๐Ÿคบ Working Through Overwhelm โœ”๏ธ

Working with the list of things to do and things on my mind from the last post:

Adult Stuff: Medical Form to Fax ๐ŸŽ‰, Insurance Form to Fax ๐ŸŽ‰, Additional ID Source to Get Before Appointment for Licence (Tried to Log In but Security Shut Out)… bait cockroaches every two months ๐ŸŽ‰ , bathe dogs when they scratch ๐ŸŽ‰ wash their bedding Sunday and Thursday ๐ŸŽ‰ , poison slugs ongoing during dry weeks ๐ŸŽ‰ .

Building Stuff: Mosquito Netting on Patio, Mosquito Netting by Pond, Drip Irrigation for Hedges, Filter for Gutter

Farm Stuff: Watering, Lawn, Fertilizing Hedges, Prune Veggies, Transplant, Build More Garden Beds, Mulch, Tidy Paths, Pathway Edging, Large Back Pond, Small Side Pond, New Pond, Aquaponic System Switch, Mushroom Logs, Bonsai Area, Water System, Watermellon Trial Locations, Moss Garden, Weed Rasberry, Weed Ginger, Set Up Compost System, Source Clemintine Trees, Research Wasabi Root

Minimalist Stuff: Declutter: 1. Office, 2. Closet 1, 3. Closet 2, 4. Green House, 5. Green House 2, 6. Patio, 7. Chicken Coopย 8. Bathroom, 9. Kitchen 10. Clean Windows

Personal Stuff: 1. Cello, 2. Piano, 3. Time with Child, ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ 4. Meal Planning, 5. Cleaning Routine, 6. Exercise, ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ 7. Writing, 8. Art Projects, 9. Reading

Responsibilities: 1. Care for 5-Year-Old, 2. Care for 2-Year-Old, 3. Clean Dishes, 4. Prep Meals, 5. Watch Fish, 6. Feed Dogs, ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ 7. Let Out Chickens, 8. Put Away Chickens, 9. Feed Chickens, 10. Wash Dogs, 11. Shush Dogs, 12. Educate 5-Year-Old, ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ 13. Prep 2-Year Old for school, ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ 14. PCIT Training Each Day, 15. Reading with Kids, 16. Doing Laundry, 17. Pick Up from School, 18. Drop Off from School, 19. Constant Emails from School, ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ 20. Sending Photos and taking Calls from Husband, ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ 21. Picking Up and Dropping Off Dad and Sister from Airport.

Extra Issues: 47. Fixing pond leak, ๐ŸŽ‰ 48. fixing pond flow rate, ๐ŸŽ‰ 49. wondering if husband will move to my state or buy home in his state,๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ 50. wondering how daughter will adjust to school, ๐ŸŽ‰ 51. wondering if Iโ€™m doing the right things in life, 52. wondering what my purpose is,๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ 53. struggling to get along well with dad. ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ

Pandemic Issues: 54. ethical questioning if I owe others to get vaccinated, ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ 55. needing masks, ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ 56. remembering masks, 57. needing to wash kids mask, ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ 58. needing to answer questions to kids about COVID again and again, ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ 59. needing to remind kid about mask, ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ 60. fighting with family about COVID, ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ 61. fighting with kids to wear mask, ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ 62. hating COVID, ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ 63. hating government, ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ 64. hating hating COVID, ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ 65. hating hating government, ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ 66. hating COVID opinion shouting, ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ 67. hating the waiting feeling, 68. hating not knowing if things will ever really go back to being non-germaphobic again. 69. hating the stress of COVID with little kids together. ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ

Philosophical issues: Separation Anxiety 69. Am I doing enough to help others, ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ 70. am I a decent person, 71. does it matter what an individual does, ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ 72. does life go on, ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ 73. is there more life in the galaxy, ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ 74. will we leave Earth soon for Mars ext, ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ 75. should I be more patient or am I right to be who I am as I am, ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ76. what meaning should I ascribe to my life, 77. am I living fully, 78. do I need to exercise for health or is it a waste of time when healthy, ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ 79. should I be eating meat or not ethically, ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ 80. should I be doing more for the environment, ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ 81. should I be doing more for orphans, ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ 82. should I have written a book as I committed to doing, ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ 83. am I pushing myself too hard or not enough?

Doing some stuff today and letting go of a lot mentally because I see how it isn’t helping or fun or necessary to think about all the things “other people/family/the news says to think about”, it becomes:

Adult Stuff: Additional ID Source to Get Before Appointment for Licence (Done for now: bait cockroaches every two months, bathe dogs when they scratch, wash their bedding Sunday and Thursday, poison slugs ongoing during dry weeks.)

