Schedule, schedule, schedule. And some self discipline.
It has become obvious to me that the root of many of my day to day problems is a lack of any sort of schedule or discipline or plan. Whether it's meal prep, or homeschooling, or kid behavior, or cleaning house, or projects, or exercise, or whatever, it all comes back to lack of a schedule THAT I STICK TO!!!! I am very good at making schedules, but most of them last about 2 hours.
The minute something goes astray, I throw the whole thing out the window. As soon as I hit a mental block, or don't know what to do next, I withdraw and go entertain/distract myself (computer, book, etc.) rather than power through and come out the other side.
I'm tired and need to go to bed (another issue I am going to deal with), but I will be back to this thread.
I also find that when the going gets tough, I go get distracted. I think I am going to try to work on just doing something. I have a few things scheduled for DD just so I have to have some sort of schedule. We unschool part time and she goes to a democratic school part time where it's even more unschooly than us. I am beginning to rethink whether this is a good fit or not. I like freedom, but I seem to need some sort of schedule (loose) to bounce of off or I get way too scattered. DD seems the same way.
My main problem is that I have too many things I want to improve all at once, then I go a little bananas trying to do too many things and get overwhelmed. Usually, in the end, I just let everything slide out of exasperation. I do make some headway, but it feels like a constant battle.
I am thinking this week where I want to begin. And I think it will likely be with doing the exercises in a book called "Claiming Your Self-Esteem" which also deals with codependent behaviors.