I have a new plan to reduce my stress and anxiety:
First, I’m going write it out. So, expect to see some more of my thoughts on our possible embryo adoption.
Second, to reduce some of the problems with work we are asking our temporary nanny to work 4 days a week, not 3. At least for the next month or two.
Third, I am reducing my workload going forward. I have to finish up my current commitments, but I am going to be more selective with projects I accept in the future. I want to get back to working 3 days a week, not 4-5 days a week. My fear of not having enough work/income is not greater then my fear of missing experiencing Baby MPB growing up – so, I have pretty good motivation to work less. This rests solely on me, but I think I can do it.
Fourth, we are looking into day cares or day homes. I really want to keep Baby MPB at home for 1 year, but that just might not be possible. Socialization has it’s benefits so it’s not all bad.
Fifth, I found new cleaners (after I fired the one we just hired since she became pretty unreliable). This takes one thing off my to-do list.
Sixth, I’m dragging Mr. MPB for a lunch date once every 2 weeks. I’m sticking with the lunch date idea because we can do it while a nanny is with Baby MPB. Couple time isn’t a bad thing, and honestly, it’s probably something we really need right now.
Seventh, I’m still hoping for a cancellation appointment with my councilor. I hate that one of my strategies is based in hope as I’d much rather just have a date and a concrete plan. But, hope is better then nothing.
If anyone has any other suggestions, I’m all ears!
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