The short answer to how I am surviving multitasking is BARELY. 2019 has been an extremely busy year for me. I am responsible for my mother with memory loss, I have 2 jobs, I have a boo, and I just moved to a new state to name a few. I feel like I struggle with spreading my time around and making the most of everything and spending enough time with everyone.

The thing that makes it even worse is I am not a good multitasker! I am a big picture person by nature. I am not detail oriented. I am not the type of person who can walk and chew gum well. I have had to find ways to help myself multitask and keep my sanity.

Prioritize/Make Lists

I put things that are of the most important for the day in order for the day. I am forgetful so If my boss asks me to do something, I may forget to do it if I don’t write it down. I set reminders in my phone too because I don’t want to wait until the last minute to do things. I make a list of what needs to be done and I always aim to do it before it is due. I do this so that if an emergency occurs I wont fall behind.

Delegate

I am that person who hates to take help from other people, so this one was hard for me. This was especially hard when it comes to caring for my mother. I have been the person in charge of my mothers affairs for about 7 years now, so I am very protective of her and every single decision that is made. My sister says I am controlling and so I do not like to accept help…well I have learned how to accept help in 2019. There is nothing wrong with letting people help you. I have also found that when people see you working hard and trying to do the right thing, they don’t mind helping.

Vent

Its not good to keep things in. The truth is if you aren’t a negative Nancy, people who love you will be more than happy to lend a listening ear from time to time to assure that you are in good mental health. If you don’t want to talk to anyone you know then talk to a professional. Talking is very important when you have a lot going on.

Cry And Then Get Over It

Sometimes you just have to cry. It is a way of release. I’m not a big crier, so I don’t cry often…but when I do I let it go. Things are going to go wrong. I don’t think its possible to be responsible for everything without kind of half assing something every now and again. If you need to cry then cry, but don’t cry for too long. You have to pick yourself up and keep going

Think Happy Thoughts

Some situations can seem never-ending, or as if the end is not coming anytime soon. When I get into a situation where I feel that Im laboring in vain and it will never get better, I remember that thoughts become things. If you think positively then positive things will happen! If I think to myself that my trouble won’t end THEN IT WON”T!

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The moral of the story is when things happen in life sometimes there is no time to regroup. You might just have to jump into a situation and handle it. Don’t stress yourself out. You still have to enjoy your life and that means utilizing your resources and paying attention to your feelings