Making Time

I have an obsession with planners. A real problem. I have had 3 planners since the beginning of the year. Yes, that’s a planner a month. Shhhhhhh, don’t tell Doug. I realize that I have a sickness, and I’m o.k. with that. I love planning, and often times I plan more than I do. Now, I’m planning on doing. There are so many things I plan on doing everyday.

All of the things on my list need to get done on a daily basis in order to meet the needs of my family and maintain

a peaceful way of living, and typically it’s not too bad. They are important for sure, but there are many more important things that need to be added. Time with God, meeting the needs of my husband, spending quality time with my girls, and taking time for me. They are very important and often times get shoved to the side so the other stuff can get done. Maybe I need to take a course in time management or maybe I just need to take another look at my priorities. I don’t plan on neglecting my household duties, but I do plan on making more time for the important things in my life. I want that time to be quality time.

The questions I have to ask myself on a daily basis are:

-what do I want to teach the girls today? How can I model characteristics I want them to develop in life?

-What can I do for Doug today that will show him how much I  love him?

-what can I do for myself today, so that I can be rested and fulfilled which in turn will allow me to be a better person, friend, mom and wife?

-what can I do to serve others around me?

It seems like time is flying by so fast especially now that I have two kids. My girls are tangible physical measurements of time for me. I have to make time for what is important because I know they will be grown and gone in a blink of an eye. I also know that I don’t want to be staring at a stranger of a husband when my kids have left us empty nesters. I plan on doing less planning and doing more doing. I will do less saying,”someday, I will……..”. There isn’t enough time in life to keep planning.