Jan 4, 2023 (Podcast Shorts)

In this Podcast Shorts, I will discuss my New Year’s Resolutions. My podcast is under two minutes, I’m calling it Podcast Shorts. Here’s the link below:

https://anchor.fm/alexandra-mars1/episodes/Jan-2–2023-New-Years-Resolutions-e1t333c

Dec 26, 2022

Did I accomplish my goal​ of keeping Christmas Chaos away? Last week, I discussed my goal of preventing chaos in my kitchen by washing my dishes regularly.

Here’s the link below:

https://anchor.fm/alexandra-mars1/episodes/Dec-26–2022-e1sokfb

Did I accomplish my goal of keeping Christmas Chaos away? Last week, I discussed my goal of preventing chaos in my kitchen by washing my dishes regularly.

Yes, I did for the first week.

On Christmas weekend, it was bitter cold and blizzard conditions slammed into my area changing my Christmas plans. This year, I am blessed to have two Christmas celebrations. We had a nice Christmas dinner and enjoyed watching Christmas movies on Christmas Day. It wasn’t stressful and drama free.

Before Christmas weekend; it was a hectic week for my household. With a blizzard, running last minutes errands, me dealing with low iron, and extra appointments. It was chaotic. I found the strength to persevere.

By the end of the day, I was exhausted. When I looked at the counter, my dirty glasses taunted me. In ADD fashion. I ignored them. Oblivious to their existence. So, I chose to focus on working on a hot spot, the kitchen table. I sorted through items, and mail, and put things back in their designated places.

I had already decided if the dishes weren’t done by Friday. Friday was the deadline for the dirty dishes and the main priority that day.

Friday came along with the blizzard and there was nothing else for me to do. And so that morning, I decided to wash dishes. Because I didn’t want to wash a whole bunch of dishes on Christmas Eve.

Once I got the dishes all caught up, I was able to stay on top of the dishes during Christmas weekend. And that created a stress-free, drama-free environment. I enjoyed Christmas with my family which was wonderful. And today, waking up to a nice clean kitchen was a tremendous feeling.

Now, I’ll just stay on top of things, by staying in my routine with the dishes, when there’s a pile, and monitoring the hot zone, my kitchen table. the main celebration for Christmas is this weekend, which is New Year’s weekend.

How did you manage Christmas Chaos this year? I would love to read about it in the comment section below.

Nov 15, 2022

The last few days have been rough, and my life is crazy at the moment. There are times I just want to go outside to scream my head off to release my emotions. ​

Here’s the link if you prefer to listen:

https://anchor.fm/alexandra-mars1/episodes/Nov-15–2022-e1qrsk7

The last few days have been rough, and my life is crazy at the moment. There are times I just want to go outside to scream my head off to release my emotions.

The pressure is building and hearing my internal teapot of emotions is beginning to boil. ADD is brewing, and waiting for a release. It has taken me a lot of years to recognize my triggers.

Until my stress and craziness go away, I will be dealing with the pressure, and I want to prevent a meltdown,

I will be exercising again, that’s a wonderful way to release the pressure, express my emotions, pray, and trust in God.

Keeping everything bottled up isn’t good for me, and it causes meltdowns.

People with ADHD/ADD need to express their thoughts and emotions. It is one of the best ways to prevent meltdowns, besides getting plenty of sleep, and eating. A lack of sleep and being hungry and thirsty can bring on a meltdown.

That’s what I have learned in dealing with ADD.

Sunday Talk with Alexandra Mars Oct 16, 2022

Please note, I had to break the main segment into two parts. I will be discussing how I edited my work in the main segment and the welcoming segment, I will be talking about my health.

https://anchor.fm/alexandra-mars1/episodes/Sunday-Talk-with-Alexandra-Mars-Oct-16–2022-e1pc0nm

July 13, 2022

Hello, I wanted to give a quick update about what is happening. Right now, I am being treated for H. Pylori, which is a stomach infection. H. Pylori is bacteria left untreated can cause stomach cancer and other issues like anemia for some people.

How is this treated? I’m on two antibiotics and a stomach medicine to reduce my stomach acid. It is tricky to take these additional meds with my regular medication. So, I am spacing out all of my meds, allowing my stomach to absorb my medicine. Drinking a lot of pro antibiotics drinks is helping me with the side effects.

I’m feeling better and seeing improvements in my stomach. I noticed that my appetite has returned. Another thing my concentration is back. My ability to focus has improved, now I am working longer on my writing and editing.

Unfortunately, the side effects are not fun. A lot of food has a weird taste or is just plain yucky. That sticks. Hey! Ice cream tastes great! Being on antibiotics can bring out the ADD and that’s tricky. I am dealing with insomnia, being tired, and taking forever to go to sleep. It will be worth it in the end, I will get my life back.

If you have questions, just ask me in the comments section.

Thank you for reading and have a great day!

Sincerely, Alexandra Mars

May 16, 2022

I’ve been improving my editing skills by reading books on how to edit. Then using the techniques I learned, bybputting them into practice.

It has been difficult. I’m learning to see my manuscript in my readers’ eyes and using these techniques that I’ve never used before. It can be very overwhelming and very discouraging. Sometimes, I just wanna walk away.

I’m committed.

When I get discouraged or overwhelmed that is when the ADD kicks in and I become very easily distracted by different things. That can be such a frustrating experience.

So how do I deal with the frustration? I take a short break, work on another project, or provide time for my mind to rest, allowing my creative juices to rejuvenate.

I am making a lot of progress on my manuscript and I see it coming together in the way that I want.