Hey everybody! Fall is in full swing – and several started-but-unfinished posts have been languishing in my draft folder for weeks. I hit a wall – with life in general, really – and have been in sheer survival mode. Many days (and nights) I have been convinced that I am losing my mind!
I started a 2nd part time job and it is more physically demanding and less mentally demanding than my other part-time job. Hours were a bit long in the beginning, but they have eased up and I am settling in. Just in time for the Holidays. (I am part-time bookkeeper for a non-profit agency and also now a cashier at a local drugstore). Getting my schedule together has been a challenge – let alone finishing posts and making more printables.
So the blog went to the back burner while my mind spun ideas about posts to write during Fall.
And I know that I am NOT the only one who *hated* all of the robocalls and commercials for voting. SO glad that is over. Now maybe we can figure out how to work together like Americans.
THEN Daylight Savings came.Whoever decided that the Time Change was necessary (and yes, I know all about it) and we should continue to adhere to it despite the shift to industrialization in our country did not have mothers in mind. Or working women. In their late 40s. With kids who stress over minor changes…
We are STILL adjusting to the darkness. My kids are begging to go to bed at 6:30. But then getting up at 5:00 a.m.!!! It is NOT good!!! All 3 are having sensory reactions to the changing season – more significantly than in previous years – and sometimes, we have all been in bed by 8 pm just so everybody could HANDLE things.
I am thankful that I can pray to a God who hears and sees.
For real. I pray quietly, I pray out loud, and I pray by journaling. If I did not have prayer, I would not survive this crazy time.
I have said more than once – I feel like I can’t handle my life right now. Lots of juggling balls, tracking schedules, dealing with finances. It has been crazy messy more often than not.
I am also thankful for essential oils.
More often than not, I can be found diffusing or applying essential oils while mumbling out a prayer at the same time. I have been using “stress” and “sleep” oils more often than not of late. The stress makes it hard for me to sleep through the night and not sleeping makes the stress harder to roll with. I am taking the vitamins and drinking the water and trying to find at least ONE thing to be thankful for every day, but sometimes the waves feel stronger and I lose my breath.
I am writing all this in the spirit of encouragement really. When you feel like you’re losing your mind, I can highly recommend 2 strategies :
- ESSENTIAL OILS
Yes there are other things like counseling, journaling, mindfulness, checkups, naps, etc., that can be beneficial.
But these two things have made all the difference between FEELING like I’m losing my mind and actually LOSING my mind!
I want to share some essential oil recipes soon along with some favorite Fall treat recipes! That’s what I have brewing in my blogging pot, and am praying I can get them out here for you to enjoy!!!