It's seems that even though I've been out of school, I've still been super busy and I hate it. I've enjoyed all the things that have kept me busy but still I wish I had more time to just slow down and enjoy my life and my family.
It's not a secret that I lead a busy life, with 5 kids there's really no other choice. I try to involve myself in everything I can but most days I always end up not doing something I really wanted to do with the kids or my husband.
I can't figure out how to stay organized, while being a super mom and wife... plus add in trying to be the other roles I need to be too. I know I'm not alone. How do you deal with it all??
I promised Ella I would start reading Little House on the Prairie with her about a week ago....I haven't read one page. I also promised that I would work on her school book with her....and I haven't. Not to mention I haven't played catch with any of the kids.. Lets not even talk about how I haven't started on the flower gardens or vegetable garden.. or that my goal of cleaning one room a day went out the window like after day 2.
Some days I feel like a failure other days I feel like its completely normal that I struggle.
Today I've decided I need to start making some changes....
Since I'm a list person...that's where I'll start.
My lists of lists I need to make....
- Things I want to complete. House oriented.
- My healthy lifestyle goals and how I'm going to achieve them.
- Daily goals...for example..important things I want to complete daily...example- read to the kids, take the dog for a walk, spend quality time with Tim.
- The kids summer goals.
- Craft ideas----Pinterest ideas.
That's all I can think of for now. But I think that's a good start.
I'm really going to focus on spending time with my family....without interruptions...
I'm also going to focus on not letting things out of my control stress me out... I'm so guilty of this. I can't control or change everything. I need to just try to be the best I can no matter what I face in the future.
I'm a lucky woman...I have a husband that loves me, wonderful healthy kids, and an amazing extended family.
My plan is to focus each day and not get overwhelmed with what could happen a week or a month from now, I want my family to have good memories and enjoy their lives.
How do you organize yourself? How do you slow down and enjoy life? How do you prioritize your family life and everything else?