I had a really off day today. Actually I don’t know if I can call it that as it’s a feeling I get quite often - I don’t have a name for it, and I’m not exactly sure what it is, but I just feel... wrong. My mind is scattered and I can’t focus on anything. I can have a to-do list and get none of it done. Not cos I’m busy or it’s too demanding of me - just I can’t decide what order to do things in, am I forgetting something that needs doing, how long will it take? and before I know it time is slipping away from me. Alternatively I can have nothing that needs doing - a day off - and I feel scattered for what should I be doing rather than sitting here, what have I forgotten, why am I being lazy? It’s like I have a hard time being organised and proactive but also a hard time letting go and relaxing.
Unfortunately this isn’t a self help I-have-the-answer-to-all-your-problems post, rather a space for me to write out my thoughts and share some ideas I’ve thought of to try to help myself. I am SO open to anyone sharing any similar feelings/ideas that they do to keep themselves moving a little more smoothly through life. ⠀
✔️Each evening, writing down 5 tasks I want to complete the next day. Can include anything from household chores to work stuff. Aim is to help me feel productive when I tick all 5 off the next day. Also to give me ‘thinking time’ to be sure I’m not forgetting anything important
✔️Secondly on that point, hopefully once my 5 tasks are complete, I may feel more ‘worthy’ of sitting and resting.
✔️Plan my meals for the week. When I open an empty fridge, it’s not only heartbreaking, but makes me feel frustrated at myself for allowing it to happen. I then ultimately get something quick and unhealthy. Unhealthy bodies = unhealthy minds.
✔️Create a list of ‘weekly tasks’. Mainly things like household chores. When you work from home it’s easy to neglect these and ultimately end up spending more time surrounded by mess. Untidy house = untidy mind.
That’s all I have for now. I’m not sure if they are the type of solutions that correlate with how I’ve been feeling but the easy way to find out is to try it and see. Now to go buy myself a pretty new note pad ☺️