Raise your hand if you feel like you're on a life long quest to find balance in life. Do you notice I always ask you to raise your hand when I need people on my team?? Ha! It feels like every couple of months I circle back to a desperate need to find it...balance.
Do you think it's possible?? It seems so doable in theory...as easy as designating time for each piece of your puzzle and sticking to it...done! Lately, the problem for me is that things are more demanding than expected...a project is bigger than you thought, the perfect part time job actually requires full time hours, a friend needs some extra help, your kids are whiny and cutting into your house cleaning time...get what I'm saying???
As I find in most aspects of life, convincing myself that what I thought was such a big deal, isn't such a big deal after all, usually helps me feel better about my lack of balance. If my laundry builds up for multiple days...it's ok. If I have to stay up late every night for a week...it's ok. If my girls' birthday party isn't out of control over the top...it's ok. If my first attempt at planting my front yard isn't picture perfect...it's ok. See me trying to convince myself?? Ha!!!
I'm still dreaming of my plans for a life changing(ha!) calendar that I talked about here. Haven't done it yet, but it is MANDATORY! So, here is the adjusted plan in my current quest for balance.
1. Purchase a purse size calendar instead of wall size, so it is always at my fingertips(Sarah's Idea).
2. Night time list making for the next day.
3. Morning re-read of the night time list.
4. Designate time in the day for working on TLC.
5. Designate time in the day meant only for playing with the girls.
6. Pencil in time on the calendar for working on projects not related to TLC.
7. Don't over-commit...ha!
8. Don't feel defeated when things don't go perfectly as planned.
9. Read this list often as a reminder of what I'm supposed to be doing.
Y'all...I'm not trying to be Debbie Downer. I'm just planning and talking...Ok?!?!? Would love feedback and advice!
Now for a little motivation:
Balanced mom = happy girls! Done!