Friday, November 5, 2010

Time-Where are you?

A thought crossed my mind today as I stumbled upon (I try to pretend it doesn't exist) the over flowing laundry basket, dirty dishes in the sink, and stack of unpacked boxes. Why does it seem I accomplished more in a day when I worked full time away from the house than it does now that I'm home all day?

The Lord has really been pressing it upon me to get a grip on my time mngt skills or lack thereof. I've been praying, hoping, yearning for years to be at home more and that desire became even stronger after Elias' arrival. I'm now home more often except for the 3-4 five hour shifts I work at the bookstore.

So why do I squander the gift of time God has given me? Why do I often feel pulled in a million different directions wanting to complete a long list of tasks but NOTHING really ever gets done? Why do I find it so easy to shew my kids away and say "In a minute" just so I can get one more seemingly important task done but always feel guilty and unfulfilled? Some of you may be thinking, ADHD which I'm not entirely ruling out, but I know it goes much deeper than that.

So I plan to continue seeking God's Word about how to best use my time and will continually ask for His guidance in putting HIS priorities for me first. In the meantime, I would looove to hear what you all do to keep yourself on track throughout the day and feel free to share your struggles too. I think we could all use the encouragement and to know we're not alone.

Until next time, blessings to you!


Sami said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of a SAHM. I also feel God wants me to be a better manager of my time.. maybe we could share tips back and forth on what has worked? I found a calender that is amazing, it is at, totally free and if you have a smartphone u can link it right to your phone and send reminders to your phone and emails etc. really cool. I love it because i have 3 kids with phones and it will send reminders right to them! Sorry this went on forever....

Simple Midwest Mom said...

Hey Sami, I'm glad I;m not the only one. I did jin upon your suggestion but jsut haven't made the TIME (no pun intended) to reall ycheck it out. Luckily, I don't have a lot of schedules to manage yet since elias is still small but my struggle is managing my daily routine times. I plan to share some tips and resources I've found though. So stay tuned!