This morning, I was laying in bed trying to summon the courage to get up so I could begin my day...have you ever been there? Laying in bed, I thought of all the things that needed to be done, and I just wanted to roll back over and cover my head with the blanket! It seemed my mind never stopped thinking...
- clear off the island in kitchen (wish I could go to an island!)
- clear off kitchen table
- sweep kitchen floor
- clear off counter by phone
- vacuum family room floor
- begin washing clothing
- work on programming for tomorrow night
- work on programming for tomorrow afternoon
- work on programming for tonight!
- work on programming for Sunday morning at a church
- return a phone call
- make bed
- pick up living room
- have Kayli scoop kitty litter
- what's for supper?
- what's for breakfast?
- and the list goes on...
This is what was going on in my head as I laid in bed. One of my biggest struggles is...finding balance between my business and my home. This is what I mean: it's either all about my business/ministry or it's all about my home and family. I have struggled for years with this. How do I find balance in my chaotic times? I've worked on routines (remember my wonderful Home Management Guide?) Sticking to a routine if very hard for me...but, I think this is part of the answer. I need to quit making excuses why I 'can't' find balance and work at bringing balance to my life.
My business is starting to pick up for a while, meaning more planning time and practice time is needed. In the past, my home became so terribly neglected. I really believe we could have been on that "Hoarders" show. How embarrassing!
I cannot let all the work I've done in the past 2 months become 'un-done'. It just cannot happen! So...I'll ask again: how do I find balance in my chaotic times? I know...get the family more involved...I have tried, but have been very unsuccessful. I have never been a disciplined person...whatever comes our way, go with it. "It's easier if I just do it". "I've asked them 3 times, and they don't even 'remember'". But, today, I am declaring WAR against the distractions of the enemy! I will NOT be distracted from making, and sticking to, my routines...I will NOT be distracted from getting my family more involved! I can and will find balance and have more peace in my spirit!
Proverbs 16:3 says, "Commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed." This is a promise from GOD and I know He keeps His promises!
So, today, amidst planning for tonights' program, cleaning up what has become 'un-done', working on routines for the whole family, and more...I commit all these plans to the Lord...and the WILL succeed...and I WILL finally...find balance!
Please share with me how YOU find balance in your life. Do you work with routines? A Home Management Guide type book? What works for you? I am a willing learner! Thanks for reading this long post, but it's been on my heart for months...