Responsibilities: 1. Care for 5-Year-Old, 2. Care for 2-Year-Old, 3. Clean Dishes, 4. Prep Meals, 5. Watch Fish, 6. Let Out Chickens, 7. Put Away and Feed Chickens, 8. Wash Dogs, 9. Shush Dogs, 10. PCIT Training Each Day, 11. Reading with Kids, 12. Doing Laundry, 13. Pick Up from School, 14. Drop Off from School, 15. Picking Up and Dropping Off Dad and Sister from Airport.

Minimalist Stuff: Declutter: 1. Office, 2. Closet 1, 3. Closet 2, 4. Green House, 5. Green House 2, 6. Patio, 7. Chicken Coop 8. Bathroom, 9. Kitchen 10. Clean Windows

Pandemic Issues: 1. remembering masks, 2. hating the waiting feeling, ๐Ÿ”ฅ 3. hating not knowing if things will ever really go back to being non-germaphobic again. ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Personal Stuff: 1. Cello, 2. Piano, 3. Meal Planning, 4. Cleaning Routine, 5. Writing, 6. Art Projects, 7. Reading

Philosophical issues: 1. Separation Anxiety 2. am I a decent person? 3. what meaning should I ascribe to my life? 4. am I living fully? 5. am I pushing myself too hard or not enough? 6. wondering if Iโ€™m doing the right things in life?

Farm Stuff: Watering, Lawn, Fertilizing Hedges, Prune Veggies, Transplant, Build More Garden Beds, Mulch, Tidy Paths, Pathway Edging, Large Back Pond, Small Side Pond, New Pond, Aquaponic System Switch, Mushroom Logs, Bonsai Area, Water System, Watermellon Trial Locations, Moss Garden, Weed Rasberry, Weed Ginger, Set Up Compost System, Source Clemintine Trees, Research Wasabi Root

Building Stuff: Mosquito Netting on Patio, Mosquito Netting by Pond, Drip Irrigation for Hedges, Filter for Gutter

Then letting go as much as I can of all pandemic stress, which I just don’t want to give any more energy to:

Adult Stuff: 1. Additional ID Source to Get Before Appointment for Licence, 2. Clean Windows (Done for now: A. bait cockroaches every two months, B. bathe dogs when they scratch, C. wash their bedding Sunday and Thursday, D. poison slugs ongoing during dry weeks.)

Responsibilities: 1. Care for kids, 2. Foodservice 3. Feed Fish, 4. Chicken Feed and Cooping, 5. Dog Wash and Shush, 6. Playtime with kids, 7. Reading with Kids, 8. Laundry, 9. School Transport 10. Airport transport. 11. Remember mask.

Minimalist Stuff: Declutter: 1. Office, 2. Closets, 3. Green Houses, 4. Patio, 5. Chicken Coop 6. Bathrooms, 7. Kitchen

Personal Stuff: 1. Cello, 2. Piano, 3. Meal Planning, 4. Cleaning Routine, 5. Writing, 6. Art Projects, 7. Reading

Mindfulness: 1. Separation Anxiety 2. am I a decent person? 3. what meaning should I ascribe to my life? 4. am I living fully? 5. am I pushing myself too hard or not enough? 6. wondering if Iโ€™m doing the right things in life?

Farm Stuff: 1. Watering, 2. Lawn, 3. Fertilizing Hedges/Drip System, 5. Prune, 6. Transplant, 7. Build More Garden Beds, 8. Mulch, 9. Tidy Paths, 10. Pathway Edging, 11. Ponds, 12. Aquaponic System Switch, Mushroom Logs, Bonsai Area, Water System, Watermellon Trial Locations, Moss Garden, Weed, Compost, Buy Clemintine Trees, Research Wasabi Root

Home Improvement Stuff: Mosquito Netting on Patio, Mosquito Netting by Pond, Filter for Gutter

So now I can make a note of the list and a shorter list as well:

Priority Stuff: Get Additional ID Source to Get Before Appointment for Licence, clean windows, play with kids, declutter office, play cello, ask if I’m living fully?, water plants.

So, adding two notes to Google Keep, a master to do and a pinned shorter to do… using bitmoji for pictures.

This last step is important, bridging what I want to do and what I can remember I want to do in real life is important.

So I’ll keep trying to build my hard habits and get through my tasks and maybe I’ll try to wake up earlier to check into the master list and move things from the master list to the priority list as possible.

Just doing this exercise has made me feel more on top of things, it motivated me to get the faxes out that needed to go out and so I see that right now when I have a minute I can clean windows or play cello to make progress towards my overall goals of a well-balanced life and/or a clean organized home.

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