I don’t know about you but I tend to get a little ahead of myself. I get caught up in the excitement of whatever is happening in my life that I go a little overboard. And then I overwhelm myself and none of it becomes exciting. And that’s just sad.
Let’s take, for example, my life right now. I homeschool four children (from the ages of 8 to 13) and have a 2 year old toddler as well. I am a certified birth doula and am currently in more doula training to add to my knowledge. I am an ever-aspiring yogini who is hoping to begin yoga certification this Spring. I also serve in my church in the women’s organization. I love learning about and using essential oils and creating my own beauty products. I also am an avid reader and have found that I really love this whole blogging thing. But what all these interests add up to is TIME. They all take time. Good, precious, wonderful time. They are all worthy endeavors of my time, but that doesn’t mean I can create time out of nowhere. I still have to budget and balance and schedule and prioritize my dreams and goals.
So recently when the opportunity to pursue blogging through another website came up, I jumped at it. I asked for more info. I got excited. I thought of all the things I could do with this opportunity. And then the dread started settling in. How can I possibly find time to write more often than I do now? Can I make such a commitment?
And the rational answer hit me: no, I can’t do that now. I need to stop trying to run before I can walk. I need to stop wanting to do it all now and, instead, enjoy the things in my life I do have now. So here are six ways we can all do this:
We all have the same amount of time every day to get things done; it’s what we do with it that counts. I may not be able to reasonably spread myself as thin as I wish I could but if I stay positive and enjoy the opportunities I am currently involved in, then my life will feel substantially more meaningful and full. I'll be able to enjoy the season of life I'm in now.
Birth Boot Camp Certified Doula (BBCD)