Do you ever wish you could put yourself in a time capsule and multiply it somehow? That’s how I’m feeling lately! I’ve got so much to blog about and share (my new classes, honey bee adventures, sneak peaks of the Homebound Summer Magazine, random musings) that my fingers, brain, and pencils can not quite keep up!
(I hauled my painting junk off to my mom ‘n dad’s to re-do this chair for the next Magazine.. so inspiring to project here!)
Whenever I’m getting ready to publish another magazine it is especially intense…. how do the kiddos always seem to sense when you’re really trying to pump something out? Good thing for them though, for the gentle (and not so gentle) reminders to chill and focus on what really matters. It looks like I’ll be pulling some late nights and early mornings this week.
But what I have discovered (especially as a Mom), overwhelm can be very intense at times. Why not be intentional about WHAT is overwhelming you? When I am overwhelmed with things I LOVE I can handle it. When I am overwhelmed with things which are BLAH my hair starts standing on end and I become another person of whom I’m not so fond of.
I’m not trying to say that we should bow out of all obligations. But what I am saying is to recognize what makes you happy and gives you energy. What do you do that after you feel MORE energized (not less). And then figure out how to do more of that each day. (even 10 minutes can make a big difference.) OK, I will be 100% honest here. I do not feel energy from housework. So even though it is essential for me to keep on top of it, it will never be in my DNA to perfect it. Instead I have my sisters help me out when possible. I also set the timer when working around the house and then ‘reward’ myself by doing something really fun after. (Like writing this blog post, or taking a walk with the kiddos, or checking on my new bee hive)
It sounds so cliche, but doing what you love can absolutely change your life. It can chase away those scarcity and inadequate feelings. Instead you will find abundance and gratitude. Not just in tomorrow or the next thing, but rather in today and in this moment.
ok, go have fun now. You are so worth it!!!
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