I'm not a single mother, but for those of us who have husbands who are workaholics, it can feel like our husbands are big children who have mastered the ability to create mess and clutter. Anyone who is currently pregnant [for some reason, after pregnancy we tend to forget quickly], just LIVING is tiring sometimes and standing for 5 minutes to clean makes us dizzy and feel sick and weak. My house has gotten to the point where it will take a good day or two of hard work to get it all done, and the laundry still wouldn't be all done, it can be very frustrating at times.
Of course, I can't complain, my bills are paid and food is bought. The chores and child rearing are my entire responsibility though, which can be a heavy load at time. During the winter, some of us Canadian mothers feel that cabin fever settle in. I have been told by my doctor that I can no longer push our double stroller through the slushy sidewalks, so I have not really left the house. I went to a corner store last week I think to quickly pick up some fruit... that's it.
My personal goals for this week include the following :
1. take a warm bath
2. schedule a supper out with a friend, no children
3. clean the living room today
4. clean the dining room tomorrow [including folding all the clean laundry
5. do some dishes today
6. try to remember to be grateful for all I have, even if sometimes my responsibilities seem overwhelming
Those are the most important anyway. Let's see how many I can do today, and hopefully there won't be many left by Friday to do. I will give myself until Sunday to finish though.
What does everyone do to keep motivated? Sometimes... I feel like it's all piled up for too long and there is no hope lol