Thursday, September 22, 2011

Seconds from drowning.

I have a mental list and physcial materials of projects I intend to do (such as a service folder for each client so they can have copies of material we will cover) WHEN I'M CAUGHT UP IN A WEEK OR TWO. That's what I keep telling myself. But I don't think that week is coming any time soon this year.

I feel like I'm just keeping my head above water with documentations, trainings, meetings, sessions, research, reports, supervision, phone calls, emails, etc. Anyone else feel the same? Tips?

Until our next visit,


  1. only advice i have is to "just keep swimming"

    hopefully you'll get some relief soon, i feel the same right now...just barely hanging on by a thread.

  2. I am in the same boat. The referrals and other day to day stuff keep coming in, and I barely have time to breathe, let alone sit down and focus on the major things I need to do for my job. I always remind myself that I am only one person, and can only prioritize the major tasks that need to be completed.

    It also is good to create boundaries sometimes too, and hide out some place where no one can find you so you can get work done (of course let your supervisor only know what you are doing).

    Lastly, I know it sounds cliche but when the going gets tough, I always remind myself that I am lucky to have a job and some of the major perks that come along with it.

    Hang in there!

  3. I think it is kind of the life of a social worker. I am in the same boat as well. I've found that sometimes you have to draw the line and not let yourself be stretched beyond your maximum. If you don't, they will keep piling more and more on you until you crack.