really wanted to have is a little downtime to create something...I just didn't think I had the time, or I had "more important" things I had to tend to. [Insert laundry here] I don't know why I do that to myself. I figure I'll get to it as soon as I get X,Y, and Z accomplished.You know, as a treat or some kind of motivator. However, as soon as I get over that hurdle, something else pops up...That "free to be me" time becomes out of reach--once again.
I know I'm not the only one that struggles with this. Everyone has so many things on their plates nowadays. So do you deal with this issue? How do you incorporate that time for yourself (whether its to create, read a book, or do something else you do for fun) amidst obligations, responsibilities, and other things that compete for your time? I am striving to make changes in my life, to find that balance, so I'd love to hear from you! I'll be back this week with new posts, so come back to visit me! Thanks for stopping by!
...And That's All She Wrote!