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About Time. - Carers UK Forum

About Time.

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....Or,the lack of it.Being a carer and working part-time aswell,affords me no time at all for much else.Its wearing,draining and I am sure many can relate to that feeling of having no time.I do not offer this reflection with some wisdom on Time Managment,I do not have that formula to hand.I just note the absence of time to do so so much i want to do.In the end,we muster what spare time we have,if it happens,when its there.
Hi Maxi, sympathise totally. I work 4 days and care for S. He goes to college during the week. Caring for him is pretty full on, so it's rather like I do the day-shift (school) and then the night shift (home) and of course the weekend shift too. If I didn't work, I'd go mental - but - could do with an extra day a week as like you say - there is NO time.

My priorities are; S, then my school work, then me and finally the house - so as you can imagine the house is pretty unkempt - and that does get me down, but I can't do everything ...

Melly1
Maxi and Melly - I sympathise too. Working, caring, exhaustion... I know what you mean about the house Melly, it gets me down at times. But, nobody comes to visit anyway so there is only me who sees it really!
Bless you both,and bless all carers and those they care for.Its the best of times when,for a moment of that scarce time its nice to think that,theres a lot of us out there.Time-poor carers.We are not alone.
Oh yes, Im in the working and caring group too Image

I work two and a half days, and look after my hubby who has an acquired brain injury for the rest of the time. I too would go mad if I didnt have work, but its pretty full-on and I find that when Im at work, I dont have enough hours to do everything I need to do at work; and when Im at home I dont have enough hours to do everything I need to do at home Image Image Image

And Im afraid that housework comes at the bottom of my priority list too......
Im it that group as well. On one side I think its lucky that I am self-employed but on the other its hard as I'm trying to build the businesses and care at the same time. Just joined the gym to get fitter and try to complete my goal for this year to run in the Great North Run again but then I find its everything is on top of me and I either have to miss something or do everything quickly.

Sympathy to all. Role on my super power of being able to stop time and reverse/fast forward everything.
Working, caring, exhaustion... I know what you mean about the house Melly, it gets me down at times. But, nobody comes to visit anyway so there is only me who sees it really!
Snap India Image I would go insane without work, but it means that I have little time for much apart from caring and work. Our house looks like a cross between a jumble sale and a second-hand book shop Image
I have done both and find that being a 24/7 Carer is much harder work.When I was employed, I at least enjoyed a coffee break and talking about things other than my caring role.
It must be mighty tough now though,with all the Government changes to benefits and extra forms being filled in and evidence being chased up.Anybody that manages to do both thee days has my utmost respect.
When I was employed, I at least enjoyed a coffee break
Ummm - coffee? You mean that cold brown liquid you find in the mug just before you go home? Image
Lazydaisy - Your right. Caring 24/7 is much harder than going to work. As you know, im doing both and studying....how long it will last, I don't know. Image