Word Of The Week -2 #WotW

I am linking up again with Jocelyn from The Reading Residence.  The idea of #WOTW is to find one word that sums up your week.

The word of my week is

OverwhelmedIn stark contrast to last week when I felt more in control and organised.  This week I have felt like I am sinking under the piles of tasks I need to complete.  I have lots of things to do regarding my blog.  Things are progressing well and I need to ensure I put time into it.  Having recently set up a new business I have a long list of tasks I need to be doing constantly, to get my business noticed, hopefully leading to sales.  My home is suffering and while I will never be (or want to be) a domestic goddess, I desperately need to keep more on top of the house work.  I would like to do more cooking (not a very confident cook) to take the load of Mr Hubby.  As I can’t really cook any attempt needs planning and planning takes time.  There are various ‘motherly’ things on my list, such as sorting out Baby’s photo’s, our photo wall at home and her keepsake box.  I realise these are not immediately important tasks, but they just add to the ‘stuff’ in my head.  Running alongside all this, is a worry that I don’t give enough time to Mr Hubby, as I am always on the laptop (when Baby is in bed).  I need to ensure I give him the attention he deserves.

Anyway, I’m sure by now you get the point, my to do list is massive and it is ever increasing.  It is often 8pm by the time I have Baby free time  (unless I have to go back up to her) and there is never enough time to make much of a dent in ‘The List’.  I find stress like paralysis,  I worry I have so much to do and then trying to focus becomes more difficult.  I hope a couple of all-nighters will make me feel on top of the situation again and perhaps my word for next week will be ‘accomplished’, fingers crossed!



12 thoughts on “Word Of The Week -2 #WotW

  1. I can really relate to your post! I tried to get everything down in a list but my head is still swimming with this and that which I need to sort out before baby number 2 arrives in a few weeks. I have given in and rung a cleaning firm to come and give me a quote! I am using the fact that I am having a C section as mental justification for this!!! Really enjoyed your post xx

  2. I have times like this. Everything adds up, and as well as your every day jobs, it’s those extras that are in your head but that you never manage to get round to. I totally get it. I so hope your word next week is accomplished, if that’s what you want, but maybe ‘relaxing’ or ‘playing’ is what you need to step back? I find if I do this, I can see a little more clearly, and throw myself back into my tasks with gusto as I’m happier again. Good luck, anyway. Thanks for joining in with #WotW x

  3. It’s horrible when you start to feel like this. I spend more time thinking about my list and feeling more and more stressed than I actually spend ticking things off. Hopefully you will make a dent in the jobs soon and start feeling a lot better. I sometimes just take a night off, write the list down so I can see it there in black and white, sit on the sofa with a mug of tea and plan how to tackle it and then start fresh the next day with a plan of action and a refreshed mind. X

  4. Thanks every for taking the time to read and leave comments. I would love a cleaning company to come round, but don’t think I can justify it 🙂 I am slowly working through things now Baby is in bed, fingers crossed I can make a dent x

  5. Oh, I can so relate to this! My list is so long at the moment that I’ve had to take a step back from it and try and recharge a little… Good luck with ticking some things off, but I also hope you manage to rest a bit xx

  6. I made a long list at the start of the year with excellent intentions but I can see it beginning to slip away from me already! I think you’re right – it is a mum thing – we are not only expected to be the ones who ‘do’ but also the ones who plan and organise and keep the family boat afloat and sometimes that can be a bit stressful… #WotW

  7. You are trying to pull of being Superwoman. Ease up on yourself. Ask for support openly and honestly. If you can’t say it, write it down so folks understand. Don’t be fooled that other mums have it all sussed – they just put on an act to hide the more awful truths. Take time out and make sure you get fresh air – it helps

  8. I think you are right Kate. I try to do everything and am quite hard on myself. Then end up feeling rubbish. Getting out is hard sometimes, but I agree it does make a difference x

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