Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Living a More Balanced Purposeful Life

So, why not let a month go by before posting again? This summer has hit hard in a busy way. Back to back travel two weeks in a row followed by vacation bible school and a garage sale (I am still debating wether or not garage sales are worth the work). Oh, and I forgot to mention we have a baby walker! Baby girl turned 1..sigh...and started walking. Her 2 year old brother and her have become double trouble teaming up together to get into things. That has kept me very busy. So, how am I managing 3 kids, managing our home and keeping up with things? That is what I am working on. Learning to balance and juggle all the balls in my court as well as living more intentionally. So, over the next few posts I am going to share my trials and errors on what helps me.

Letting Go

I have realized that I need to let more go to feel more balanced in my life and my families lives.  So here is my list of things I am learning to let go. Enjoy!

I am choosing to let go....

1. that all the toys need to be picked up before I go to bed. We all know they are going to get up and dump them everywhere again in the morning anyway.
2. that my decorating project realistically won't get finished in one day and that they usually make another mess.
3. that some days I am not going to put a check next to everything on my "to do" list.
4. that its ok that I didn't sign my almost kindergartener up for any extracurricular activities this summer. She starts school this fall and I want to savor every moment with her.
5. of my kids watching a couple extra shows in the morning while I try to get some things done around the house. Hey, its usually educational! :)
6. my hair looking even close to decent on any given day. Ha, who am I kidding? I am lucky to get a shower everyday.
7. every time I go to the grocery store I don't have to use coupons. Shocker! I usually have 3 kids with me and couponing with them can become a nightmare quickly. So sometimes I choose to avoid that.
8. that I don't have to take my kids somewhere to have fun with them. I can entertain them and create cool memories from our own home.
9.  that I can't commit to tons of things. I will only commit to things that I can follow through with and right now I understand that it won't be a lot.
10. of the fact that sometimes I do need help and its ok to ask for it.

Wow! That's a lot of letting go going on! Stay tuned to see what else I figure out as I intend to live a more purposeful life for myself and my family.

1 comment:

  1. #3 - I am impressed you even HAVE a to-do list. I do not usually get that far.

    #4 - AMEN! We signed Joshua up for the lesser t-ball for one more summer...if he wants to move up a level next year, we will be doing t-ball every Saturday for 6 weeks. I am glad to have one more summer if freedom before that stuff starts!

    #5 - Sometimes, it just happens. And you know, it's ok...PBS rocks. :)

    #6 - This is why I braid my hair almost every day.

    #7 - I know! You can start to feel guilty about going to the store without your coupon book, and what's up with that? Actually, I hired one of the gals at our church for a weekly gig so I could get the grocery shopping done in peace. I do everything in my power to not take the three with me to the grocery store...

    #10 - Wish we lived closer, we could help each other out! :)