I recently read this article regarding balance by Carmen at Scrutiny by the Masses. Boy, oh boy, it was just what I needed to read. Even with my recent lifestyle change, of quitting my job and becoming a full-time Mom, I still am struggling with balance.
In theory, I have a clear direction of what should take priority in my life, and that is in our Family Mission statement. In practice, my daily life does not always have that clear direction. One thing I need to focus on is getting a good night’s sleep. This weekend I did just that. Even though, my oldest daughter had major meltdown at the beach due to a jellyfish sting, and I had unexpected dinner guests, I kept my cool and had a relaxing weekend.
Another thing, I need to change my atttitude. I have a bad habit when I get overwhelmed of playing the martyr card. But now more than ever, I am in control of my life, my life is not in control of me. I am queen, not the serf in my castle. I am responsible for the happiness in my life, and if something is not working, I need to change it. I need to ask for help, and graciously take it even though the other person may not complete the job to my expectations. I need to not allow my mood or hormones dictate my actions. I have choices, and I need to make the right ones for myself and my family. I need to write down all the “stuff” that is in my head, and then prioritize it based on the following questions: Is it part of our Family Mission Statement? Will it benefit me or my family? Can it wait? Is it really necessary?