.A few weeks ago I decided it was time to figure out what I was doing (that was not productive)and make some changes. I was filling my mind with all the negative stuff going on in the world, feeling overly anxious about chores that needed to get done, and not reading my Word because I just couldn't find time in my schedule. Basically I was just busy but not necessarily busy doing what's most important.
Soo how did my more positive and less busy week go?
It was actually quite nice. I might have washed dishes once that week which is a shocker for me. Our sink and trash can seems to magically fill up daily. I was much more calm and relaxed according to my husband. I took a couple naps and listened to several excellent Andy Stanley sermons from North Point Church. I started re-reading an amazing Christian book on marriage called, "Becoming the woman of his dreams," by Sharon Jaynes. I will write a post about that book soon as it was eye opening! I spent much more un-rushed quality time with my family overall which was a blessing.
I also diverted being caught up in family drama. It was like the day I said I was going to only focus on positive stuff for the week the very next day all crap hit the fan and I was bombarded by a big family blow-up that had nothing to do with me. I was actually pretty proud of the way I handled myself not getting overly involved which is extremely hard to do with my family!
Although my week was great-I mean how could I not enjoy letting most of my home responsibilities fall by the waste-side while I put together puzzles and watch "Trolls" with the girls I'm not sure I can live my life 100% that free flowing. Parenting small children requires order. With this said, I definitely have to find a balance.
I know I'm in a better mood when there is order in my life. The way my personality is set up- it's necessary, but I will definitely also try to be more in the moment too. I also realize I'm just in a wild season right now that requires more energy and hands on work...this too shall pass!
So what did I learn...
On a super positive note-
On a super real note-