Let’s start with the obvious….. House + kids + work = No Bueno!
Because the way my brain works, I cannot work for 15 minutes, make lunch for the kids and then get back to work starting off from where I stopped. I need to go back to the beginning. I forget what I was doing and I can’t remember how I got from point A to point B. And if I do manage to carve out a chunk of time and am able to get into hyper-focus, I am inevitably interrupted by the dog who needs to go out. For me, getting interrupted in a hyper-focus is like getting tazed. It makes me angry and totally screws up my flow.
While I’m working, the kids have destroyed the house, I have forgotten that I was supposed to give them schoolwork and I haven’t taken anything out of the freezer for dinner. I look around and get paralyzed by what to do next. Should I straighten up? Should I get that spreadsheet to India like I promised? Do I make the girls stop watching TV since they’ve been watching it for 4 hours? And what the hell are we eating for dinner???
(Just writing this is giving my major anxiety, FYI)
I feel like I’m doing a half-assed job at everything which is not my modus operandi.