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    KRYANPRINCESS   24,351
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Drowning like there's no tomorrow....

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I'm am seriously failing miserably trying to keep up with everything. I'm not sure why I put so many expectations on myself. i want to help everyone and be there for everyone, yet I'm completely over extended! I can't keep up on Spark, Heck I just logged two weeks of workouts in....I can't keep up with my blog, I have 20 different topics I'd like to discuss. I struggle to keep up with my business, housework, spending time with my family, ohh and there's those "to do" jobs to do around the house, like haul off the goodwill pile, file paperwork and clean out the closets. I'm EXHAUSTED! and I didn't even mention all the social media sites I'm involved in. Something has to give.

I'm not sleeping well, I'm feeling completely unaccomplished, and honestly, I just want to curl up with my book and not move. I feel like if I can't keep it all up I will let down so many people. I just don't' want that to happen. I want to be there for them, I want to support them. I guess I can only do what I can.

What I am NOT failing at is my physical health. My eating is solid, my workouts are on it, I started weight training and joined a gym. I absolutely love it! I know if I didnt' have this part down I would completely lose it! If in doubt go work out!! HA!

Big Deep Breath....it is what it is...I'm doing the best I can...WTH am I going to do when work starts back up next month? Ohhhhhh......stress.... emoticon
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WARMSPRINGDAY 8/5/2012 8:30AM

    emoticon on staying on track with your physical health.

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HOLMGIRL4 8/2/2012 5:09PM

    I'm so proud of you for keeping up with eating well and exercising through all of this! Just breathe and do what you can!

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SAMI199 8/2/2012 6:42AM

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CHANGINGSAM 8/1/2012 9:29AM

    My suggestion would be to make a list of every single thing you want to get done. After that, each day, make another list of 5-10 things you can do to shorten the first list. Usually, this is the way I tackle all of the things I want to do. Lists are my friends. Haha. Good luck!

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SPARKLEPIE 8/1/2012 9:22AM

    OK...you are right... take a deep breath... and I mean deep. Take 10 of them actually... right now, not later... I'll pause for you to do so..... ......... ........
OK, so now that you have done that let me say as someone who struggles with overload often, stresses of life, commitments, thing that must be done, need done, want to be done and all the stuff in between....there is a word I often think about and it is

Balance.

I can "hear" the overwhelmed in your post and it is much like conversation I have with myself... there are some trick I have learned through much work but one is to really look at the day- and drop 2-3 things from the mental list.

This helps because a) often you won't get it all done, so it piles up to the next day and the next day which adds to the stress... so first off look at your day and ditch some stuff. I know much of it will seems like it can't wait, but often when we really look at all we stuff in day... much of it can wait, often for more than one day.

The other thing I learned was the power of "NO" - I am a people pleaser, I say yes to EVERYTHING and this often gets me over committed. When I notice this getting out of hand, I have a go to phrase... any questions that come up, favors asked, even if it's something small... I say- Can I get back to you- This gives me time to asses my load, and often I fine I am more able to respectfully decline...

Lastly... just breath, take 10 deep breaths to gain some peace and focus in those tie when it's overload city and seemingly nothing you can do about... this will at least get more oxygen to the brain to function higher when you have 5 things to do at once...



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LRSILVER 8/1/2012 7:23AM

    i think listing things and assigning them priorities will help. Some of the things you are trying to do, you may not need to do.
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AUNTB63 7/31/2012 3:36PM

    While you are taking that "deep breath" make a priority list, than start tackling this list.....when I have too much on my plate (not food related) I do this and start feeling a bit better when I get to about number 3 or 4 on the list. Glad to hear your workouts help with the stress......YOU have a wonderful day and enjoy your workouts.

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BOVEY63 7/31/2012 3:15PM

    Hope things settle down for you and you can catch your breath.
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Awesome that you have been able to keep up with exercise and healthy eating.
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