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Getting in a Routine Again/ Dogs

Sunday, August 06, 2017

I've been an absolute wreck with all the PTSD flashbacks and ensuing panic attacks and confusion that comes along with it. I'm not sleeping because of medication changes and apparently when I do sleep I toss, turn and yell. I've let it all get me out of a routine, and routines help me to actually get things accomplished during the day so today I start with step one!! Writing it out and getting up off my booty and doing it!

So I have my Morning, Afternoon and Before Bed Routines from before the kids started school. They look much different now. So I need to work on writing out what needs to be done each day at each time. I'm needing to get more active and off my bum so that I don't get sucked into the computer or memories or anything like that. I have time set aside to work on my workbook and memories, but I have things to do and need to work on them too. I spent too hours on my workbook the other day because I got sucked into it, and that was too much, left me completely drained.

So today's goals are to
emoticon Walk 1 mile. Technically it's my day off, but I didn't work out for the past two days so I think that is enough time off.
emoticon Create, print and work on my Flylady workbook of routines and checklists for my new schedule.
emoticon Update my calendar. I'm starting over on my weight loss because of all this mess that has had me down for the count and according to my calendar I'm on week 7. :(
emoticon Clean the kitchen and do the kids and DH's laundry to have them ready for the week!! I will have help from the 'minions' with this, LOL. I tease them that they are my minions and they love fussing about it, emoticon

I don't really know what else to do. I'm sure it will become apparent as the day goes by, what needs to be done. I need to work on my coping skills so either crochet or paint, I'll also be doing therapeutic yoga this evening in hopes it will help me sleep.

I need to get my work area clean and I want to make bread for the family for tomorrow. I would like to vacuum the stairs, I just don't want to put too much on myself for one day, you know? I think I'd like to work more on coming up with a plan for in the mornings than doing to much work today, I still have things I need to get done today, but I'd like to play some Uno with the kids and that kind of thing.

I think that routines are important, as long as it is not about the routine. You know it's more of a loose guideline than a rule, per se.

I'm so nervous about getting my puppy in December and I'm so praying that we will be able to - meaning that the dogs will mate and have puppies! Our little dog I'm trying to teach the girls how to do the tricks that he knows and I'm trying for delayed gratification for him, which is turning out harder than I thought. If he doesn't get his treat NOW he loses interest. I'm hoping I'm sleeping better by the time we get the puppy, I want her to sleep with me, but if I'm not in bed over half the night, how is that going to happen? Of course she will have her own bed too so I'll just put her there till I can go back to bed, but still; I need sleep.

Oh, and I need to stop drinking coffee in the morning! I'll make a pot of coffee for DH and then I'll have a cup myself. It actually does not wake me up and does not work with my Thrive. I need to stop, which will be easy during the week and once I've made it through a whole week, will be easier on the weekends. I can have a cup in the afternoon, but it messes with me if I have it first thing in the morning.

Hope you all have a GREAT Sunday!! I guess today is a planning day for me, getting everything together. I'm going to go through the calendar too.... Stay busy!
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    I'm sorry you're struggling so much. I know you can do this. Good luck. I hope you have a great day today.
    969 days ago
  • MIRA1281805
    You sound like me with more plans and things to do than you can get out of a day... I crochet myself and I also tried flylady. I've been bullet journaling. It's fun and creative. I hope you had a great day. emoticon
    970 days ago
    Don't put too much pressure on yourself. You've got this!!
    970 days ago
    I, too, need to write out some plans for success. My routines are about to change morning, noon and night, and I need to be sure I have time in there for my own needs (personal hygiene, exercise, relaxation) or else I'm going to end up gaining weight again and feeling angry all the time. Thanks for being in my "misery loves company" LOL
    970 days ago
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