balance b/w home life and school - page 2

I'm 31, a semester away from starting nursing school and get overly stressed out with my house. I have 2 children 10 and 13, who are not much help and a "wife" I mean husband who really tries but... Read More

  1. by   sillinursin
    Quote from xt1
    I just try and live in the present moment and avoid thinking too much about what has to be done later I have less headaches this way. I FOCUS on what has to be done RIGHT NOW and I DO IT letting everything else leave my mind and give what I'm doing 100%. I organize as things happen. My general rule of thumb is to organize by: 1) Time Constrant and then by 2) What I want to do least. Because I have found that 1) you can run out of time before accomplishing tasks that need to be done before a certain time and 2) the things you want to do least are more than likely the things that NEED to be done first. Dont get me wrong I try and do everything I want to do. For instance if my show comes on tv and it comes on in 5 minutes I go watch it because it falls under 1) Time Constraints but if the show doesn't come on for an hour and I have homework to do and need to feed the dogs I'd prioritize by 1) feeding the dogs <-- because its really cold outside and god knows I'd rather stay in the house and do home work over feeding the dogs and then I'd do the homework and then watch the show when it came on. Blah... Anyway you get some idea of how I handle things.

    I completely understand and get it! I try, I really do.. I just wish sometimes like everyone else that there was more time in a day to accomplish most things. Whatever... Now, I'm just doing what I really NEED to do first and then work everything else in. Like the other day, I really had to dust the house and vacuum, do instead of studying, that's what I did and now regret it.. lol...... But happy my house is cleaner and healthier for my family.
  2. by   nurseangel47
    Contrary to popular belief, things don't grow legs and eat you if you don't clean house very well or regularly! LOL! Seriously, though, I couldn't let myself get stressed over an unsavory home environment while in nursing school with two very young children preschool age while a student....can't say that it did any long term harm to any of us who survived the backed up laundry room, the hastily gotten meals, nor the unmade beds and cute little dust bunnies underneath! Remember the saying about cobwebs and dust...it's a cute little poignant rhyme that makes mothers appreciate time spent with their small charges while they ARE little and growing up...versus housework that will ALWAYS (unfortunately!) be there to clean long after their children are grown...it's late and I'm sleepy...cannot remember the exact words to it....Relax. It's just dirt. Sometimes, a little bit of dirt won't hurt ya! (think: "good" fungus=bleu cheese dressing, aged and delicate tasting cheeses, fine wines, penicillins are good, right?! LOL!)....:roll
  3. by   sillinursin
    Quote from nurseangel47
    Contrary to popular belief, things don't grow legs and eat you if you don't clean house very well or regularly! LOL! Seriously, though, I couldn't let myself get stressed over an unsavory home environment while in nursing school with two very young children preschool age while a student....can't say that it did any long term harm to any of us who survived the backed up laundry room, the hastily gotten meals, nor the unmade beds and cute little dust bunnies underneath! Remember the saying about cobwebs and dust...it's a cute little poignant rhyme that makes mothers appreciate time spent with their small charges while they ARE little and growing up...versus housework that will ALWAYS (unfortunately!) be there to clean long after their children are grown...it's late and I'm sleepy...cannot remember the exact words to it....Relax. It's just dirt. Sometimes, a little bit of dirt won't hurt ya! (think: "good" fungus=bleu cheese dressing, aged and delicate tasting cheeses, fine wines, penicillins are good, right?! LOL!)....:roll
    LOL...love the good fungus... My husband has surprised me and has been doing more than the usual. If he doesn't like the mess, well he could clean it.. The morning thing didn't work, either... :smilecoffeecup:
  4. by   juicy_jade
    I am blessed to have a really supprtive husband. I also pick my battles as far as the house-cleaning and things like that go. My children have a few more chores, but they get a few extra rewards on my free time. Just remember to also try to take some time for yourself.
  5. by   CHATSDALE
    be glad that your husband is trying, at least he isn't the one who claims to be too busy. forgot it, too tired etc, don't redo anything he does, he will become better and you will appreciate him for the rest of your life first paycheck take him to the nicest restaurtant in townn
    housework can pile up, if school work piles up you will get hopelessly behind

    set your priorities and you will be fine

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