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Life is Perplexing

Sunday, November 03, 2013

All year, I worked on a schedule. I wanted one that had enough activities to keep me somewhat busy, but not enough that kept me going like crazy. I finally made commitments to do things I wanted to do. But life has taken my wishes and turned them against me. Things come up unexpectedly that take me away from what I wanted to do. But they are things that I must do. If I could only take my new responsibilities and fit them into the schedule that I would feel comfortable with....maybe then, I wouldn't get so frazzled, so forgetful. I will take time today to think about what I can do, how I can fit my added duties into a schedule. I'm just beginning to feel like it's such a hard thing to do.
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DOLLYHOLLY 11/4/2013 12:39PM

    This is exactly how I feel. That when I'm finally getting my goals together, something I can't control throws me for a loop.

I hope you feel better soon and things work out for your benefit.

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SLACHETKA103145 11/4/2013 7:37AM

    Patty, I know how you feel, I really do but I learned a long time ago that the best laid plans can change at a moments notice...why don't you set up a short term goal to just roll with the punches. There are many days in my world when I have set up a priority list for the day...sometimes that list is so long that I am set up for failure...but the bulk of the time if I get the top priority WHAT A VICTORY and accomplishment...after all as we have gotten older we no longer can have the same drive and more important energy that we did 20 years ago let alone 40...sometimes this is only a matter of accepting the way life is!

Good luck!!!

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CATTUTT 11/3/2013 6:41PM

    Sorry to hear you're feeling so overwhelmed and displeased with the way things are turning out. I hope you figure out a way to make it all work for you!

Take care!

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-BLESSINGS- 11/3/2013 6:03PM

    omy... I can sooooooooooo relate...
I recently felt overwhelmed with my schedule... and had to
shift my thinking.... good for you taking time to re evaluate

wishing you all the best ~ Deby

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NPA4LOSS 11/3/2013 1:42PM

    Take your day according to priorities and remember that you are a priority. emoticon

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SDLOV3R 11/3/2013 11:23AM

    I have felt like this since school started. I haven't trained AT ALL since September because I legitimately don't have time. Even taking time to walk the dog actually adds stress most days. I've tried to make peace with this, seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. And in the meantime I try to do little things that make me feel like I'm still doing *something* for me. I hope your reflections today help you work towards finding some sort of compromise between your life responsibilities and your self-care needs. emoticon

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PROUD-GRANDMA 11/3/2013 9:41AM

    Life does tend to throw in challenges! Prioritize & balance. There is only one of us. Enjoy! Life is way too short to waste time stressing over something you have no control over. emoticon

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JUSTA123 11/3/2013 8:53AM

    Sometimes we have to set priorities, and that means some of the things we want to do we can't because we won't have time for the things we really want to do. Don't stress, do the things that are right for you! Have a great sunday!

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EVIE4NOW 11/3/2013 8:46AM

  It's hard sometimes to get everything done you have to do much less get in things you want to do. I set aside even 15 minutes each day to do what I want. If I can get in more, all the better.

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