Hey everyone! Melissa here, Tiffany’s assistant. This week I am very excited that Tiffany has allowed me to write something for you all. Here it goes…
A little bit about me; I am a single mom to an amazing 8-year-old little man. I love to crochet, and I We love this time of year. My son plays baseball, I play in an adult co-ed softball league, and we both love to watch the San Francisco Giants play. Our extra curricular activities tend to drain us of energy by the days end. I have to remind us both that we need to stop, and take a look at things one at a time, instead of as a whole. Looking at it all, one thing at a time, helps make it capable for us to handle the day a lot easier than dwelling on the hectic day as a whole.
Between his school/homework, me working, him playing baseball, me playing in an adult co-ed softball league, and whatever else life throws at us, I feel drained of energy before the day really even starts. If it were not for my daily calendar reminders, my son and I would be completely lost. I even have a reminder set to tell me to take a break. Everyday, around 3 PM I take 15 – 20 minutes and look over my tasks that need to be done, glance at my email (responding if necessary), and just relax. Like everyone else, I am human, and things don’t always go the way I’d like them to. (I have left laundry undone for weeks, only doing a load here and there so we have some clean clothes.)
Even with our already chaotic schedule, This year I decided to sign up and help coach my son’s baseball team. I know, I know. I am a lunatic. In my defense, I never thought it was going to require SO much of my personal time as it already has. I am now the definition of a “Baseball Mom”, and guess what? I LOVE IT! I would not trade this crazy life of mine for anything. Sure, there are days when I think, “There is no way I am going to be able to get this all done”. Sometimes I don’t. I am human, and trying to cram 48 hours worth of stuff to get done, will never happen in the 18-19 hours that I am awake. So, Taking a step back and looking at things 1 at a time always seems to calm me down. Even with my reminder at 3 PM, I still get caught up in the chaos that is my life.
If you are in the midst of your remodel and feeling overwhelmed from your everyday life, try stepping back and think about things for the day, one thing at a time. Don’t overwhelm yourself with everything. That will end up hindering you from actually enjoying the process. After all, a remodel should be exciting, and joyous. Not something that you regret to have even started. Remember: Rome was not built in a day.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with your remodel? Give us a call, and we can help you take your remodel one day at a time.