There are days when you wake up and feel like you are already behind. Today was one of those days for me. I feel like Iâ€™m running uphill in sinking sand â€“ pumping hard, but hardly making a dent. Every time I complete task one, three more seem to pop up in its place.
Itâ€™s not as bad as I FEEL it is. The problem is that once I start thinking negatively, it can be hard to find anything positive. Instead of moping around in my feelings, I have to press on through to the finish. Climbing back up to something that resembles a positive attitude is not always easy (especially if you are in it alone), but it can be done.
1. Put yesterday behind me. No matter what did happen (or didnâ€™t happen) I can not let yesterday effect today. Let it go.
2. Get a new perspective. Seriously look at what you are doing each day â€“ get a friend to look at it â€“ and see if you are truly utilizing your time wisely. You may find that not only are you accomplishing a great number of tasks, but you are on the verge of being wondermom.
3. Release the stress. If you donâ€™t get something done â€“ no matter what that thing is â€“ the world will not come to an end. Picture the worst case scenario and honestly admit that you could find a way to survive with out serious injury. The stress will start to melt away.
It can be overwhelming at times trying to be a work at home mom. You want to do everything for everyone and still make the money to boot. Sometimes it feels like you arenâ€™t getting anything done at all.
The truth is that you canâ€™t do it all, but you can find ways to get it all done. Along the way, give yourself some credit (and a break or to) and it will turn out to be a bright, sunshiny day after all.