Too many balls in the air. Too much on my plate. Too many irons in the fire. Spread thin. Trying to find a corner in a round room. All these statements sum up my life the past couple of months. I don’t even have kids, so I can’t imagine how you moms out there do it. I just have multiple big projects and not enough hours in the day. My husband and I are working on making an old farmhouse livable so we can move in the first of the year, at which time we are going to start renovating our existing house. We’re living half the week in one house and half the week in the other. I’m also working on completing my veterinary acupuncture certification, which I really need to be studying for any free chance I get; which isn’t much.
Exercise has always been a great stress reliever for me, so I know when I don’t want to go to the gym there’s a problem. I’m also a hard-core stress-eater, so I find myself reaching for and craving crap that I wouldn’t normally eat. Feeling over-whelmed and under water also lends itself to my other favorite vice…beer. Recognizing these destructive behaviors are triggered by stress is helpful for me when trying to take back control.
I’m also trying to keep things in perspective; and I do realize these are totally first world problems. I am blessed to be able to pursue these projects even though they are creating a lot of stress in my life right now. I’m also very fortunate to have an amazing trainer and supportive gym family. When stress builds, I’m trying to remember to breathe, be grateful for the challenges and opportunities, and just keep juggling to keep all the balls in the air.