@deniseactive 5 hours, 46 minutes ago
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- Oct 6, 2015 at 5:46 pm #86901
- Oct 6, 2015 at 3:27 pm #86900
Hi @tamara! It’s great to hear from you.
I’ve contemplated running away many times.
I think it’s awful to feel burnt out but it’s doubly awful when you also know you can’t leave for what would really help–vacation.
When I’m burnt out, I want to take a break from taking care. I wonder if you could ask your kids and husband to give you a night off? Perhaps you could take an hour or two off one night to watch your favorite movie, read a book, enjoy some time uninterrupted. You also can ask them to take care of themselves–just for a few hours–so that you don’t come back from your break with more work.
If this works, perhaps it’s something you can do for yourself every week. Give yourself the night off behind closed doors while everyone else takes care of what needs to be taken care off.
Why not reach out to a family member or friend? Check in with them, see how they’re doing. If they’ve offered help in the past, let them know you’d like to take them up on their offer. Delegate a task–like an errand or a meal–that’s easy to complete.
What do you think?
- Oct 4, 2015 at 8:02 pm #86840
- Oct 2, 2015 at 3:34 pm #86757
- Sep 29, 2015 at 5:59 am #86677
- Sep 26, 2015 at 7:43 am #86606
Oh, Goldie, that is devastating. I will definitely add your family to my prayers. Please keep us posted as you can.
- Sep 24, 2015 at 7:01 pm #86559
I’m grateful for the gift of time. A gig ended four hours earlier than expected which meant I could get my nails done (I have a corporate gig tomorrow so always try to look as polished (pun intended) as possible and visit my parents. I also arrived home at a decent hour which meant I could relax a bit. I watched the Pope make his way down Fifth Avenue!
- Sep 23, 2015 at 8:35 pm #86533
I’m grateful I made it through a long and challenging day. It’s a relief, actually.
- Sep 22, 2015 at 12:21 pm #86475
I’m grateful to Whole Foods because I just won a $500 gift card at one of their stores! I was wheeling my cart out of the store after making my purchase when a group of employees surrounded me, threw confetti at me, gave me flowers, and presented me with a gift card. I actually have no idea why I won (something about something on the cart I picked) but no one ran after me to take back the gift card so I guess it’s mine. I posed for some pictures, silently swore about my appearance and then headed on my way. I was still in shock getting into my car when two more employees ran after me. It was the CEO and an employee with a camera. I posed for another photo with the Whole Foods CEO, thanked him profusely between my open-jaw amazement and then really got in my car to drive away. Wow.
- Sep 21, 2015 at 7:31 pm #86433
I’m grateful for all of you and all that you share and give every day. I love getting to know each of you!
- Sep 21, 2015 at 7:30 pm #86432
- Sep 20, 2015 at 4:14 pm #86339
I can’t disagree with you, @trixie.
I think the transplant team runs a patient through a extensive amount of testing, including psychological so that someone who can care for himself/herself receives the organ.
I often wonder about where our choices land as to our caree’s length of life. Our medical advances are simply amazing. Sometimes, though, I think we have too much choice and control over what was once a natural event–death. It can incorrectly feel like our decisions cause a death. Death happens because it’s a natural end to life.
- Sep 20, 2015 at 8:42 am #86318
I was kind to Sibling and her husband, who stopped to see my mom. I probably haven’t seen Sibling in two months or so. I was gracious while I chatted with them while quick to make my exit.
- Sep 26, 2015 at 7:50 am #86608
- Sep 21, 2015 at 7:28 pm #86431