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  • Writer's pictureKayla

Handling Being Overwhelmed

Do you ever feel like you take on too much for only one person to handle? That you want so badly for a better future for you and your family, that you overload your days with work, school, chores, parenting and everything else that comes with an employed parent?

This happens to me from time to time.

I know that my drive and determination is what allows my family to live the life they have become accustomed to, but sometimes I feel like I’m wading through the water.

How do I get through these days and allow myself back up onto the lifeguard tower? A few things:

  1. Keep a To-Do list: Every day I write a to-do list when I wake. Before I begin doing anything, I jot down everything I wish to accomplish. Important things, non-important things, things I know my children need to have done that day or things I know have not been done in a while.

  2. Yoga: I began doing yoga a few months ago. At first, I felt silly standing in poses and my children staring at me like a crazy person. However, there are many poses that are made to relieve stress. (e.g Downward Facing Dog) — If you have not attempted it yet, I would highly suggest it!

  3. Practicing a Hobby: Allowing myself 15 minutes a day to dedicate to something I enjoy doing has relieved a lot of stress for me. Just getting my mind on something that I truly enjoy. This could be anything from journaling, crocheting and playing a sport. The options are endless!

When looking at these things I do, they can seem simple to the naked eye. However, you would be surprised at how many people struggle with doing these things outside of their normal responsibilities.

If you are one that struggles with these, don’t be alarmed. You can make it work as well. Find help from a family member or friend to help carry the load of the responsibilities you have so that you can maintain your flow of life.

We all would rather not reach out a hand for assistance but sometimes this can be the smartest thing one can do. It shows you are aware of your limitations.

Don’t get down on yourself if you can’t do everything. After all, we’re only human.

🧡Shine Bright, Kayla

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