This week I have been feeling pretty overwhelmed in all facets of my life. I feel like I have too much to do and not enough time to accomplish it all, both at work and in my personal life. And to make matters worse, I am a bit of a perfectionist, so I believe that I should be able to do everything. Rationally I realize that “doing everything” is not feasible or realistic, but my perfectionist trait is firmly ingrained in my personality.
Because of these feelings, I decided to examine all areas of my life to see if I could make some “cuts” to help me breathe a little easier. Here is what I came up with.
1. Work – I need to work to help pay our bills. I enjoy what I do and where I work, so although some days are frustrating and the commute is long, it is worth it.
2. My commute to work – It would be nice to live closer to work but where I live feels like home and changing everything Brennen knows and loves would not be worth a shorter commute. Besides, my commute gives me a breather while I transition from work life to home life.
3. Housework – As it is, our house is no where as clean as it was before we had Brennen, so I don’t think it is wise to do any less that I manage to do now.
4. Exercise – Any time I cut back on working out, I just feel more stressed and overwhelmed. Running keeps me sane and it is far cheaper than therapy!
5.Facebook – I could cut back on my Facebook time, but everyone needs a guilty pleasure, right?
6.My Blog – Earlier in the week, I had actually decided to stop blogging, hence the reason I did not have an entry on Wednesday like I normally do. But then I got a few comments on some of my previous entries and I got all excited and started blogging again.
So it turns out that my analysis proved what I already knew, it’s not that I need to “cut” anything out of my life, it’s that I need to be ok with being “good enough.” Easier said than done . . .