As deliberate mothers, we’re glad that we’re needed. We believe motherhood is a privilege.
But sometimes we need help answering this question:
How do we get things done and take care of ourselves when the unpredictable and important needs of our children, spouses, and friends keep cropping up?
In this radio show, April and Saren discuss some of our community’s best ideas for how we can avoid feeling overwhelmed and put-upon as we strive to find balance between working on our projects and meeting the needs of those we want to support. Suggestions include:
(1) Recognize our current times and seasons.
(2) Simplify our lives (Make short lists. De-clutter.)
(3) Organize how we use our time.
- Even 45 minutes of project work a day helps.
- Focus on one type of cleaning per day.
- Early to bed, early to rise.
- Set up good systems for organizing tasks.
- Set goals–focus on top 3 and identify next steps.
- Decide which types of boundaries you need.
(4) Put people first (without anger or resentment).
(5) Keep moving forward – even if it’s just an inch at a time.
(6) Pray for strength.
(7) Remember that when we signed up for motherhood, we signed up for the hard stuff along with the good.
If you have more ideas to add, please type them into the comment area below!
Music from Creations by Michael R. Hicks
Audio Editing by Christy Elder