Today a client told me she is overwhelmed. She works full time owning her own business. She lives alone and does the housekeeping, cooking and shopping. She is taking a significant exam to go back to school and needs to study. She is on a special eating plan and has to prepare enough food on Sundays to last through the week.
We explored ways she could have a couple of hours away from these demands. Hiking, swimming in a lake, taking a drive, having coffee with a friend. It was not easy for her to focus on this and I am eager to hear what she did next week.
As she was departing, I told her that I had awakened during the night and discovered I was really looking forward to cleaning my house today. It is a contrast to work and membership responsibilities. I was going to be alone. For me, having the time to do a regular task at my own pace and be able to visualize some of the results of my work, was something to look forward to.
She left concerned about me. I did well.