Do you ever get to certain points in your day and just feel totally frazzled and feel like you need to step back, sit down and regroup?
I often get to feeling this way if I have been overscheduling myself and I have been running around from here to there without a break for too long.
For this reason I try to only schedule one activity/appointment outside of the house per day. If I need to go and do some shopping - then that is our activity for the day.
I do have to be careful about how much I 'do' at home as well however, if I start getting involved in too many sewing projects/cooking projects/brilliant ideas at the time - I can start to feel overwhelmed as well.
I realised a while ago that overscheduling leaves me feeling this way and was able to implement this 'rule' as such.
However, I have started to realise recently that inside my head can get a little frazzled as well when I am trying to concentrate on too many things at once.
For example; if I am at a meeting and also need to look after the little one at the same time - I find I worry about him getting into mischief and then I can't follow the line of conversation. It makes me feel completely drained!
When I come away from these situations I have trouble regrouping. I replay scenarios in my head and worry about things I have said. We live in a 2-degree of separation type of town and I worry about whether something I have say may have offended anyone even remotely.
I think that since having a baby my internal filing system is a bit out of what and all of the information I have processed just floats around in my brain for a while annoying me.
THe only solution I have is some quiet time away with a magazine and a cup of tea - a little bit of meditative time - if the child allows...
Listening to some nice quiet music can also help....
As can a lovely home cooked meal and some happy time with the family...
Do you have any tips on how you regroup yourself after feeling frazzled adn overwhelmed?