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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

It is hard to relax when I only have 2 hours between the time I get home until I have to go to sleep. I wish I could stay up later, but I wouldn't get enough sleep. Lack of sleep = more headaches & getting sick! I don't want to get sick! So far this whole winter I have avoided getting sick. I leave the house at 8am and I have been getting home at 8 or 8:30pm Monday through Thursday nights. We get to leave at 5:30 on Fridays, but I am just so tired and I don't feel like doing much that night anyways. Then I have 8 hours of work on Saturday. It is tough for me just having one day off. I don't see how people could work 7 days a week!!!!!

I haven't had much time to exercise. Sometimes I think to myself "I should at least do some squats or ab work before bed". But then I seriously just don't feel like it so I don't do it. I have no motivation to do any exercise. I am mad at myself for it, but somehow I can't make myself do it! I have to work late and there are no late fitness classes right now that I could take. I don't think I would have enough energy to workout and then go right to bed. I don't want to wake up earlier because I want to make sure I have enough sleep. So many of my co-workers keep getting colds, and I don't want to not get enough sleep and maybe get a cold!

All of that is just a whole bunch of excuses, but that is how my life is going right now. I am not depressed, but I am just a little overwhelmed with everything going on. There are no houses in my price range to look at, and I don't have much time to look anyways. I want to move out, but it just isn't happening any time soon. I keep feeling like I am saying the same things over and over again because life is moving forward but there are still some goals I feel like I will never reach. I am trying to be patient with the house hunting, but I hate living out of my travel bags. I do laundry at home, and then pack it right away to take over my boyfriend's place. I stay at home 1 or 2 nights a week and live out of my bags at his place the rest of the time.

Sorry to gripe! I just had a bit of free time, and it makes me realize the things I am not happy with. I am trying to focus on what IS good in my life, but I have a headache so that doesn't help me be upbeat!

Hopefully everyone is doing well. I haven't had a lot of time to browse on Spark. I posted on about 4 blogs today - I miss everyone! I miss this community. I hope I have some time to look back at my old blogs and see what I have to look forward to once tax season is over - more exercising and more free time!!!!!! I can't wait!!!!!!

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    1458 days ago
    I know how hard it is to only have 2 hours to yourself at the end of the day... it stinks.
    Is there any way you could take a 10 minute walk at night or something like that? I find every little bit helps (and helps reduce stress). If not, then you don't need to stress about that on top of everything else. It's important to get sleep, as you said, and it's good that you're prioritizing yourself.
    A little over a month and you'll be good. Which stinks. But hang in there! We're all rooting for you.
    1474 days ago
    Try to just take one day at a time! I know you can do it! Take deep breaths for yourself!

    1475 days ago
    Hope you feel better soon!
    1476 days ago
  • LYNSEY723
    Keep pushing! You will get through this tough period and come out a winner! Just think, all of these extra hours are helping you make more money to spend on a house. Just let that money build up while you are so busy and resume house shopping at that point. I know you can do it!
    1476 days ago
  • DALID414
    Keep your head up girlie, this too shall pass.
    1477 days ago
    Hang in there! The end of tax season is soon coming and probably faster than you think as busy as you are! Warmer days, sunshine and time to run, walk and simply enjoy is approaching! Good for you on not getting sick, but remember exercise can help with that too1 That is how I've stayed healthy this year! Maybe those tried, but true things like taking the stairs, doing squats before you sit down for work or using the bathroom, lunges or whatever while brushing your teeth.... Good job on sleeping though! So many people would give that up! Continue caring for yourself and we will look forward to more exercise and fun from you once this chaos passes!
    1477 days ago
    It sounds like you have a pretty full plate. No pun intended.
    Just breathe and not beat yourself up over what you cannot change right now.
    I hope it will be easier for you soon.

    Hang in there!

    1477 days ago
    We have been house hunting as well and staying at an extended stay motel. It is hard and things can be tough, but you do seem to have a kind of routine so maybe that helps and soon you can find a place to move. Sleep is important, you are so right about that.
    1477 days ago
  • KONRAD695
    Ouch! Wish I could help you with this one. I guess there is a bright side. It's been too cold to do anything outside. So it like you get paid to stay warm. Keep pushing, shouldn't be much longer.

    Hang tough, Konrad
    1477 days ago
    Try to work on the things you can, eating healthy and getting enough sleep. Fortunately, it sounds like there is a light at the end of the tunnel and you should have a little free time again once tax season is over.
    Have a great day and keep your chin up. Once the next couple of month are over, hopefully the rest of your life will stop dropping into pace.
    1477 days ago
    Hang in there and try to take care of yourself as much as possible. Try to eat right so it will also help with the not getting sick and so things won't get out of hand while you can't exercise like you want. I am so sorry to hear you are having such a stressful time and you will be in my prayers.
    1477 days ago
    hope u are back soon! emoticon
    1477 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    Great Blog. Well Said!!! You are doing well with what you have to work with. We miss You. But tax season woll be over with and then you will have free time them Keep Pushing Forward. Sending Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!Your Way. Take Care.
    1477 days ago
    Hi Kim, I have been in a similar situation since Oct., but there is light at the end of the tunnel in about 4 weeks time for me. I really wish you strength and resilience and of course a new home soooon!
    1477 days ago
    emoticon Sorry life is so stressful for you right now! At least you know there WILL be a break soon!! That is so great news!
    Maybe you could challenge yourself to to do one "healthy thing" a day & be proud of yourself for that accomplishment. It wouldn't seem like much, but I bet the momentum would build! I'm reading the Spark book now & it talks a lot about building momentum.
    Keep Sparking as much as you can & de-stress as much as possible!
    1477 days ago
  • BECCA315
    Sometimes the most important thing is to take take of yourself. As important as exercise is, getting enough sleep is just as high on the list.

    Good luck! emoticon
    1477 days ago
    I worked for an accountant during tax season years ago. I know there can be a lot of pressure there. Know that soon it will subside.

    Stress seems to be hanging out at quite a few houses lately. I've been posting about stress, you are, and I've seen some others as well.

    Looking forward to us all overcoming the challenges we face!
    1477 days ago
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