Day 20 topic – “Get real. Share something you’re struggling with right now.”
That’s easy! BALANCE! And remaining unstressed in the process. I’m pretty sure most moms, and women in general, can relate to this! I’d bet if you compared a man’s brain to a woman’s brain, it would look like a firework show is going on inside a woman’s. My brain has a very hard time shutting down with all the different things I want to accomplish. I thought this picture was perfect. Interesting article too (total side note).
I struggle daily with “getting things done.” I want to do everything and I want to do it well. Taking care of a baby alone can consume majority of that 16-18 hours a day you’re awake, but add on a daily devotional, cooking, trying to start a business, cleaning, errands, being a good wife, finding time with friends, blogging, soccer, organizing, projects, and much more, and there are bound to be some things that don’t get done. That is very hard for me to accept.
I read the best thing today that talked about concentrating on your gifts, rather than doing it all. For example, I should celebrate the fact that I can clean a house and make it feel homey, and not harp on the fact that I couldn’t sew a button back on a pair of pants if my life depended on it. My best friend, Brittany, came over to visit today. She lives a couple of hours away so we don’t get to see each other as often. I cherish our conversations. We were talking about this very thing, and she said “the jack of all trades is master to none.” I had never heard that before, but it made me feel so much better. I think Americans thrive on being busy…it makes us feel more accomplished. I am not wired this way and always get stressed when I’m too busy.
This is what I’m struggling with lately, but I have faith God will help me with this and show me ways to use my perfectionism to his glory rather than as a struggle.