It seems a bit overwhelming when you compile your to-do list for the week. How does one make time for family, fitness, and focusing on the future while maintaining a strong faith? I have to admit, it doesn’t always come easy but IT IS POSSIBLE!
The first thing that you can do to increase your time is to minimize distractions! I am picturing a meme that I saw recently that stated, “If you have time for Facebook, you have time to exercise.” My husband wrote a powerful post about this recently. (https://zoeylifesite.com/2018/04/07/the-stand/ ) People often make excuses why they can’t. Instead of focusing on the excuse, focus on what you can do. You are more capable than you know and you will make time for what you want to do. We waste a lot of time focusing on our problems and dwelling in the past. Keep your eyes on the possibilities. We just have to get our priorities in order and we can turn our burdens into blessings.
Here is how I break down my list of priorities:
Faith: I know that all things are possible if I believe. I have faith that God will provide and that I can do anything through Christ who gives me strength. I pray and release the burden anytime I feel overwhelmed. I just surrender it to God. I know that this is difficult for most but I have come to a realization that I am not in control of any of this. It is only by the Grace of God that I am able to wake up in the morning and live this life to the best of my ability.
Family: I consider this to be my most blessed responsibility and must take priority. This includes supporting my husband and leading by example for my children. I want them to know that they are capable of anything. Part of my purpose is to provide endless amounts of love and patience. My kids say, ” Daddy is the Leader and Mommy is the Boss.” There is a lot of work that goes into the everyday planning and organization of the house-hold. They keep me moving which gives me energy and strength. All that I give out comes back to me with abundance and I feel an overwhelming amount of fulfillment from being the best wife and mother I can.
Future: Right now my focus on future includes being a full-time student in Organizational Leadership which is something I feel called to do. I am a leader in many aspects of my life and I have been forced to be more organized throughout having triplets. I balance this by taking mostly online courses and getting homework in while the kids are in school. I have managed to maintained a 4.0 which empowers me to push forward. I am registered for all but 1 class needed to obtain my bachelors degree by next Spring.
Fitness: I am passionate about fitness and the benefits that have come from living a healthy lifestyle. I consider my running and yoga time as my me-time. We must take time for ourselves to maintain a healthy balance. Teaching Zumba is a healthy outlet and it gives me energy. When you are doing what you love than it is not work at all.
Food: Food is the fuel that keeps our minds and bodies functioning. We have to put in the right stuff in order to reap the benefits. Sure you can indulge from time to time. Just remember that the fuel we put in our bodies creates the energy we put out. Treat your body well and consider eating healthy as a reward, not a punishment. You’ll feel better and you’ll perform better in all aspects of life.
Did I mention sleep? As soon as the kids are asleep, this mommy is out! I highly recommend getting your 7-8 hours of sleep in order to maximize your day.
If you take anything away from all of this, remember to minimize the distractions, focus on the positive and get your priorities in order. Most importantly, know that when you have faith, everything else will fall into place! – Kelly Lynn Gibson