Feeling overwhelmed! HELP!
Thursday, September 04, 2014
OK I'm on the verge of having a panic attack so I thought I'd come and blog to see if it would help calm me down.
Here's what's going on: I have a great job that I love and that keeps me busy all day long. I am also, for this semester only, a full time student take a full 12 units. I'm driving 4 days a week to class and 2 of those 4 days I'm driving approximately 50 minutes one way through dark, lonely back roads and another 50 minutes back through those same roads. The other 2 days I'm only driving 30 minutes and through popular, well-lit roads. So 4 days a week I am going full speed ahead with meetings and classes. Its only week 2 of my semester and I'm already feeling overwhelmed. However the goal is that this will be my last semester in school and will be receiving my AA once its over so I dont have to go back to school in January. That's the only thing that keeps me going at this point. The classes are not difficult (yet) I think its just a time thing. I feel like I'm not doing anything else.
I think I'm using this schedule as an excuse for crappy eating and not working out. I dont like that. Its making me feel very guilty but I cant seem to break it so far. The plan is to work out in the AM, but rather than doing that I head back to bed after the hubby leaves for work. I sleep another hour and a half but then when I wake up I feel completely guilty for not working out instead. Ugh! I am just feeling extremely overwhelmed and that is not going to help anything get better.
I just needed to vent and let it out so that maybe I can get passed the excuses and do something about it.
SO moving on from the overwhelming feeling, whining, and guilt trips.... here's the plan:
* Plan my meals AND PREP those meals ahead of time so that I dont end up reaching for crap.
* Leave the appropriate T25 DVD in the player before going to bed so that its set and ready to go in the AM
* Go to bed in my workout clothes
* Keep my books and a pair of flat shoes in my vehicle so that I dont feel rushed or unprepared for school when its time to head out
* Plan out a basic housework plan so that I can get even a little bit done every day and it doesnt pile up causing me to feel overwhelmed
If there are any tips or ideas you all think would help keep me from working myself into a panic please let me know. I would really appreciate them. I am a big worrier, a nervous Nelly if you will, so its easy for me to get overwhelmed when something gets a little out of control.
Thanks for letting me vent and reading me through. Even though my weigh loss journey has not been all that successful, its great that I can always come back to my SparkPeople community and feel at home. =)