As a wife, mom, and human I often get in the mentality that I have to accomplish everything in life on my own. The piles of dishes, laundry, and lists seem to stack up. How in the world can anyone keep up with it all?
My sister Emily and I were talking the other day about the seemingly endless tasks we face everyday. On this particular day we were discussing our homeschool schedules. The twins started kindergarten this year and I haven’t found our groove yet. Balancing Maddie’s life practice work and the twins life practice work has been complicated for my mind to comprehend. I am hanging in the balance of figuring out our time management system.
I am learning how to manage the kids chores, sit down table work, science experiments, art, meal times and field trips. Adding to our day the Lord has plopped the opportunity for me to start working towards becoming a professional blogger. It wasn’t planned or something I even thought about doing. However, I’m excited for the possibilities it could give our family. It does require additional planning into our weeks.
Honestly, I think the most difficult part of planning time management is the mental rewiring that needs to take place. I am learning to mentally, emotionally, and spiritually be where God has placed me in the moment. In the mornings setting my mind on school work, after lunch focusing on writing and networking, and in the evenings truly enjoying our family time.
My mental and spiritual game plan has to begin with my quiet time with the Lord. He is my peace, my calm, and my rock! When I do not know how to bring balance to our days it is essential I go to him! Going to the Lord allows me to bring everything on our plate to him. Allowing him to give wisdom, guidance, and yielding to his direction. He is faithful to help me sort out everything from science experiments to what time is best for me to work for a few hours.
I know that superwomen and superhero’s in general often find it necessary to call out to the other superhero’s for help. We were not meant to muddle through life on our own. The Lord has put in my life other super hero wives, super hero homeschoolers, and super hero friends. When I’m struggling as I am this year I need to call on the name of the Lord and stay close to him. I need to have a good cry. I also need to stay close to the network of awesome super hero women he has placed in my life. They offer encouragement, prayer, suggestions, and support. I’m shaking off my cape, taking a deep breath, and choosing to keep flying.
What are your superwoman time management tips! I’d love to hear your great advice!