Do you remember when I wrote that post about the problems with to do lists? Goodness I liked that post…I seemed so focused on just being mom and enjoying my new job as mommy and being wife. Hmmmm…I seemed.
The Problems With To Do Lists
CONFESSION I wrote that and maybe for that ONE DAY I was focused on just enjoying ilfe and soaking up every litle baby smile. But then that one moment slipped by way too fast. Have you ever written something? Told someone a piece of advice? And you truly believe that others should follow that piece of advice….but then YOU DON’T FOLLOW THAT ADVICE? Yep, guilty as charged.
I just re-read my post The Problems With To Do Lists and I totally sound like I know what I’m talking about…baby snuggles, long walks, forgetting my to do list, not fretting about day to day tasks. Then I look back at the last couple of weeks especially and I think I never lived that out. Sure maybe a day or two here and there but I am so guilty of not reading, truly READING exactly what I wrote for you all.
I can’t hide behind a computer screen and pretend to give you healthy living advice and advice on ‘balance’…I don’t have it at all! At least not lately.
I can’t quiet that type A, corporate professional mindset that I had for so long. Or let’s not use the word can’t…it isn’t easy for me to be ok with not getting things done on my to do list without being very intentional in my attitude and my efforts. To be totally honest with you, it was taking a toll on me mentally and if I were being brutally honest it was taking a toll on me and Dan. Dan didn’t know what to do to help me or make me happy…let me clean and work and get to do’s done? help me forget my to do’s? play with boys? take me on a date? And I didn’t know what would help either!
I do know this…I have big dreams as a work at home mom. I have big goals and projects that I’m working on RIGHT NOW and can’t wait to share with you soon (goodness I can’t wait!!!). I do know that my team of folks committed to making others healthier and happier is growing. But more than anything I know that truly all that can wait. Sure my fitness and wellness coaching business might grow a bit slower, but you know what? These boys won’t grow up any slower and at the end of the day that’s what matters most. Even better I think I can continue to grow my business while focusing more on my family. I want to surround myself with likeminded people….first faith and family, then fitness, then work and business. Priorities matter to me and those I work with on my team*
It may have taken me two drafts and posts to get it through my head and it might have taken me nine months of the boys’ lives to realize (which makes me oh so sad) but all those projects can wait…the only project that can’t wait is taking this all in.
Taking in the snuggles
Taking in the runs together
Taking in the late night rocking
Taking in the smeared food
Taking in the marvelous baby smells
Perhaps I need to make a point to write a ‘problems with to do lists’ post every 30-60 days, I might need the reminder.
Today take some time to reflect on advice you might be giving that you need to take yourself.
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