If you've read my small bio to the side, then you know I am a full time student besides being a wife and mother. I also do contract work a couple times a month with the local planning commission. Lately everything has run smoothly, for the most part. But now things are starting to ramp up and I had my first feelings of being overwhelmed and stressed last week.
Usually I tend to have everything under control and what I don't, my husband does. But the week before last, he was out of town on a business trip all week. So, I've been a little out of sorts. My house hasn't been as clean as I would like it and my days have been jam packed with a million things to do and not enough time to do it all in. Last Thursday it all hit, especially when Lucas dumped a full box of cereal all over the kitchen floor as we were trying to leave. I cried all the way to the glass place I was meeting my husband at (which he forgot about until I called him:). So, I was a bit overwhelmed and stressed and didn't know how I was going to get everything done especially where I was going to be gone from 3 in the afternoon until 9 that night. Luckily I was able to make it through the rest of my day and I think I have everything under control again for the most part.
I know I'm not the only one out there with a million things on my plate! At some point in everyone's lives, whether you have kids or not, you get overwhelmed and stressed out.
How do you avoid getting overwhelmed and stressed to begin with?
When it does happen, what do you do?
Can you avoid passing your stress off on your kids, and if you do how?
What is your best way of de-stressing and trying to relax?
I would love some tips as to how others handle having so much to do and kids! Please share any of your thoughts.