Do a few minutes of work then rest fire a few minutes. Then do a few more minutes of work and then rest some more. And so on. It's actually amazing how much gets done that way. And without the crash that comes with pushing to finish a task before resting. And prioritize, will the world end if the lawn doesn't get mowed today or the dishes get done today? Pick the most important first so that it gets done, then the rest can wait if you arent up to it. Best of luck today
Thanks I always forget that step my therapist said the same thing take it slow and prioritize but the initial overwhelming anxiety of omg there's so much how am I gonna get it done just makes me wanna scream. Thank you for the reminder I will try my best
Today my list is dishes, laundry, plant the rest of the garden, vacuum the plastic shards from the building adventure out of the garage, mow the lawn, take the fold up table downstairs, organize the camping stuff, cut up the bagels i bought and freeze them, figure out supper. It's a long list. #1 cut up and freeze bagels - don't want them to go bad #2 dishes. Out of almost everything. Yay for dishwashers, boo wood cutting boards. But it's only travel mugs and cutting boards that need hand washed #3 putting fold up table away. It's in my way and i don't want to trip over it. #4 deciding what's going to be for supper. It'll be a pork roast, rice and probably green beans but the decision is do we borrow a friend's smoker, bbq it or cook it in the house? I personally don't care that much so if the boyfriend doesn't get up soon (is 10am) and talk to his friend with the smoker it'll be bbq or oven. But eating is necessary. After that anything that potentially gets done is a bonus. I think garden first, then laundry, the clean the garage, then organize camping stuff, then mow the lawn. There is a time limit on the camping stuff since we want to go for 1 night in 2 weeks (just to see how me with my fibro and the bf with his new knees will do) so that'll bump it's priority up as it gets closer. The lawn can wait a few days.
Well i got my bagels in the freezer, boyfriend is working on supper, half way through dishes and may or may not take the table to the basement today. If not there is tomorrow morning. One load of laundry in the washing machine right now. How did your list go?
Nice I got my boyfriend to help a little. He mowed most of the lawn ran out of gas and never went and got done and finished so I'll have to do that tomorrow and weed whip which he broke I got all the dishes done 2 loads and laundry 3 loads he's working on dinner now I'm gonna sweep/mop/vacuum/dust tomorrow and do the bathrooms the day after plus I have to go to the courthouse tomorrow to file for a complaint for contempt against my ex husband in regards to our son so yeah busy busy. I'm hurting so bad it's not even funny and I'm out of pain meds *crying*
Firefly, the best is all we can do. Among the long list of everything I know needs doing, I'm thankful if I accomplish just one or two a day. I don't know if it's just me, but ever since I developed the fibro my focus ability is awful. I get sidetracked & plans to do something get derailed easily. But I agree with Gotobef, about pacing yourself; work some, rest some, work, rest... hugs & prayers as you accomplish what you can, one step at a time! 🙂💕🙏🌼