Overcome The Battle Of Laziness…
Time management is something we all struggle with one way or another. It’s even easier to get distracted on the internet with all the social media and bunny trails they lead you on. I am guilt of it. I go on the computer to “real quick” check my e-mail and 25 minuets later, I find myself somewhere else and I still haven’t done what I set fourth to do. Its so easy to get distracted sometimes. Staying focused on how your spending your time doesn’t just effect you, but everyone around you. Being diligent with your time is something that affects to whole house. Mom’s with little children know this well. If you don’t do laundry and dishes, then they just don’t get done. Our decisions affect everyone around us.
Don’t fall into the trap of laziness, The Bible says… “The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich” Proverbs 13:4. God has given us this time in our lives. How to you want to spend it? How many hours have we wasted already on meaningless things. God will bless you if you don’t squander what He gives you. Luke 16:10 “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much…”
What Is Your Responsibility?
As a wife and a mother, my main responsibility is our caring for my home and my family. Keeping our priority’s straight is so important when trying to be productive with you’re time.
If I don’t do my job, my dear husband is looking for clean cloths in the morning or can’t find a clean spot on the counter to make his lunch for the day. I want him to be relaxed and happy to be home. I know things as little like as keeping his underwear drawer well stock means a lot to him. I CAN DO THAT! If a full underwear drawer makes him happy, by golly make the man happy!! It takes all of 5 minuets to do… Don’t let yourself get distracted until the priority’s are taken care of. What are you responsible for? Can you improve in that area?
I encourage you to ask your husband, 2-3 things that is most important to him to see done around the house. You might be surprised at how simple they really are. Maybe its having the bed made, laundry put away in the draws or shoes put away so he doesn’t trip on them when he walk in the door. I know it’s hard to get everything done and it gets overwhelming with little tornadoes coming behind you messing things up. But If you take things one step at a time, and figure out the priority’s that is important to your family, it’s much more manageable.
Come Up With A Routine That Works
Routines are one of those things that can help you be productive or can be the reason your not. That’s up to you. It takes some trial and error to find a routine that works well for your family. Sometimes you just have to try new ways of doing things. Keep things simple and don’t try to be perfect, because nobody is. Setting the standard too high, leads to the felling of failure. Set goals and be realistic. I find using a planner really helps me in this area, that way I see all my appointments, events and birthdays coming up. Then I can plan my days with a to do list around that. (I’ll share my planner system in another post)
Maybe find something that motivates you to get up and go. I put some music on and run my diffuser when I’m cleaning. I usually use lemon, orange or (my personal favorite) black spouse essential oils, because it just smells fresh and clean and it just gets me moving! Create a motivating atmosphere.
Your Children Are Watching You
Are you being a good example? Your children are watching you all the time. They pick up on little habits and ways of doing things at a very young age. Ephesians 5:2 says “Follow God’s example in everything you do just as a much loved child imitates his father…” This says it clearly. We are to be imitators of Christ just as our children imitates us! What kind of examples are we as parents to our children? I want my children to know how to get things done and be productive in life. Learning time management is a very important thing to know out in the ‘real’ world. Laziness wont get you anywhere. Ask yourself some questions.
- How does God want you to spend the time He has given you?
- What are your responsibility’s?
- Can you improve in managing your time better?
- Do you have a productive routine in your home?
- Are you being a good example to your children?
Be encouraged. God gives us a fresh new day every morning! We can be more productive and efficient in the home. The biggest thing to remember is to be diligent and purposeful. When you do take some down time to do nothing, it feels good knowing that you’re priority’s are being met.
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