I've been teaching my oldest to cook, he's ten. So that helps on the days I have them. He helps with one meal a day and him and my toddlers help clean. But I do have the guilt for not cooking more home made meals like I used to or having energy to do crafts like I used to. I'm home full time now, running my own onlone business so hopefully being able to rest a lot will leave me with more energetic days with them. I was in school and having to drive an hour to class everyday was more draining then I realized.
The smoothies someone mentioned is a great idea. There is a produce stand down the street so I can get some great fresh stuff there and make more smoothies. That is perfect for when my ex had the kids and I don't want to cook.
I also agree with the music. Music is my muse. I'm not at person, but have been binge watching Netflix the past few days because of exhaustion. So if anyone knows any good series that would be appreciated.
I also like tedtalks on YouTube and listening to Abraham Hicks and other positive meditation and such.
I'm not having a really down day, I'm just tired and home and don't have energy to do much. I have to get a few hours of work in sometime today.
This Lyme journey is crazy. I look forward to the days to come when I get my normal energy and motivation back. I can't wait to feel like myself again.
"but I have a hard time telling them to do things I'm not doing.) So much guilt."
I'm like this with my husband...how do I tell him to pick up after himself...like put his dishes in the dishwasher..not on the counter above the dishwasher....when some days I don't do anything around the house while he works?
I know I shouldn't feel guilty...but I do.
Yes, exactly this.
And I'm still raising kids. How can I teach them what I'm not doing? On the other hand, why can't I get them to help more?