Well, it’s that time of year again... (And no, I don’t mean it’s time for more holiday advice. Not today!)
Last week, I showed you how to use my Postpartum Support Matrix worksheet to help you determine where you need extra help right now and over the long term.
This week, I’m showing you the next step: How to manage it all and make sure everything is getting done, even if it’s not you doing every single thing.
(And, in doing this, if you discover that it IS you doing every single thing, you’ll also discover how to pass those things off to someone else.)
One of the most common things I hear from new moms is that they suddenly feel like there are so many more things they have to do now. The chores seem to multiply literally overnight!
But you can totally handle it like a boss. Here’s how.
Are you a new mom or dad that feels like you’re doing too much and can’t keep up?
Are you so overwhelmed or exhausted that you can’t even think of what to delegate when people ask how they can help?
Or, maybe asking people for help just feels too hard, but you’d love to try to let yourself off the hook a little?
I get it. Completely.
For one thing, as a mom, I’ve been there myself. For another, this is something that comes up in my therapy practice ALL the time.
That’s why I created two tools that can help. You can download both of them here.
For years, I'd say the worst question anyone could ask me is "What's for dinner?"
I know I'm not alone in this. Whether you love to cook or not, it's the deciding what to make that is the most exhausting. And it's only made worse when it's followed by groans of "Ew, not that again...."
Now, there are a variety of ways to solve this problem in our modern world.