Frazzled Marc, half way through my 40s!

Frazzled Marc, half way through my 40s!
Frazzled Marc, half way through my 40s!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Stumbling Through Life

We all have weeks like this. You feel like you are just stumbling through life. Some people equate it to "being in the weeds", "drowning", or "just trying to keep your head above water."  That is how the first two weeks of March have gone for me.  And as a result, once again, I have become frazzled.

I sometimes get down on myself and feel that I am just not good at this "adult life thing." I just want to crawl into a hole and hide. Now I am not talking about life such as being alive. I am talking about juggling my bills, my job, my home, the yard, my writing, the antique business, and my volunteer work in the community.  I get overwhelmed and something always gets pushed to the side or buried.  You have also, no doubt, heard the expression "Something has got to give!"  My sanity perhaps? :-)

Over the past several months, it has been the antiques that has fallen by the wayside. The past two weeks, it became the writing and staying in touch with my close family. I can't let that happen. Two of the most important things in my life and I feel like I dropped the ball.

I am feeling a little better since the week began.  My bills are organized, on time, and back on track. I am going to work on the house and yard this weekend but each day I have been doing some type of cleaning so I don't feel so overwhelmed.  I will work on the writing and get out a couple blogs in the next week. And I openly promise to call all my family by the weekend!

I also tend to take on too much.  I need to start saying no for my sanity's sake. I just can't take on another favor or request. Not until I can get a better grip on all the above. Otherwise, the first one who suffers is me.  I think people have too high of expectations on what they can achieve.  We all just keep piling and piling on requests from others until we feel as if we are going to explode and keep thinking that we can get everything done!

As I get older, I need to keep reminding myself that it's alright to say no if someone asks me to do something and I genuinely do not have the time to do it. If they don't understand, that's their problem. After all, it's my life not theirs.

3 comments:

  1. :Marc, Priory, Priory, Priory that's what you need to go by. And what part of NO, don't you understand? The N or the O. Marc you have to have some time for yourself or you will really become Frazzled. Skip

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  2. You stuck my cord for this month as well Little Brother!
    I find mindless reality TV always puts it in perspective for me! I watch these people and think, "I guess it could be worse!" Hugs, Sher

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  3. Thanks Skip and Sheryl. I appreciate the support on the blog, but also on the tough times of life! Learn to say NO!!! LOL! ;)

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