buttons_n_bow wrote:I think you are definitely suffering from anxietyI personally think you should drop something and give yourself some more time to just be and not be doing everything all the time **************************************& doing everything for everyone else & not having time for herself?it's a tough balancing act?Jenn, dy feel you have a hard time saying no to people?(some people do & sometimes I do, given the situation)if so, maybe you can work on saying no to things you truly don't want to do & not feeling guilty over it?(for example, i sometimes have trouble w/this & i'm on a committee at Graham's school where we bring in food/treats/cups/plates etc. for meals for the teachrs. Last week was a week they did that for the two long days they had for p/t conf. You should feel ok to say no if you can't commit as there are several people on the "team". It was busy, I elected not participate this time. They needed people & I almost succumbed to making MY life extra difficult for them to not be in a pinch. I got several emails but didn't give in....I just didn't have time to cook a big meal (all the stuff that was left) & get it there in their time frame. I do feel bad but I had to remind myself that it had to work for me too....i shouldn't (& they don't) expect myself to contribute to every function. (they have several all year long) I really had to talk to myself though as normally i'd be "oh no, they're in a bind....who cares if I'm killing myself, I will help!" Not that those things are bad qualities at all, but sometimes you have to take care of YOU first before you can give to others)
Well if it is something I really don't want to do - I have no issue saying no
Like if they ask me to work extra at the restaurant - unless it is a good friend who I know will help me out when I am in in a bind - then I almost always say no
But with the stuff for the kids - I do want to do it and enjoy it - kwim?
A lot tof the things that are on the docket this week were things I volunteered for a while ago - not yet knowing the timeframe, etc.
And it just happened the the book fair is the same week as curriculum night, girlss cout meeting week, the nut/candy sale training, and the encampment meeting ... no way to know that was going to happen - kwim?
I'm going to likely skip the encampment meeting tomorrow night and also see if another brownie leader wants to take my place on that committee
4.kids.4.me wrote:I really wish I could have half a day in my house aloneI love the kids but I'm spinning my wheels if I try to do anything with them here
At what age can V start preschool? LOL