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PUNKYSMOMMY
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1/24/13 9:34 P

Thanks. I actually used a timer today for my 7 yr old. But my 3 yr old completely cleaned his room today all by himself. I was so impressed I gave him the candybar I had stashed away for a cheat day!



EREBECCA
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1/23/13 2:29 P

Just to add to the below post:

I don't know how young your kids are but try setting a timer (or playing a song) and if the kids help tidy for the whole of the song they get a small reward. If all three of you work hard, that's ten minutes of tidying done in three minutes.
Works a charm when I babysit.



PUNKYSMOMMY
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1/23/13 1:42 P

Thank you!



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1/23/13 12:57 P

I dont know what your week day schedule is like. But make a menttal list of things that bothers you the most. To see sink full of dishes is worst or laundry pile is the worst for you... Decide on tackling 2 or 3 of those issues to begin with and live with the rest for the moment.
Try to get the laundry done on weekdays nights.
Make it a rule to always do dishes on Sunday night no matter what so you dont wake up to dishes on Monday mornings. Not seeing those dishes in the sink will give you a great start to your Monday mornings...
Take 15 mins each day whenever you have time but do this consistently everyday to just pick up stuff off the floor. 15 minutes is a long enough time to get things done and on the other hand not too long to feel like all you are doing is cleaning the whole day.
I am guessing your kids are young. But even so, you can have them help you pick up toys, etc.. that way, you get help but they also learn to put things away after they are done with it. Catch them young to teach them to pick up after themselves.
Dont plan on handling everything all at once but do plan on tackling atleast a couple of those issues and you will have a sense of accomplishment. emoticon



PUNKYSMOMMY
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1/22/13 9:13 A

I know you're right about a lot of that. It seems like Mondays are the worst for me because on Sunday we are busy all day with church. We try to go to bed Saturday with breakfast prepared and the house relatively cleaned. We usually eat lunch out on Sunday so we don't have to cook and clean up, but somehow on Monday morning I wake up to a sink full of dishes, food on the floor around the kids table, laundry piled a mile high and a general mess from the front of the house to the back.

It literally takes me until Wed. to dig out from under it all! I guess I just need to work harder on Thursday and Friday...???

But typically, if I'm going to have a day like this, it is likely to be a Monday!



ACHIEVE2012
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1/22/13 2:24 A

I usually feel like that on Sunday nights when wrapping up and winding down for the work week that follows...
It feels like nothing got done. But nowadays, I don't let that feeling overtake me. I try to reflect back on the weekend and get a sense for how the time flew and that I did accomplish a few things atleast. Now I dont let the feeling overwhelm me, instead, I have now made that time when I felt the worst the time to get a few things done. After sunday night dinner, I just go through my thoughts on what needs to be done and actually just start doing those instead of feeling bad that the list was still not done. If it is something that needs outside drive, I plan to do it later in the week evenings. As long as there is a plan, it doesnt feel so out of control.
But for sure, emotionally giving into eating does not work. At the time, it may even feel soothing but later it does not feel good to have eaten all the junk. It only would add to the problem. Just plan for the things that need to be done, account for the time it would take and when that time would be available. That way we can avoid over scheduling as well. Take it easy emoticon



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1/21/13 10:28 P

When this happens to me i write in a journal A LOT haha i write down all the stuff i wanna eat instead of eating it! haha



PUNKYSMOMMY
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1/21/13 7:38 P

I also homeschool...I don't know if it added to my frustration, or caused it...LOL

My husband is out at the moment. He'll probably be too tired when he gets home to be of much help.

I had to keep the blinds closed today because it's so crazy cold out! And I ALWAYS hate to not see outside all day!

I feel like getting dressed and going to the grocery store just to get out...but it is REALLY FREEZING!!!



PUNKYSMOMMY
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1/21/13 7:35 P

That was a good idea...I did it and it definitely helped to see it (it also produced a smaller to-do list than I thought I had).

But the emotions are still there. I can't really explain it but I definitely still feel it.



PUNKYSMOMMY
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1/21/13 7:34 P

That was a good idea...I did it and it definitely helped to see it (it also produced a smaller to-do list than I thought I had).

But the emotions are still there. I can't really explain it but I definitely still feel it.



MOOSLADY
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1/21/13 7:30 P

Oh I have so many days like this, tomorrow will really look better . Maybe you could just go on to bed with a book or music and have your husband deal with the kids. Better yet, make a short list of the most vital things that need doing and have him help you get them done. I homeschool, do volunteer work and help my elderly parents. Even though I don't work for pay, my husband does a lot of housework when other things eat my time.



MINE_AH13
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1/21/13 7:13 P

I know how frustrating a giant list of things that need doing can be, and what helps me "cope" I guess, is making a "done" list instead.

It may be silly, especially when I put things like "stopped to smell the roses" (I really do make a point to smell them if I see them!), but you can put stuff like "took time to have a conversation with hubby" "read a book with kiddo" things that we would normally write off as "time wasted". It helps bring me back down to earth and realize there is a lot more to life than groceries, leaky faucets, and laundry and really, a little drip is hardly more important than remembering to nurture your relationship with both your loved ones and even yourself.



PUNKYSMOMMY
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1/21/13 6:50 P

I AM SOOOO TIRED...AND HUNGRY...AND FRUSTRATED...AND IRRITABLE!!! AGGHGHGHGH!

I just want to drown myself in pizza, root beer, chocolate chip cookies and milk!

I want to put my kids in bed early, so I can eat until I fall asleep!
LOL
Now, don't get mad at me. I wouldn't actually do it.

But how can I get out of this??

I have done my prayer and devotions.
I took a bath with relaxing music.
But all I see is how much work I didn't get done today and it makes me want to scream!

Help! (Yes, I'm a wreck right now.) emoticon



 
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