So in 8 weeks I'm going back to work and the thought of it is consuming me. DH and I work together as shift workers on a rotating roster so we dont need childcare as our hours only overlap for 1 1/2 hours and both our parents are happy to help out.
It will work like this. One starts at 3am till 11am. The other starts at 10am till 6pm. So there is always someone to take DD to school and pick up from school. DS will be 7 months when I go back. My issue is that I'm an extremely organized person and feel quite anxious when things aren't organized.
I just wonder how we will cope with juggling everything.
DH is very easy going so he doesn't really get my anxiety as I've always been the one making sure school clothes are ready, lunches made, reader done, baby going down for sleeps.
I wish I could go back part time, but it's not an option.
I just need advice on how to just "let things go" and go with the flow.
Thanks for any advice xxx
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22-05-2012 08:30 #1
Stressed about going back to work!
22-05-2012 09:00 #2
Just take one day at a time! I'm a bit like you and my DH is not a routine person or very organised. I need to have a plan for everything.
It sounds like you've got it all sorted already, you just need to start doing it so you can prove to yourself it's going to be ok.
If it helps, maybe do a bit of a roster or plan for how everything is going to get done.
But basically, just have faith in yourself that you'll cope
22-05-2012 09:19 #3
Thanks so much for replying.
I did it with DD so I don't know why it's such a big deal this time round.
I guess I'm just stressing about a situation that isn't even here yet!
One day at a time is great advice!!
22-05-2012 09:25 #4
Probably a bit of fear of the unknown now that you have 2 kids to manage. If you did it once you can do it again!
Stressing about it now is only going to wind you up more so try to distract yourself. When it starts getting in your head just remind yourself that you know you can do it, you have a good plan in place and you're all a team!
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