I feel as though I am hiding. Hiding from work, hiding from anything actually that requires any extra input. I find myself drained at the end of the day and loadshedding is coming at crucial times; times that I apparently have energy to do all the things yet no electricity to actually do them.
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Avi is back in Durban and although I am all sorts of grateful, I must admit, he is part of the reason that I feel as though I am hiding. I’ve gotten nothing done in the past two days because it seems as though there is never enough time.
It seems more important now to have a clean home, folded laundry and supper ready at whatever time which means ACTUAL work has fallen to the backburner. When I do actually accomplish all household tasks, Eskom decides to cut off the power.. I mean, have they really bothered to think about how these power cuts affect small businesses?
I knew it would take some time to adjust, I just don’t see how I will manage to fit in the extra work with two toddlers, an infant, a husband, a dog and a house to see to. My head constantly feels as though its about to explode. Sometimes I think that if I was organized and had some sort of schedule that I would feel a bit better, but have YOU ever tried to schedule and sync a 4 year old, a 3 year old & a 2 month old?? It just aint working out for me.
I would loooove to have a schedule for the day, a meal plan for cooking, some productivity and a clean house. Also, as a procrastinator, I’m very doubtful that I will actually stick to ANY schedule whatsoever. So my problem seems solutionless and that in itself is a huge problem.
So while writing this post, I have made a decision. I’m going to do the following things:
1. Write out a full and comprehensive list of all things that need to be done
2. Schedule all these things (a loose, adaptable schedule)
3. Schedule ME TIME (DAILY & NOT NEGOTIABLE)
4. Meal plan the crap out of the next month
5. Pep talk with my other half
6. Schedule adult time; because we have three kids and we want them to be our glue instead of our distancing factor.
7. I really gotta try some wine 😂😂 Apparently it makes motherhood easier
So yes, those are my tasks for the next year.. okay you and I both know that I mean days but do I really need to mention again that I’m basically living in procrastination station?? Lol I don’t even know why making lists make me feel better.. I mean like even though I’m a master procrastinator, making lists make me feel better.. I think maybe its because when I actually get down to it, I feel really accomplished when I check off all the items on my list (well, the narrowed down, I can do the other stuff some other day list).
What strategies do you use to stay sane as a mom? Let me know!
Simone Gobin is a 24 year old, it graduate, wife to Avi and mother to Yash & Ralee Gobin. She spends her days being a mother and a wife. She has decided to start a blog as a creative outlet as well as connect with other parents. Her belief is that there is a lot to learn from other parents out there and she welcomes all advice possible.