A permanent change of station (PCS) is military jargon for "moving". Service members can receive their relocation orders anywhere from five months to as little as two weeks from when they are due to report to their new command. While relocation orders can come anytime, the peak season is between May and August, when as many as 65% of all military moves happen.
It’s a rare person these days who hasn’t experienced the feeling of being overwhelmed by the stresses of a busy life. The demands of jobs, bills, and kids often feel overwhelming, and we are challenged to manage all the priorities. Well-meaning friends or co-workers tell us to just slow down or quit trying to do so much, which seems to add to the pressure rather than help us manage it.
But just because we can’t “slow down” or “quit trying to do so much” doesn’t mean we are helpless. Here are 5 tips we use to help get overwhelm under control.
My father is 88 and still living independently in the house I grew up in. All the credit goes to him for trying to deal with the accumulated possessions of a life of travel and 50 years in his house. My brothers and I can provide emotional support in this process but have full and busy lives that prevent us from being much actual help. To say the task is overwhelming is probably an understatement.