Have you ever felt like somewhere along the way of kids, responsibilities, service, cleaning, housekeeping, wifely duties, jobs, callings, cooking, taxiing, more cleaning, hobbies, and laundry you just wake up one day and say Where did Nicole (you) go? You have just let yourself slowly get pushed to the side and eventually the back burner just because LIFE takes over. Well around this time of year, every year, I start to feel like this, and it causes some re-prioritization. It's probably a symptom of Spring fever along with the other long list of Spring symptoms, but never-the-less its important to take yourself back. My husband always says "A happy wife is a happy life". He says it usually in sarcasm as I am asking him to do something he doesn't want to do, but still it may be the smartest thing he has ever said. It's true though. As women, we do a better job as mothers and wives and the other million other roles we play if we take time to make ourselves happy. Take time from pleasing others to do something for yourself.
In addition to this I also must add Spiritually how do we stay in tune and influence others spiritually if we aren't taking time to ourselves to study and ponder as well. Sheri Dew said "Because women are innately nurturing, they will sometimes become so busy they don't make time for their own spirituality. In order to be effective ministers, Dew said women need to take time for themselves to be holy.
"If our lives are so busy that we don't have time for our personal worship, something needs to change," she said. "If we could unleash the full influence of covenant-keeping women, the kingdom of God and the world would change overnight."
My problem is I like to be organized and have things "just so". However lately I am spending more time trying to get organized than I am actually doing the things I am trying to organize. Then I get overwhelmed. I found an outline I liked that I tweaked to fit me, and I know I am going to LOVE it. I thought if there was anyone out there feeling at all like me then this might help you as well so here it is. One of my sweet and AMAZING friends Holly does this and she shared it.
|My Goal this week.... is to stop looking & feeling like this. :)|