Thursday, August 13, 2009

Rambling thought on a busy life

Schedules, time, lists, checkmarks. I lead a very full life. I don't know what I would do with myself if my schedule didn't challenge me. I like to get the most out of life, stretch every minute, evaluate every opportunity.

There are many problems that go along with being busy, most of them having to do with stress and priorities. Decisions, importance, life goals, daily needs. That's not really a good thing. When I get stressed I get angry and take it out on my kids. I heap the shame on myself over that. When I get busy I get stressed. If busy=stress and stress=anger, then busy= anger.
This was really on my mind last week because I have been very busy, so I'm going to let that demon lay and move on.
I like to live life to the fullest, but in my quest for that I am missing out on a whole other aspect of life. Last week, as I was rushing to do laundry, I took a moment to teach my six year old how to fold towels. No excuses, I ignored her pleas that the towels are too big, her arms are too tired, it's taking too long. Today she was faster than her big brothers and did a great job at folding the towels.

I'm evaluating our family's schedule this fall and trusting God that our overcommited schedule will work itself out.

-- Post From My iPhone

1 comment:

Kysha said...

I know the feeling! Trying to balance things over here also. Your new header pic looks beautiful!