Last week, I was feeling overwhelmed.
This is nothing new.
I have been actively overwhelmed since April – probably you too, right?
But lately, I’ve been feeling particularly nervous. I have anxiety, and when it comes to fight/flight or freeze, I’m a popsicle.
Some days, just making a full daily plan is too much.
My therapist has recommended focusing on self-care, but How? When?
So I decided to create a checklist.
The first version was like 62 things long.
I want to tell you – a daily checklist with too many things on it is pointless, especially when you’re anxious. We must practice some Essentialism here.
So I created a bare-bones, simple list.
And then I decided I’d share it, in case you feel overwhelmed right now too.
Something I want to point out – this list has stars on it. There’s a reason for that.
I want you to remember that you are already doing a lot. You’re already getting a lot right. If you got a star for each time you found the blue sippy cup, or smiled at your kids, or remembered to order something your family needs, you would be sparkling like the sun.
So please don’t put more pressure on yourself with this list.
But if you are going days at a time forgetting basics like drinking water and taking your vitamins, I hope this will help.
Here is my list for now:
A LOT of us are hanging on by a thread right now.
We are dealing with a pandemic, a contentious election, homeschooling and parenting. Many of us are caring for parents or other loved ones, dealing with mental health issues, trying to help kids navigate this huge feelings of this season, dealing with lay-offs, furloughs, job loss or cut-backs and otherwise just trying to do our best in one of the most stressful times in recent history.
My hope with this free printable is that it will give you structure and get things out of your head. But I don’t want it to add more pressure in any way, so if this isn’t for you – that’s OK. And, you get an extra star for knowing that!
Grab your free printable here.
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