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Stress-induced rant coming.....

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Loonytoonie Sun 29-May-11 11:41:45

I've already had an extension on a project from University (doing a post grad) and time to do all this work is at a precious minimum (have 3 children). DH is a workaholic and I rely on my parents a lot to take the little one's. I remind myself that the last academic year has been a killer, but it'll be worth it in the end. Today, I had 3 hours booked in for DH to take the little one's off somewhere, leaving me to try and write this final project (I'm struggling - it's so hard sad). DD5 has kicked off this morning, complaining that she won't wear her clothes, DH has kicked off in return and issued her with "If you don't wear them you don't come". Cue tantrum.

Guess who's upstairs now having a meltdown - tears - sadness - back to meltdown whilst DH has driven off whistling merrily. I'm sat at the desk with mounting pressure, stressed out and feeling my normally low-blood pressure creeping up and up. Can't cope with this. Another late night for me. angry

Rant over. sigh

Mollydollydoll Sun 29-May-11 11:45:06

Loony you've posted this 3 times.
Go outside scream and you'll feel better

Salmotrutta Sun 29-May-11 11:53:45

Have a good bawl, get it out of your system, then make a cup of tea/coffee.
Sit down and give yourself 10 minutes to revive.
I've been there and I know how stressful the Big Write Up is but you will get there! Break your tasks into bite-size chunks with small intervals to go and have a fag/coffee/play with the cat <insert as appropriate>.
Good luck! smile

Loonytoonie Sun 29-May-11 11:55:56

Mollydollydoll and Salmotrutta, thank you both. I will do both but scrap playing with the cat once I've had my screech outside - poor thing will leg it.
Right - kettle is on, DD is calming down upstairs, and time to break up my tasks.
Thanks again x

Salmotrutta Sun 29-May-11 11:59:35

Go girl!! grin

belgo Sun 29-May-11 12:02:47

I know the feeling! I am trying to studying today and I have all the three children around me (7,5 and 2) while dh is off running a half marathon. It is pizza from the freezer for lunch!

StellaSays Sun 29-May-11 12:11:33

When I'm stressed over work, taking a half hour walk really helps. Stride as quick and as powerfully as you can and when you get home you'll feel much more calm as well as having got rid of all the restlessness and be ready for a lovely cup of tea and some work.

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