As business people and entrepreneurs, spouses and parents we often take on more than we are truly able to manage well. Although we may protest that statement and respond with a definitive "No, no, I'm fine!" to yet another request to squeeze another to-do into our life, the reality is that we tend to overfill our days and calendars and often stretch ourselves too thin. Moms especially need to give this area some attention, as a recent survey found that the biggest secret moms keep is one of being overwhelmed.
There are action steps we can take to create margin in our lives as opposed to living this scenario:
The much anticipated and equally dreaded Spring Forward! time change has arrived. Those of us who have experienced it with children know how exciting it is for the kids to be able to play outside longer and later, but also know how it can disrupt sleep and morning routines. If you are functioning right to the edges already, this may just push you right over the cliff. . .
The race is on again for a new week, and you and your mind are running at top speed, full out, and it’s not even 9:00am yet.
Hubbie. House. Job. Laundry. Clean clothes. Ironed clothes. Lunches.
Kids. Backpacks. Missing homework. Missing sports equipment.
Get in the car. Let’s GO. We’re going to be LATE.
Missing breathing room.
Slow down for just a moment and take a deep breath, and join me at my blog for ideas on creating margin in your life.