Seriously, give it a try, I was amazed that it helped me out drastically! I would set a couple reasonable goals to achieve like 1. unload and reload dishwasher, 2. declutter for 15 minutes, 3. gather up dirty clothes and put them into washer. Then I would allow myself to ONLY check email. NO clicking on embedded links or opening web browser. Just quick scan of inbox to see if family or friends had any news. Then I'd FORCE myself to turn off computer and go back to follow up on stuff like re-emptying dishwasher, putting wet clothes into dryer, and spend quality time with DD. That would fill up the morning pretty nicely then we'd have lunch and I could geek around on the forums and flickr or whatnot until DH got home and I had to get going on figuring out dinner stuff and getting DD ready for bed. After she was asleep I might fold the dried clothes or something but mostly I'd be so relieved that i made it through another day that I'd practically run to my computer and 'plug in' to reward myself
She didn't really share this with me until I moved out and got married, but my mom never really forgave herself for not doing more. She thought she should have home schooled me. I bounced from private school to public school and back and forth again and she kept hoping the schools would come through with their promises to look out for me but blames herself for my unhappiness because it seems like she thought she wasn't a good enough advocate for me. I have hugged her and told her so many times that her unconditional love has meant more to me than the help of any teacher in school ever could. I wish she would be happy about how things have turned out. Does anyone have something similar going on in their life?
I volunteered to host our couples' Bible study, so I wouldn't just quit.
I took stuff to Plato's closet Saturday and need to take leftover rummage sale stuff to Once Upon a Child this afternoon.
Wow, your mom sounds cool, even if she didn't do everything possible, it does sound like she tried advocating for you!
So my Today list:
Clean bathroom--and I broke it down, lol!
Did scrub the toilet as soon as I got up, hehe
Put clothes in baskets/in bedroom away
Post a bunch of stuff on Freecycle
Call dentists (I'm not happy with the one we are seeing next week, he's the only ped dentist, but automatically said night-wean and here's fluoride)