Weekend Warriors: March Stress Less

It's  Weekend Warriors weekend!
Do you ever feel like you are drowning under the massive "to do" list?
I sure do...like a lot! I always remember reading a blog post from my friend Melissa as First Grade Smiles about how she can only keep so many things on her plate at once. If I'm working really hard on a product then my house is a wreck. If my house is sorta clean then I have accomplished nothing in tpt world. If we do something out and about as a family then tpt and the house go down the drain. It's an endless cycle! And do I handle it with grace and ease? Nope! 
But I do try to manage my stress!

I do "try" to prioritize though. First and foremost are my children. 
Their activities, wants and a needs come above all else. 
And believe me they have lots of needs! 
So if this means a product doesn't get done in the one week 
I'd like it to then I just have to accept that. 
Acceptance isn't always easy, but I'm working on it!
In poking around Pinterest I found this great little list!
I gave myself a pat on the back because I do a lot of these things! 
Also I highly recommend having a husband who doesn't have the word stress in his vocabulary.
Josh is insanely laid back. So we balance each other out. Or he just thinks I'm crazy! 
But he's really good at #8 on that list!

If all else fails I have theses two awesome friends I call upon.
They are called ice cream and wine!
This here is truly heaven on Earth!
It's 8:00 a.m. here and I could totally go have a scoop just thinking about it!
My mouth is literally watering!
And then there is always Pinot Grigio to cure the stress!

I leave you with this cute little poster I found in my "research" (ha)!
Lots of great ideas!
Some is just plain old common sense, but a friendly reminder always helps!

Be sure to visit my fellow warriors!


  1. I am going to use that 50 ways to take a break poster! Good idea!

    Crayons and Whimsy

  2. Thanks for the laugh I needed today Deirdre! This is a great post! What you said about your plate being full describes my life right now too! Glad to know I'm not alone!

    Creative Lesson Cafe

  3. I love that last poster. Thanks for sharing that. I need to make a list of things that help me. I must remember to use it as I often forget how to take a deep breath.

    My Second Sense


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