I had a good session with the psychologist today. This is especially good because I have been dreading this as I knew we were beginning a new topic I didn't want to deal with today. But I feel so good I was able to handle it well and to focus, and those things made it a better session.
Somewhere in there I started to listen to myself. I was talking about how I have been so terrified lately because it has seemed too much that there may not be many more treatment options, I'm trying meds that have been scarily unsuccessful before and will have to determine at what point to quit something that helps, and that it has been very hard because I took a job that is much easier, reduced my drive time, etc. and I still have felt so overwhelmed. All of this is true.
But now suddenly I am not so freaked out. I realized why while I was talking; I'm starting to change how I'm doing things and to accept that my energy is even lower. I'm starting to restrict what I take on at home. I looked at my pay stub today and realized that I am working more like 73-75 hours per pay period and that financially this is OK and I need to accept it is better and that 40 hours is just arbitrary (obviously this is a benefit of my job).
I got home after doing today's "one thing" (picking up pet food, which now costs double what it did before the recalls-ugh), and was dismayed as per usual by my house. Cleaning as much as I can does not do enough and I can't stand the noise of the vaccuum. I also get totally exhausted trying to clean my kitchen floor.
I've thought about a cleaning service before, but have been embarrassed. I also struggle with paranoia about people getting into my things (not that I have anything to get into). So I made a decision tonight. That is something it is time to work on. It is time to get help. What I really need is someone who comes on the day trash goes out, does some general cleaning, and puts the trash out (something difficult for me). I know there is a company in the City that does this but I don't know if there is anything similar in Cow Pastureville. I'd rather do this through someone who does it as a caregiving service than through Me*rr*y Ma*ids if I can because then I will feel less guilty on the days that things are totally horrid.
So that's my summer goal, to decide I CAN do this.