I know what you are thinking, well I should just take a week, buy a few more convenience foods and relax. Unfortunately with my allergies it’s not really an option. So I sat for a really long time and tried to figure out what to do.
Sometimes I feel the need to do it all. I work full time from home. I make all our meals and snacks from scratch. I do all the cleaning around the house. Even when I’m feeling sick I keep thinking about all I have to get done around the house.
I always feel better when I have a list. I like seeing things on paper and I like being able to cross off what’s done so I can have a sense of accomplishment. So I thought I would start there. I made a list of things that need to get done around here. Laundry, load dishwasher, vaccum floor, ect.
As I look over the list I need to think to myself. One thing at a time. I’m one major multitasker and I think that’s part of my problem. Most days I am cleaning the house, while I’m trying to write up a post, while I’m chatting with friends, while I’m baking supper. It’s alot. And half the time my brain feels like it wants to explode.
Back to my list. One thing at a time. I told the hubby to start I wanted his help. Each night we will take just 15 minutes. I will set the timer and we will clean up things in that 15 minutes. When the timer goes off, we can be done and not feel stressed to do more.
One step at a time. Slowly and surely things will get cleaned up. I always feel better when my house is all clean and neat. But I need to remember that it’s one step at a time.
Do you get homemaking burn out? What do you do to overcome it?