I know you are all in the same boat. What is it exactly that fills up our time? And are all of those things really important? Or even necessary?
Hmmm, I think it's time for some changes...
So in an attempt to find order and balance, and perhaps greater simplicity in my life (and because lists make me happy), here we go:
1. My relationship with God
2. My marriage
3. My beautiful children
4. Home= heaven on earth
5. My beautiful YW
7. Other volunteering opportunities (schools, etc.)
8. Personal time
Am I forgetting something? Probably. But this is a good start.
Stop snoozing. The schedule works well as long as I get started on time...which I very rarely do.
Get off the dumb computer.
Only check email once (or twice) per day. Facebook and blogs twice/week. (Sorry blogging friends- I love you all- but I've got to find some time somewhere.)
Rediscover my love of reading.
Read a good balance of books- one novel, one church book, one classic
Exercise 30-40 minutes 5 times + 1 dance class per week.
Keep volunteering in the kids' classrooms but maybe not chair the silent auction for next year's fundraiser. It's taken too much time away from my little ones at home. I can be more involved again in the years to come.
Remember there's a time and a season for everything and it's okay to not do it all right now.
Less is more.
Learn to make bread with the wheat grinder that has been tucked away in its box since Christmas.
Go for a walk or bike ride with the kids on good weather days.
Find a time to practice piano with Tess and stick to it.
Just finish painting/decorating the house already. No more excuses.
Contact each of the YW at least once/week.
Have one full night each week dedicated to nothing but Nathan (even if it means missing out on something social).
No raised voices in the house- this was our New Year's resolution and it's going quite well. Makes such a difference!
Quit thinking I can do it all myself and rely on the Lord a little bit more. Ahh- I think I've just stumbled upon the real secret.
So I guess that's a good place to stop. It felt good to organize my thoughts for a moment.
Now, back to work...