Just popping in with my monthly “losing my (#$&@” post.
I am going to admit it: I feel overwhelmed right now. With work projects, kid things, just all the things. I feel unhappy about that and just down in general. I have some form of compassion fatigue from work, and just feel OVER IT. And I do not see an avenue for catchup in sight.
THINGS I AM GOING TO TRY TO DO:
Delegate. I have a team of others working with me in the GME space now. I need to make sure I am not trying to do 8328 tiny little things. I need to TAKE THE TIME and effort needed to train others to do things and be clear about expectations.
Create a very firm plan for when I do have unscheduled time (ie time with no patients or meetings). I will force myself not to put all 8328 things (from the line above) on the list but limit to a reasonable number of important things.
Get in my workouts because I really really need NEED the endorphins right now.
Stop eating the Halloween candy and other (#$@ so frequently because it is not helping me in any regard.
Go to bed early most nights because the time change has really messed me up.
Get back into some therapy, which I’ve done on one brief occasion before. I may try our podcast sponsor Better Help because I am concerned that trying to fit in-person visits into my life will be stressful in and of itself. (NO this post is not an ad for them!)
There you go. I guess this is proof that my planning methods will not render anyone invincible to work life stress or mood issues. Even if I wish they did!