Do you ever feel caught up?
I’ve been trying for ages to arrange a coffee date with a girlfriend I haven’t seen in months. Below is a snippet of our last exchange:
(me) no i didn’t get out, been swamped and feeling rather
overwhelmed this week with work and not enough time to fit it in.
(d) oh, how I know the feeling!
Sound familiar? I spend so much of my life feeling swamped and behind, and it feels nasty. I know a lot of it is about unrealistic expectations (dusting anyone?!), and some of it is just the endless mountain of daily requirements to keep the household functional. I know from past posts that I’m certainly not the only one that does the majority of the day-to-day organization and I’ve mentioned before how unrealistically high I tend to set the bar for myself. These things don’t help either!
Some days are better than others, but I only feel “caught up” about 10% of the time. The other measure is that I feel like I’m on a hamster wheel about 40% of the time, and the other half is just average days that where I never get done what I hoped, but I don’t beat myself up about it.
And you? Please share your answer in the comments.