When my oldest daughter was a baby,
someone gave me a bit of advice that was really helpful
in making me feel like I was accomplishing things as a stay at home mom.
The advice was to write down everything I did.
Diaper changes, breastfeeding, shower, etc.
It made a big difference in the depression I was battling.
Lately, I have gotten overwhelmed by two things.
The lack of accomplishments of being a stay at home mom.
The overwhelming tasks that are not getting accomplished.
Paradox, I know.
I struggle with mild depression occasionally.
Usually seasonal, but also out of the blue it will hit me.
When things get me down,
I usually resort to the "poor me" attitude of an angry adolescent girl
And, I usually resort to " I hate this house/my clothes/ my hair".
So, it really makes sense that with the anticlimactic period
that comes after a great vacation,
the fact that I hate August
(it comes between the fun part of summer-the 4th of July and my birthday),
combined with 14 miles of baseboards to paint, I am feeling overwhelmed.
So, I have started one of my favorite things...a list.
I will not bore you with the details of it...
(Highlights of the morning list)
- woke kids up
- made lunch,
- drove kids to school
- ran 3.5 miles
- took dogs outside
- took garbage to curb
I am working my way back to organized and not overwhelmed...one list at a time.
And if that doesn't cure my depression,
there is the thought that September is only three days away
AND I can always think of this...
|I love you, George!|