Dear Crissy

Summer fun and stress

I absolutely hate complaining about being stressed. We all have stress in our lives, it’s inevitable, and in the grand scheme of things I have the most blessed and fortunate life in every way that shining a light on my worries, fears, or stressors seems like a huge, obnoxious pain in the butt, even to me.

So, now that I’ve spent an entire paragraph disclaiming my emotional state–I’m stressed. Just a little. I guess I notice my anxiety more lately because I don’t have it that often. It’s nothing major, just some work and tasks that I need to complete, combined with wanting to make time do a portrait shoot with Evan, do some planning for his birthday party, CLEAN MY HOUSE, etc. A collection of little things that have started bugging me.

I guess I need to make a to-do list and start trying to knock some of these things out during Evan’s naps, and at night after he goes to bed. The older he gets, and the more mobile he becomes, the less I can accomplish during his waking hours. It’s all Evan, all the time. Good thing I like that show! :)

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  1. Maybelline — May 27, 2010 @ 10:32 pm (#)

    I totally feel you.. It’s hard to get things done and many people won’t believe that to do 3 loads of laundry took me 36 hrs. But it’s crazy almost like your day has less than 24 hrs.


  2. Alison — May 28, 2010 @ 6:47 am (#)

    I hear you!! I need to do a ton of cleaning, I start to do it, than get pulled in different directions. One day my home will be clean. When there isn’t two little boys living in it haha.


  3. Sugar Jones — May 28, 2010 @ 9:36 am (#)

    It’s so funny how we all cycle through the same things. I think wanting to maintain a pretty home while the babies were little was a big one for me. The never-ending task is manageable in normal circumstances, but add those sweet little babies in and POOF… it’s this HUGE task all of a sudden. I think I learned the art of hiding and storing around that time. How else can you keep up with those darling little tornadoes?


  4. Gini — May 28, 2010 @ 1:42 pm (#)

    Hi- So glad I found you on Picket Fences! But I know what you meanabout stress! I feel like stress has the way of wieghing us down, so we get less done, and therefore are more stressed. I posted about contentment earlier this week, and reflecting on that has really helped calm my stress level.


  5. Paislea — May 28, 2010 @ 2:18 pm (#)
  6. DawnS — May 29, 2010 @ 12:12 am (#)

    I know the feeling well :) I have learned that my stress usually comes from my own expectations of what I should have done or that I have over-committed myself. Balance is a hard thing to keep in check… I don’t quite have it down yet and I haven’t figured out how to add another 4 hours or so to each day. Let me know if you find the answer!


  7. Amy — June 4, 2010 @ 1:50 pm (#)

    I follow you on Twitter. Username: @missreneer


  8. Kenna — February 3, 2011 @ 9:44 pm (#)

    I once heard someone say “Nobody cares how busy you are, how tired you are or what happened at the airport.” Although this certainly is true (and I try to avoid all of those topics), sometimes we just must admit that we are really busy or super tired. I said I was tired a couple of times last week. It was a really strange thing for me to do. Guess what? By the weekend, my son had the flu and the rest of us were fighting it. Recognizing how tired I felt was my body’s way of telling me that I needed to slow down and fight the virus. Perhaps recognizing how busy you are is your body’s or mind’s way of telling you that it’s time to take a moment to organize and prioritize. Then you can knock out those tasks one-by-one. Good luck!


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