Photo Credit: The Amburgeys
Last week I started a topic about mixing homemaking with working and how we can align our dreams with our purpose. For myself, there was a transition that took place and it wasnt a very smooth ride. Eventually I decided that I needed to find some kind of balance, so that I was doing everything to the best of my ability. Once I found some tools to help organize my life, I found that I was both a better business owner AND wife/mommy.
Here are some things that really helped:
(ONE): Meal planning.
I looked on blogs and you can even sign up for meal planning to consistently receive recipes. I also took one whole day out and prepped freezer meals from my garden last summer and it lasted quite a while. I just tossed them in the crockpot and that was it. Saved SO much time.
(TWO): Keep a daily page.
I have been using my Passion Planner to keep track of goals, and to-do's. I find it to help so much when I am organized daily.
(THREE): Set a SPECIFIC goal every morning.
This coincides with (TWO) as you have goals to write down on your daily page each day. In my Passion Planner there is an area for "Priorities", and "Today's goal" on each day.
The rest is what best fits YOU, and your lifestyle. And although it may be necessary for you to work outside the home, do not underestimate the importance of managing your home. The below quote from C.S. Lewis helps to keep me motivated and inspired when I find myself tired, and discouraged.
"Homemaking is surely in reality the most important work in the world."
Here are a couple photos of me and my boys taken by the fabulous Katrina Amburgey, credited below!
Photo credit: The Amburgeys