It is what I struggle with most in my life.
I tend to hyperfocus on one thing at a time. I can be tucked into bed and then fly out of it searching for the checkbook. Because I can not rest until I know where it is.
I can have a clean house, home made food, and educate the kids-but if I excel at those things I can't really DO anything else without all of the household stuff falling aside.
I have gotten better. When I used to be involved in theatrical productions, the house would fall into wreck and ruin from day one. I have now gotten to the point that it doesn't fall apart until right before the opening of the show. And then I am able to pull it back together within a week or so of opening.
Now, I have this fun fiber business, and find myself struggling with my old friend Balance again. I am finding that it really does take away from my household and family obligations every bit as much as my theatrical endeavors.
So, I need to pull back.
Because a tidy house IS important to my mental health. Feeling like my kids are getting a good education is important to me and their future. Having food that is mostly prepared by me in my own kitchen makes my whole family healthier.
I will still dye and sew, but I will have to focus on making it part of my life and not on letting it take over my life.
I also find myself struggling with screen time. Between my phone, the regular computer, and my tablet, I find that I spend several hours on an average day just looking at a screen.
To challenge myself for the next 30 days, I am gonna make Sat and Sun webfree days for myself. And, during the week, I am going to spend 1 hour or less on the web.
I think that at the end of the 30 days I will find time to get the balance that is all askew in my life.