I'm still feeling this way at least a little bit, some of it has passed. But for the most part, I feel like a short order overhaul is necessary. When I think about my life, in general, I'm pretty stressed out. I have more stressed days than I do easy-going days. I have more days where I feel like my kids are out of control, more days that I feel like I'm out of control with my eating, more days that my to-do list is out of control and untouched.Looking forward into September, I'm struck by a few emotions that have reigned the past few
daysweeks. I've been overwhelmed. I've felt out of control; in general, with my life, my marriage, my kids, my days seem to drag together and run into one big pile of nothing. I've been feeling lonely. I haven't been fostering any relationships. I've let old ones die, I've let new ones die. And then I turn around and complain. Its really no bueno.
I guess that's enough ranting. I'll get to the solutions that I have.
Kids not listening
Work on more logical consequences. Follow through. Follow through. Follow through.
Relationship with Ian
Work on voicing feelings, communicate daily, resist arguments and fight
Stand up for myself, politely
Eating out of control
Follow intuitive eating (simply eat when hungry, stop when comfortable)
Eat clean food, drink lots of water
Curb emotional eating by blogging thoughts, feelings, doubts, etc about whatever comes up
Not enough hard sweaty exercise
Exercise 5 days a week for at least 30 minutes, make an effort to work up a sweat
Not enough sleep
Go to bed by 11 p.m., pretty much every night.
Housework out of control
Print chores to-do list. Complete 90% of the daily & weekly chores every day.
Not enough income
Daycare, create daycare enrollment
~~~~~Sign up online
~~~~~Forms for income verification
~~~~~Mail in sign up forms & contract
~~~~~4 x 6 postcards