Are you guilty of taking on too much at once?
I know I am.
It has really hit home today as I am feeling a little like death warmed up.
I have come down with a horrible cold/flu type thing.
Something that I would never wish upon a pregnant woman. There’s very little I can do to relieve my symptoms and I know me, and when I feel like this it usually turns into a chest infection that will last for months.
You see I could point the finger and lay the blame as I know where this bug has come from, but it really is my own fault after all.
I should have been honest with myself and everyone else in the first place. I should have said I am just not up to all of this.
I feel like I have pretty much reached total burn out.
I am spreading myself far too thin (once again- bad habit of mine) and have hit the wall at a thousand miles an hour.
Life has been busy here lately.
Not just the usual busy but we have had a few massive changes that I have had to become accustomed to.
Big daunting changes for me that have had me on my toes emotionally, physically and mentally around 18 hours a day.
We have had financial strain and worry for the last few months due to unforeseen circumstances and the catch up that we’re facing causes me even more stress I don’t need.
The monsters have been testing me, day in and day out. No doubt due to the fact that children can sense when we’re down and out.
My day to day responsibilities as a housewife are getting the better of me and the task to get on top of it all again often leaves me in tears.
To top it off I have taken on even more responsibilities to help with the financial strain.
I am craving time out more and more each day.
I’d love to just ‘make’ some time for some relaxation but at the moment there is just no time left.
So where to from here?
I am going to force myself to say no.
No, I am sorry but I cannot take on any more right now.
It’s something that I have always struggled with. It seems like I have been on a never ending quest not to let people down.
I was once told a quote that went something like this:
Happy Mothers = Happy Others.
Happy Wife = Happy Life.
It’s going to be my motto from now on. I might even make up a sign and print it out.
It’s time to take a slice back for me, starting with a day of rest and hopefully some improvement in my health.
I think as a parent and as a partner, we all sometimes bite off more than we can chew.
What do you do in these situations?
Do you also struggle to say NO?
Are you always the last priority on your list of importance?
I’d love to hear your thoughts.