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SSWaspie
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02 Mar 2014, 10:24 am

By this, I mean balancing all your roles in life.

For example: I am a mother of 2, an employee in administration at a LTC home, a spouse, a daughter, a granddaughter, and a friend (to one person, grant you); most of all I'm a human being and a person with needs of my own.

My children and my job are my highest priorities. I function very highly in those areas in terms of ensuring all necessary tasks are handed. My kids are extremely well taken care of.

However, I struggle with making sure I take care of myself, that I see my family (mother and grandparents), that I care for my relationship, that I contact my friend to see how she's doing, an etc...

I struggle day to day at work to control my thoughts and behaviours, that by the end of the day I'm exhausted. I get home and take care of my kids and by 7pm I'm wiped....

I also suffer with fibromyalgia as well, and ongoing chronic migrains (I swear there's a tumor in there but they haven't done a ct scan because they wanted to try iron which isn't working).

How do you balance your roles?



cathylynn
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02 Mar 2014, 3:25 pm

CT scans aren't indicated in migraine. you don't need the expense or the radiation exposure.



LifUlfur
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02 Mar 2014, 4:22 pm

I am a teenager and I struggle to juggle all of my two or one roles.
Without a parent or support I would probably succumb to a disease or malnutrition as I am bad at feeding myself.
Schedules help. Lots.