I'm a full-time working mom of 3, grandmother to 3. I have one child left at home, the older two are married, each with a daughter and one with a son. Like any working mom, I struggle to find a balance between work, family, friends, fitness, work, etc.
Is it just me or does anyone else have trouble doing this? I need to rest but I look around & I also think....I NEED to get all of this done! I can't rest because everything around me is screaming for my time & attention So I push forward & keep doing. It catches up with me though. I wake up exhausted, mentally & physically. I find myself feeling depressed & defeated because I can't do it all. I feel overwhelmed & tired but resting only makes me feel more so. I took some time to rest yesterday after getting up early & getting a few thing done around the house, we picked out daughter up from a sleepover & ran errands - did all the grocery shopping. Once we got home, I cleaned out the fridge & freezer, then put everything away, made pasta salad for my son's birthday dinner & decided to read for a bit. Reading made me more tired, so I laid down & napped for about a 1/2 hour. Next thing I know, it's time to leave for my son's birthday dinner (around 4:30). We return home around 10 p.m. I'm exhausted & go to bed around 11. I wake up this morning feeling so tired. Feeling overwhelmed by all I need to accomplish today with no drive or energy to do it. My thought is that if I'd powered through yesterday - I wouldn't have so much to do today. However - I am fully aware that I needed that time yesterday even though it loaded my plate for today. So....instead of getting further down on myself, I'll prioritize what NEEDS to be done today vs. what I want to get done today & focus on that. I'll set a time frame to for myself to get these things done & went that time is up - I'll relax & let myself rest because those things will all still be there tomorrow. Like it or not.