The 3-Goal Week
There is simply too much to do, yes?
I'm guessing almost everyone can relate to that statement. So what have you tried to make it all work?
Have you tried planners, new organization programs, goal-setting, resolutions, even apps that are supposed to help? And then you got excited about the new program and started off with a an enthusiastic bang, only to lose your resolve when things started to pile up? Yeah, me too.
It's a weekday, about 8 or 9 in the evening. You've had a long day at work, or a long day with the kids, or both. You've managed to get through the dinner hour. Everyone's fed, dishes are done, kids are bathed and off to bed, and you are finally able to relax. You have this small space of time in the evening that's yours, and you are soooo looking forward to it.
Have you noticed that anxiety seems to be more acute late at night? It is. This is particularly true if you are dealing with a problem that you haven't found a way to resolve. The truth is, anxiety is almost always worse late at night or in the early morning. Whatever bothers you during the day takes on a whole new life after you climb into bed, and then some.
Do you see yourself as a mentally healthy person?
That's one of those complex questions that usually has people either giving a super quick answer of "Yes!", because the alternative would be "No" which simply isn't an option, or you get a weak and trailing off "I'm not sure . . .", because the question is rather complex and requires some thought. It does require some thought actually, because what most of us think of as mental health is really something more along the lines of "emotional health." Here's why.