Much as we would like to think that we can sort out the world around us and make it the perfect place, it doesn’t always work like that.
We are human and that makes us fallible in a number of ways. One of those ways often seems to be that we underestimate the obligations we have to the rest of the world. Often intending to do so much and then wondering why we have not managed to carry out those tasks we intended.
Let’s look at why we need to slow down and accept the limitations on what we are able to do on a daily/weekly basis.
The first of these is that we need to sleep and we need to eat. Therefore, there comes a time in each and every day when we must stop what we are doing and allow ourselves time to recuperate.
For many of us, we need to work. Paying bills to keep the roof over our head is a pretty important factor for many of us. This means that for a set number of days/hours throughout the week, we are not available at home as we are at work. Whether working from home or in a workplace, we are not available to carry out tasks at home.
Familial obligations are also something that take time out of our day/week to look after children/elderly relatives.
Once you take the time for these very basic obligations out of your day/week, I am sure you will find that there are many fewer hours available than you initially thought.
This is why, when you are trying to prepare for upcoming events, you should be realistic about your expectations. Make sure to factor in all the demands on your time then add in some rest and relaxation. Burning yourself out is not going to help anyone, least of all you and the extra things that you want to get done.
It is all very well to have the intention of getting a load of fruit and making jam for your prepper pantry, it is however very time consuming. So time consuming in fact that it is not something I have managed to do on a working day. That has left the weekend which has recently been wiped out by my having covid. I therefore have a whole lot of plums, waiting to be processed when I feel fit enough. Hopefully that will be before the plums overripen and become useless.
Be kind to yourself and be realistic about your expectations. There is only so much you can do in a given time frame. Maybe we need to look at different ways of doing things which will cost us less time. Sometimes it is a false economy to do your own baking/canning when you are time limited.