Darling Home-Eccers, I would like to apologize about the lack of updates this week. Heather has family in town all week, and while I was totally planning on covering everything this week, I have managed to hit the trifecta of feeling crappy.
First, my hidradenitis suppurativa has had a very major flare-up, leading to my having to go to the doctor to get that fixed up. So, there’s pain. And then I started a new birth control pill this week to get the disaster that is my period sorted out. It has a side effect that is supposed to go away with time- nausea. It’s about as bad as morning sickness except this comes on in the afternoons and hits hard until I go to bed. So, pain and nausea.
But wait! There’s more! All the trees have decided to bloom this week, so it’s time for my spring allergies to come in. So, pain and nausea and a snotty head. Fun, fun, fun.
That said, it reminds me of how a lot of us tend to beat ourselves up when we can’t get as much done as we would like. Kids, I’m here to tell you that sometimes you just can’t pump out as much work as you would like to. Perhaps it’s medically related, as I’m dealing with this week. Perhaps it’s because you have relatives visiting or you have a million activities to deal with. Or maybe you are just scattered and can’t get your act together to get everything done. No matter the reason, just don’t beat yourself up over that.
Worrying about being behind and having lots to do is taking up valuable time and energy, don’t worry about it. Instead, make a giant list of everything that needs to be done. Put stars beside the high priority items and just start working your way through your list. Make sure you tell yourself that there’s no way you can accomplish it all right away, so don’t let your list hang over your head as a worry. No, this is a tool to help you get it done, not an indictment of how much you have left to do.
Don’t worry- eventually you’ll get caught up. Just take it one day- or even one hour- at a time. You can do it, I have faith in you!