Most of us have been there at one time of our lives. The moment when there is too much to do. Day to day, you're running from point A to B to C, your to-do- list is overflowing and multiplying between work and home, and you don't know what you're going to do for dinner tonight.
You're struggling to keep up. You have been sweeping the way you have been feeling under the rug for sometime now and you're about to crack. You can feel the frustration bubbling, but you got this.....
Until you're running a couple minutes behind and the kids are dragging their feet. Or you are multitasking trying to catch up on a few chores and all of a sudden you smell your dinner burning. Or you have a super important meeting or appointment to get to and you can't find your keys. The volcano erupts and it all comes out-yelling, screaming, slamming, frustration, anger, crying.....defeat.
It's all about prevention....
Plan ahead for what you can.
Here are some ideas:
Meal planning- especially on those busy nights/days. The slow cooker has become my best friend. I prep it the night before, turn it on in the morning, and it's ready when we get home!
Getting up a few minutes earlier to ensure you won't be rushing. Especially with kids, you never know what you're going to get in the morning- give yourself and them extra time. You know you're winning when you get to relax for a good 10 minutes before leaving.
Making lunches the night before- saves time in the morning and saves you money if you don't need to buy it because you didn't have time.
By saving yourself a few minutes here and there and preparing ahead of time, you can prevent the crash of overwhelm and enjoy life that much more. The easier you make it on yourself, the 'lighter' you become, the happier you get, and the easier it will be to overcome life's challenges when they arise.
You are not alone. I am here for you.
Do your best. Do what you can. Take time for you. Rest. Be Present.
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