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I even know why I feel like I can’t breathe.
I’m overwhelmed with everything I have going on in my life. I know I get overwhelmed a lot faster and easier than most. It’s because I lack some basic but necessary coping skills. I’m a lot better than I used to be, but I’m still not where I wish I could be.
Lately, there have been a lot of changes going on, and things are a lot crazier than they used to be. I’m trying so hard to be everything to everyone, and I know that I’m neglecting myself and my own needs. How the hell am I supposed to balance all of these things?
There’s never enough time in a day to do all the things I want and need to do. My kids are so needy, and I love them, but omg. Then there’s my boyfriend…and then there’s all of the other day to day bullshit. All of these things coming at me at once are what’s making me feel like I can’t breathe.
All of it is piling up on top of me, and making me feel suffocated.
I mean, how is one person supposed to be able to do all the things for all the people, and stay sane at the same time? I damn sure don’t know, and if anyone out there has figured this out, please, for the love, share your secrets.
This is why I feel like I can’t breathe
I am responsible for taking care of so many things. Trying to get everyone in this house to work together and help keep things up is damn near impossible, and it’s more stressful to get them to help than it’s actually worth. If I could just clone myself a few times, I’d be set.
These are the things I have to juggle every day:
- Keeping the house clean
- Running errands
- Grocery shopping
- Kids – I probably need a separate category for all their needs…
- Answering the phone for my BF’s business
- Working on my blog, & keeping up with every aspect of what’s involved with running a blog
- Trying to make money
- Random miscellaneous shit that always seems to pop up out of nowhere…
Most of this is pretty typical stuff, things that a lot of people do every day, and then some. I envy these women who seem to be able to do it all, and look good doing it. They make it seem so easy. So why does all of this make me feel like I can’t breathe? I don’t understand why I have such a hard time with all of this.
I really do handle things a lot better than I used to, but I still seem to struggle with some things, no matter how hard I try. I’m frustrated, and it makes me feel so angry. I should be able to do all of this, and I feel guilty for even feeling overwhelmed by it.
I wish I knew what to do to handle it all better.
I’ve been trying to come up with better routines, schedules, lists…so far I have sucked at all of it. I can’t seem to come up with something that will actually work for me. I’m tired of feeling like I can’t breathe all the time. There’s got to be a way to make all of these things easier and less stressful.
But what? I just can’t seem to find the answer. How do others do it, and make it seem so easy? I need to know what the secret is, or if there even is a secret.
Maybe I just need to vent and get everything that’s on my mind out. Clear my brain of all this foggy chaos so I can actually think. That’s a part of what’s wrong, I have so much going on inside my head, it’s impossible to think clearly.
Maybe I need to take a day or two off to practice some self care, step away from what I can, and just take a small break. The hard part is deciding which things to take a break from. If I take a break from the house stuff, it’ll just get further behind. I worry if I take a break from my blog, I will disappoint my readers.
I also worry, because I’m trying to use all of these things as a way to help others. I’m also trying to find every way possible to make a little money in the process to help my family, although it seems almost impossible. I’m trying so hard not to give up.
I need suggestions and advice
What do you do when you’re feeling overwhelmed? Are there any kinds of routines or is there a system you use that helps you with your responsibilities?
I would so appreciate any advice any of you have to offer, as I am feeling completely stuck. I’ve got to find a way to make all of this easier. I don’t want to keep feeling like I can’t breathe, and I want to be able to do all the things I want and need to do.
Thank you, to all of you who support me, follow me, and believe in me. You have no idea how much it means to me.
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