I was thinking today that finding balance in our lives is pretty hard sometimes and keeping it seems like a crazy dream. At least in my life, maybe you are blessed with the gift of having it all together and Yay! for you and if that's the case you can go about your day and relish every moment of it :) If you are more like me...this is for you!
My days usually start with good intentions of good things, some quiet time, some exercise and a promise to myself I will stay focused on the positive things and just take one moment at a time. I will not lose my patience, I will not scream at my kids, I will not waste all my time on Facebook, I will be productive with my time and not be a crazy, dangling on the edge of my sanity mother and wife today. I believe these are all good thoughts but really by the time I drop my kids off at school I have pretty much failed at one or two of these. And watch out if I don't get my morning routine in I am so, so much worse. I thank God every day I found that Makeover your Mornings course by Crystal Paine, it changed my life.
I am in a study right now that talks about imperfect progress. That is my life most days! I am going towards something but I stumble and fall (like scream at my daughter, because why can't she just not do the thing I told her not to do about 1 million times, why?? The worse part is she is telling me why as my head feels like it will explode ).
It's like that whole concept of failing forward, don't beat yourself up, learn what you can and move on. You will do better next time or at least the next time after that hehe. Give yourself credit for trying and then keep trying. Because chances are if you beat yourself up you may give up and you deserve better than that and so do your family and friends.
It's back to that concept of capturing those negative things you say to yourself, write it down and then change it. Make it positive even if it's something like "I did not scream as much today," or "I was not completely out of my mind today," these are mine ;) but you get the gist. Start where you are and it will get better. If you aren't so hard on yourself I believe you won't be so hard on the people you love.
If you are finding yourself off kilter more then usual consider that there may be more off balance in your life than you are aware of. At IIN they gave us a circle of life worksheet that has spokes leading to all the things that can mean a happy and healthy well balanced life. From time to time I like to go back to this to find out what is lacking and what has improved. I will attach it here for you guys and if you would like, check it out. Some times it's the things you do not think about that have you all out of whack because you forgot that they were important. If you want to talk to me about your findings schedule a free 15 minute chat, or make a comment below I would love to hear from you!
Thanks for reading and have a great day!
I am a wife and a mother of two, one boy one girl . They are the loves of my life! And also the reason I do what I do. I have to be able to keep up!