101 ways to burn out as a FTWM #Truestory


Mum at Work, Mummy Stuff, The Mummy / Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
  1. Getting your little ones to wake up in the morning
  2. Getting your little ones to get in bed at night
  3. Getting your little ones to get out of bed in the morning
  4. Getting your little ones to fall asleep at night
  5. Getting yourself to fall asleep at night after a long day at work and still with 101 unfinished work that’s urgent, important and due the day before yesterday
  6. Getting your little ones to change and get ready for school in the morning
  7. Getting yourself out of bed in the morning after an all nighter working on your MBP
  8. Getting your little ones to finish their breakfast and get their shoes on
  9. Getting your little ones to stop whining about not wanting to go to school while traveling to school
  10. Getting your little ones to enter the school gate every morning
  11. Getting out of the horrific traffic from Punggol into another horrific jam in the KPE just to get to office at 8am every morning
  12. Trying to avoid the horrific traffic while sneaking a quick breakfast within Punggol and later still getting stuck in the traffic towards office… OMFG!
  13. Going through the day’s urgent, important and to do list and adding even more urgent, important and must-get-this-done-yesterday tasks into the list…
  14. Clicking through the 999 emails in the inbox and wishing to just check all and trash
  15. Getting through the day without lunch and being questioned by others why I don’t go for lunch… cos I anti-social
  16. Answering to calls I shouldn’t have picked up in the first place
  17. Picking up a call checking to see if I can make it to their event happening tomorrow with the invite sent 10 mins ago which drowned in the sea of 999 others…
  18. Getting the little ones to eat their dinner and to move their hands to feed and move their jaws to chew their food….
  19. Getting myself to eat dinner in peace
  20. Getting the little ones to do their homework…
  21. …. practice their spelling and chinese characters…
  22. Checking ClassDojo app for reminders from teachers in school…
  23. Checking the announcement apps for latest letter from school…
  24. Checking their communication book for any letters/ notes from teachers…
  25. Checking their other communication book for any notes/ messages from teachers… WTH?! Can’t they just have ONE communication channel???
  26. Wait no toilet paper in the office already???
  27. Catching up with the little ones to see if they are doing alright in school…
  28. Listening to their very long and interesting yet comical stories of the day in the life as a P1 and K1…
  29. Explaining the concept of failing and learning to the little one….
  30. Learning how to better teach the little one how to overcome their fear and emotions…
  31. Learning how to more effectively get my own emotions and mental state settled for what’s to come…
  32. Try not to make my problems other people’s problem… Ending up taking on others problems making them mine…
  33. Thinking about the 101 ways to groom and grow an effective agency…
  34. Stopping myself from overthinking and overdoing…
  35. Learning to break big tasks to smaller ones….
  36. Understanding what exactly is that magic strategy the client keep asking even when we’ve presented to them the 101 strategies available…
  37. Fluffing cos clients prefers cotton candies instead of raw sugar.
  38. Thinking of ways to best engage the little ones over weekend so that I can sneak time to clear the 999 emails and 1001 to do lists…
  39. Battling with mother’s guilt
  40. Bringing the little ones out alone and …. Mummy i want to go toilet… I need to go uh-uh…. i thiink i want to vomit…. Mummy I need to go toilet again…. repeats cycle every 20 mins…
  41. Getting call from school telling you your little one is down with fever….
  42. Getting another call from new lead for a proposal… knowing very well you’re out of control by accepting to take it on… and you still did…
  43. Getting pinged from partner telling you there’s another potential lead and you telling him no more… but still take it on… #sure.can.handle.lah
  44. Checking the growing to do list afraid I missed some others out…
  45. Shit I haven’t submitted that urgent _____ to the government leh! Jia lat liao!…
  46. Getting your team at work to help clear my 1001 tasks for me and discovering I need to help them with their 101 tasks too….
  47. OMG…. Ok 101 ways is really over lah…. but I’m seriously just so so tired right now… instead of working on what i needed to, i choose to type this mind dump piece here because too long a rant for FB.
  48. Back to work… with my half closed eyes… wait… i really cannot do this right now.

KO.

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