A tad bit overwhelmed

Sometimes I find myself feeling overwhelmed by all of the things that I need to take care of. It’s a very annoying and helpless feeling to be honest. There are things that need to be done within very little time to get them done.

Have you ever felt like that before? That feeling is with me constantly, and there is very little that I can do in order to shake it. Each of us has a different circumstance as to why we feel this way (if you indeed do feel that). Some of us may feel this way simply because there is so much that we want to accomplish. For some of us it is simply because there are so many things that we feel that we need to do.

I own my own business, and I work there six days a week. There are no employees for me to call on to work a day if I happen to need that for whatever reason. My business does well, but it doesn’t do well enough to warrant adding the extra expense of a paid worker. That may sound harsh, and it may sound crazy, but operating in the black is a lot better than operating in the red. Hiring an employee would seriously impact my bottom line and my ability to take care of son. You see, I’m also a single father, so this family only has one income to take care of the things that need to be done.

I do the best that I can with the time that I have available to me, but sometimes there are things that I just can’t seem to make time for. My father has said again and again that he would watch my store for me if I ever need it, but I have such a hard time asking him to do that. I know that he doesn’t really like it, and he’s still a very busy man despite finally being fully retired. It causes me to feel bad if I ever have to ask him to do that, so I try hard not to.

Yes, that causes me stress, because it leads me to think on the things that I need to do but can’t due to not being able to get out of work. For example, I need to get some maintenance done on my Jeep. I need to go in for an eye exam so that I can order new glasses. Hell, it’s been almost 4 years since I last did that particular task, and it’s starting to bother me (the eye exam, not the Jeep maintenance). I should probably schedule a doctor’s appointment for a check up, as well, but I will likely do what I always do and put that off just a little bit longer.

So, yeah, a little extra time would go a long way towards reducing my stress levels, but I have such a hard time making that happen.

My friends tell me that I should hire someone. See above about affecting a bottom line. They tell me that I should close my business on a certain day every week. Again, that does affect the bottom line of my business, and that makes it really hard to justify taking that particular advice. This is especially true when the suggested days happen to be my busiest two days of the week (Saturday and Monday).


I needed to get that out.

So, here I am about to go to work. I’ll go with the intention of calling my father to ask him what day would be good for me to make multiple appointments to get things done. Will I do that? I’ll certainly try, but I almost have no doubt that something will make me not do it.

Good luck to me, eh?

Oh, and there is no mention above about everything that I need to do around my house now that it’s spring…

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