Well for me and granted I am new to CP, I take one day at a time and set weekly goals that I would like to get done and I make them realizable for me. I used to be a neat freak and I have had to let that one go.
I bought a planner so that I can keep up with my doc appointments and work and try to schedule everything somewhat spaced out so that there isnt so much on my plate in one day. I have found if I try and do to much in one day I pay the price and out for a week. As silly as it sounds I am also starting to schedule in time for rest.
It is so hard to do anything in the mornings for me because I usu dont get any sleep at night and if I do Im usu falling asleep at about 3 or 4 and have to get up at 5 to get kids off to school. So im usu trying to go back to bed in the morning if I dont have to work.
For me all I can say is God definately had a plan. I do not know how I would do it if I had kids. All of you that do get my kudos(imagine me owing with both arms raising up and down). I can't have kids due to my disease and my husband knew that when we got married. about 2 years before I got real bad we looked into adoption, but during the process, he got transferred and then I got real bad and we never transferred all the paperwork to the new state so we put it off and thank goodness. I have my 4 dogs, but they can stay home alone when I go into the hospital.
As for the day to day stuff, like Lara, I can't do more than one major thing a day. I've learned to schedule things apart and not too much in any given week. And the house I've just had to let go. I really enjoyed nesting and keeping my home up, but I just can't do it so I've learned to let it go. When we lived in Al, when I first got really bad, my husband tried to keep up with the house work but he absolutely hated it so when we moved back home to Fl, he got me help two times a month. Now between us we can keep it manageable.
And with the rest it gets done when it gets done. I feel bad about it, but it is what it is so we try to make the best of it and have fun. Just like the other day, we went out for breakfast and had some shopping to do and we got stuck in the remenents of faye. Torrential down pours and we got soaked. At one point my hubby said something about this being a pain in the neck and I said hey, at least we are out living instead of me laying in bed listening to the rain. I'd rather be out in it any day!
Post Edited (Pamela Neckpain) : 8/30/2008 10:03:00 PM (GMT-6)
Post Edited (Pamela Neckpain) : 9/3/2008 11:05:08 AM (GMT-6)