Get Your Act Together
I started this year with gusto and goals. I composed many lists, things to accomplish, an everything to do list, a blog topic list, and even a "great ideas" list. I subscribed to a blog about decluttering. I was even working on an organizational wonder, my "homemaking" binder, which I promise is not as ridiculous as it sounds. It is meant to be one spot to have meal plans, family calendars, to do lists, idea scribbles, and blog jottings. How do you think that is working out for me? Is my life or even my house organized yet? Not so much and no. Apparently you have to exert energy to battle entropy. (For you non nerds out there, entropy is disorder.) And apparently, I'm short on energy to exert.
What's the problem? Am I eating wrong, not sleeping enough, and do I have small children that demand so much of me that I feel like I don't get time for myself? Probably, definitely, and absolutely. Do I not have enough adult conversations in a day and spend way too much time on the Internet and social media? Very probable. Am I not spending adequate time with God? Likely. Ouch. I feel like a lot has been changing and moving in my life, a lot of great things that I have to thank God for, and yet here I am, feeling extremely disheveled and not ready to take on and succeed at all these new challenges.
|My 3.5 yr old spitfire, Isaiah
|Isaiah, 3.5 yo and Annika, 15 months
Maybe I just need an au pair? Or a mother's helper? Or to quit. Quit feeling like I should go to the gym. Quit feeling like I should get another blog written this week. Quit feeling guilty that I should have gotten more things done on my to do list. Quit feeling like I should have read my bible already today. Each time I put these feelings of what I "should" do on my self, it seems as though I'm setting myself up for failure. So maybe to not feel like a failure, I just need to quit. I really don't know the answer. I don't have a nice tidy paragraph to let everyone in on my secret to overcoming this obstacle in my life. I simply don't know how to feel as though I have got my act together. Is there a secret? Or do you just take it one day at a time and stop beating yourself up when you don't get x, y, and z done? That would probably be a good start for me, but I want to hear how you do it!
What helps you get your act together? How do you get it all done? Or don't you? Tell me your secrets to doing this motherhood thing!