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MY WORD OF THE WEEK – Stress
How’s your week been? Did you know it was mental health awareness week this week? I used to keep track of awareness weeks and promote them when I could. At the moment it’s hard enough keeping track of what day of the week it is.
Our household is not your typical household. We have four adults and three children living here. That’s seven people! But, if I’m honest, this lock down seems to be working out okay. Different sleeping patterns mean that we are not all under each others feet all the time. The younger kids get to do what they want when the older kids are not around and vice versa. At first I stressed that it wasn’t healthy, but it’s working so I’m not thinking of it as broken and I don’t want to fix it anymore. Basically, the last couple of weeks have been quite peaceful.
So why the stress?
I guess I’m feeling bored and just want to escape this house. But I can’t. Not only am I most at risk, I can’t go alone and no-one else seems willing to help me. I found somewhere nearby we could go which could be fairly quiet, but no-one else seems to want to do anything other than sit on their screens, or play their games, or get off their backsides. Yes, my family have turned into lazy slobs! The Little Man is the only one who gets any exercise in the garden and that’s not for very long. It’s not much fun playing on your own.
I’m also feeling the stress of school. The kids have done pretty well keeping up with their work. We’ve had a mixture of good and bad days/weeks which is to be expected. But, I feel the stress of making sure they are doing some work at least. Star is year 10 and can go back to school in June. But, although she wants to, the risk is high with vulnerable people at home. Also, she wants to go back on her terms, she wants to know exactly what hours she will be doing and where she will be taught. And none of that information is not forthcoming despite my asking. I guess the school don’t know themselves. But Star can’t cope with not knowing and we have just one day to decide if she is going in or not.
Maybe next week will be less stressful being half term?
Now it’s your turn, what word or phrase sums up your week this week?