I am pretty sure most, if not all of you can agree that life gets crazy.
You feel like you need 5 (or more) extra hours or 2 (or more) extra hands!
I have given birth to my 3rd amazing blessing since I have been MIA - my 3rd sweet boy!
Whether is the loss or change of a job
The beginning or ending of a relationship
The list goes on!
It has been a little bit of a challenge adjusting...getting everything done on my own everyday - I have unexpectedly become a single parent with a 14 year old, a 2.5 year old & a 3 week old. I have also been left without a vehicle while still running AOE Ministries with Tanika. I have been surrounded by some amazing people that I continually Thank God for!
It takes a village!
This article relates to me quite a bit - Money Saving Mom, I have a nursing baby & a toddler!
And then I re-read a story about a professor who held up a jar of rocks to his class. He asked them, is this jar full? They all agreed that it was. Then he took a bag of small pebbles and poured it into the jar. The pebbles filled in the space around the jar and he asked, now is it full? Everyone again said yes. He then took a bag of sand and poured it into the jar. The sand filtered through the rocks and pebbles until all the space was filled. What about now, he asked, do you think it is full? For the third time the class said yes. Finally he took a pitcher of water and poured the water into the jar until it was all the way to the brim and began spilling over the top. Now, he said, we can say the jar is really full. He then asked his class an important question: Do you think, he said, if I had started with the water, then the sand, and then the pebbles, there would still be room for the rocks?"
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This is such an easy principle to lose sight of when raising young children. I have to continually remind myself that above being a business owner, volunteer, house cleaner, food preparer, friend, designer - I am a wife and a mommy. And those two things should always come first. Even being managing my time."Head over to The Flies Blend for the full article.
For me this would be God, my boys, AOE Ministries, etc. I am also really bad at making time for myself, however over the years I have come to realize that I NEED to! Working out not only has health benefits but can help with stress & so much more! I worked out today for the 1st time in what seems like FOREVER!!! Even sneaking 30 minutes was challenging but something I really need to do - the basket of laundry can wait for a minute!
The list of things I want and need to do is always much longer than the list of things I actually accomplish. I can’t do it all. I wish I could. I am constantly striving. But at the end of the day, I’m usually just a girl who drops more balls than I catch.
And I’m okay with that. Either you learn to thrive or it all falls apart.
Thriving does not, of course, equal perfection. My house is not always clean, my kids not always well-behaved, my laundry piles up, our bills are sometimes late, and occasionally we eat cold cereal for dinner. The overachiever in me gets frustrated by these failures, but the eternal optimist keeps hoping that someday it will all come together.
Until it does, here are ten tips for squeezing the most quality time out of every day"
Read more at http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/2011/02/16/10-tips-for-getting-more-done-each-day/#Q3mU0MYmswwplDrH.99
Life is short...