Trying to juggle everything seems to become ever harder and there never seems to be a let up. Christmas is now very much on the horizon and I have no idea how I am going to get that one sorted. At the moment I am just about keeping all my juggling balls in the air, but it doesn’t take much to threaten that.
This week I am really very busy with work and I think the same will be true next week too. That means that other stuff takes a back seat like housework and Christmas shopping, but sooner or later they will become urgent too and something else will have to give. Hopefully, work will be a bit less frantic then and I’ll be able to continue to manage everything, but you never know how things will work out. The alternative is to take time out of other things, you know like ‘me time’. The trouble with that is that it means life isn’t good to live and it doesn’t motivate you to get though. Thankfully some of my ‘me time’ stuff finishes early for Christmas, so I will get a bit of extra time then without feeling that I am missing out in some way.
I often wonder if there is a way that I could get smarter, more organised and make it all work more smoothly. I did do some stuff early in a bout of organisation a few months ago, so that does help now. Maybe I should have done more then, but I expect there were other things to juggle then too – there always is, isn’t there?
I think some of my problems managing my work load are down to having too many demands. There is such a thing as parental burnout and it can hit us out of the blue a little. Don’t be ashamed if that happens to you and don’t be afraid to seek help and assistance.
How do you manage to keep everything running fairly smoothly? How do you cope with Christmas? How will you make it work this year? Do you ever drop your juggling balls?