Needless to say, life's been busy.
In fact, I've been doing a lot of thinking and praying lately about my busy life, because it has seemed like I've just been busy and not really productive. I realized that this was not good for me, and not good for my family. I needed to refocus and really think about what my priorities are.
So what are my priorities?
My top priority is obviously my family. My relationship with My Farmer and taking care of my kids is #1. I never want to get so busy that I miss out being there for my family.
|I am so lucky that I get to be Mom to these four 💗|
|Spring planting will be here before we know it for My Farmer and I|
So what does this all mean? What changes am I making?
I'm not positive yet, but it is something that My Farmer and I have been talking through together. Serving is an important thing to me and it will always be apart of my life, but at this time I know I need to decrease my commitments. I will add though, that this blog has and is something that I enjoy. It not only is a personal outlet for me, I know it is supportive tool for our farm too. Thank you for catching up with me today and I look forward to bringing my blog back into my focus and priorities.
Have you ever had to just stop yourself and refocus when life seems too busy? What steps have you taken to refocus your priorities? Remember to Comment for a Cause!
Yes, it's important to focus on what's best for your family. A quick question, do you and your family have a mission statement? I think that would help your family as you begin new challenges, especially as your kids grow. I wish we would have done that, but I had never heard of the words Family Mission Statement, back in 1991. That mission statement would have been staring at all of us (hanging on the fridge). The fact that you recognize you need to step away from some things is step one. I love your honesty and that you share your passion with all of us through this blog. Keep being you- you rock!ReplyDelete
Thanks Sara! I love the family mission statement idea. I'm going to bring it up either tomorrow at supper or on Sunday when we have our weekly "family meeting".Delete
Reading through some of the book Breaking Busy really helped me (ironically I find myself too busy to finish the book).ReplyDelete
I too have to refocus, and in this season give myself grace to focus on my top priorities without feeling guilty for letting other things go.
I'll be thinking of you as you realign. :)
Thanks Quincey! I'll have to check out that book!Delete
I reflect on this idea ALL.THE.TIME. It's hard! Hopefully your time in prayer will answer your question about what needs to be trimmed as you refocus.ReplyDelete
Thanks Joslyn! I feel like our family transitions into new phases continuously and this is obviously a phase where I need to make some changes.Delete
It is hard to slow down when it seems like all of the wheels are spinning so fast. Best wishes!ReplyDelete
Yes it does! Thanks Carlee!Delete
My family has grown, but my commitments have changed from being the good mom to being the good daughter. Even when I worked, I've always been the go-to person to help with transportation for drs and groceries, I'm now the decision maker for the one who can no longer do it for herself. I have a couple organizations I belong to that I am active with, I limit myself so I can really participate but am available for the ones who need me in my family. Making the choice to be less available to the world it hard, but the family and good of the family comes first.ReplyDelete
I couldn't agree more Dee. Thanks for sharing.Delete