Do you wake up every morning tired and filled with dread? Do your days seem to get longer, always filled with the unexpected? Have you ever wished you could simply walk away from it all?
While we’ve all wished for that occasionally, to have that experience again and again is a sign of something deeper. And unfortunately, many of us in the sandwich generation feel that consistently in our lives. The constant demands of raising kids and taking care of our parents are stressful at best. How do you fit all of their demands in, and still have time to live your life too? Working a forty hour a week job and trying to have a relationship with your spouse should never feel like backburner activities, yet sometimes they do.
Have you ever set up a daily plan? Not just a calendar to keep track of meetings, but an actual 24 hour of the day guide to help you get through your days a little more smoothly? You may find it helps to put a few more stress-free hours into your day.
Organizing Your Day
Start by writing down all of the things that have to be accomplished each day. Skip the things that aren’t mandatory, and only include the things that top the list. Your work schedule is mandatory. Getting kids to and from school is mandatory. What else is compulsory in your life? [Read more…]