Getting it All Done

I have a magic formula, for getting it all done.

 

Are you ready to hear this?

 

I don’t get it all done.

 

Nope.

 

Despite my best efforts, it’s never all done.

 

But, what I have learned to do is something. Always do something. Whether that’s a quiet something (such as reading, devotions, prayer time), or a busy something (dishes, laundry, sweeping), just keep moving forward.

 

With 4 of our 5 kids present quite a bit of the time, it can be overwhelming to keep up with dishes and laundry, let alone keeping everything picked up and clean/tidy. I struggle with giving up on it and not touching it for too many days, which my family can attest to. Yet, I’ve found it’s as simple as just doing what I can.

 

Instead of wasting hours being lazy, I’m learning to better utilize my time. Sometimes, I need to sit (which is okay for us busy moms to do and admit) but I feel guilty for doing nothing. So, I have learned to make even my sitting productive. I always have a book I’m trying to read. So my sitting time can include reading. Or writing. Or crocheting something.

 

Sitting can include cuddle time and sharing stories with one or all of the kids. I even grab cloth diaper covers and inserts and put those together while sitting. Or I match socks.

 

Then, when I’ve recovered I can tidy, sweep, mop, wipe down, do dishes, switch laundry, etc.
I’m trying to get better at keeping up with this house of ours, cause I feel bad when hubby walks into a mess (which happens more often than not). I am learning to look at what I’ve done to motivate me to do more, because when I look at what’s still on the to-do list, I feel defeated before I begin.

 

What helps you get through the to-do list?

 

Advertisements

About Regina Walker

I am a Jesus-girl, wife, mom, writer, sister, daughter, baker, cook, maid, teacher, business partner, farmer, and more. I am busy raising kids, and praying daily for them to be servants of Christ. I am the blessed wife of a very hard working man, together we own and operate our own business. We live on a small farm where we are learning more about sustainable living. We do our best to enjoy life, help others, and use the talents God gave us for His glory. Our goal is to teach our kids to do the same. I welcome all emails - you can reach me at reginawalker86@gmail.com - feel free to email me anytime, just be patient in waiting for my response!
This entry was posted in family, life and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Getting it All Done

  1. The title of your post caught my attention because I’m in the middle of writing a post about the exact same thing! I echo your thoughts here. With homeschooling it’s hard to feel like I ever get it all done (and I don’t!), but I use a resource I found a year or two back called Motivated Moms. It’s a daily planner, or rather a daily checklist with all the things you’ll ever need to get done listed out for you! Check it out here. http://www.motivatedmoms.com/

    Like

Please share your thoughts!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s