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A Few Steps Backwards

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

I have been working on my schedule (or lack of) all year now. I had felt that I was making progress in September. I would pick only a few things to try to accomplish each day and I was doing okay at getting them done.

Then, last week, my Mom had a bad week and I was over there helping her out. She had another bad day yesterday and I was back over there. I will be going again today. As with most people, I know that Mom is getting older and needs more help. What I let happen was that I didn't pay that much attention to it at first. It hit me over the head yesterday and I found it easy to pick up on her stress and run with it. I was up until after midnight.

This morning, I can still feel a little of the stress. I will exercise, walk and journal today to get a grip on it. I now know that my October schedule will include at least one or two days of going to Mom's to help out. One of these days, I will get a grip on my schedule.

To those whose parents are still with us: love them, help them, and make sure to take care of yourselves.

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    Yes, as we get older, the responsibilities do change, don't they? I have already been thinking, there's no one here for me, when I get old, my dd's live thousands of km away, so then what? How things have changed in our lifetimes? But, we gotta go with what God gives us, when he gives it to us, cuz too soon the opportunity changes.. emoticon
    1687 days ago
    I never like to think of my parents in a situation where they are not in good health or time taking away things that give them self-sufficiency.

    So good that you are able to help!

    Hoping your stress will become more manageable and you'll get your schedule set up the way you like it.
    1689 days ago
    Good for you on recognizing what was causing your stress and taking a step back to take care of it before it takes control of you. I too found my self stressing last night and before I knew it I had polished off a couple jelly beans. I said ok enough that is not going to make you feel better eating jelly beans 10 o'clock at night. go brush your teeth go to bed and things will look better in the morning when I can think with a clear head.


    1690 days ago
    Stress is a very annoying thing. I am a person who gets stressed out a bit.
    As you said in my blog it's a shame we can't bottle motivation. I think a lot of things would be very handy if we could just grab them off the shelf or at the shop.
    Spend time with your mum Patty, having a mum that is still around is a great thing. She will appreciate you helping her. emoticon
    1690 days ago
    Your situation is definitely stressful because you love your mom and want her to be happy. At least you've figured this out early in the month so I think you will do really well. God bless you both. emoticon
    1690 days ago
    emoticon Patty! I commend you for taking care of your mom. Don't be too hard on yourself for letting the stress pile up. Just remember to baby step it and relax; doing something nice for yourself. emoticon emoticon
    1691 days ago
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