That being said, in the times when I am so stressed and I feel like things are pulling me in all directions and there isn't enough of me to go around, I find that I can't get ANYTHING done. I'm either too overwhelmed to even begin the tasks I need to do or I can't seem to figure out where to start. In desperation, yesterday I asked the Man to hold me accountable for a list of tasks I wanted to get done yesterday. He agreed, AND.
He informed me that I would need to be in bed at a certain time. So.... the ONLY thing I can figure is that one of the OTHER Hoh'y type people has unduly influenced mine... Add with that the fact I now have a writing assignment to help me to help him figure out the demands on my time... Yep, I'm sure of it. I'm so appreciative... NOT....
So in a very short amount of time I have experienced the following:
- A writing assignment (it's not punishment, but one is going to come down the pike IF I don't get it done.)
- A bedtime
- Accountability for tasks
A dead line for a doctor's apointment
And he's done it in a very quiet, calm, no nonsense, I love you and it's not up for debate kinda way. He always listens and makes decisions accordingly. You know like, I did the two rooms I said in the house yesterday, but didn't get the number of loads laundry done because one of the kids had one in the washer, and then turned the dryer off and I didn't realize it. Or when I explain that I took a nap as he encouraged, and I'm not tired.
Yeah, the writing assignment is iron clad as is that doctor's appointment. I tried to wiggle my way out of the assignment, but it's a NO go, and well, we won't discuss that appointment again. I sometimes (gggrrrr) chafe at this new turn of events. Yet, I feel better, am calmer. Go figure!!!!