Just acknowledging that your life has become unbalanced and re-evaluating your priorities isn’t enough. Finding the right ways that work for you to make sure that your priorities are in check and goals are met helps you keep your life balanced.
A couple weeks, I noticed that I needed to re-evaluated my priorities and goals after noticing that my life was unbalanced.A couple weeks, I talked about in Things need to Change post on how I noticed my life was getting to be unbalanced. Last week,inMy Priorities, I talked about getting my priorities in check and my goals are. Today, I am talking about how I am going to keep my priorities in check.
Waking up Early
I was waking up the same time as my boys, in where I was rushing around to make sure that they were taken care of while taking care of myself. I decided to milk the goat in the morning which requires me to wake up early. Before going out and taking care of the goat, I get ready for the day and read my bible. Making it easier for me to take care of the boys when they wake up without needing to rush around.
Stepping Away from Social Media
I was spending way too much time on Social Media without seeing any outcome. I was so engrossed in the social media world that I was missing important things in the real world. I was getting frustrated and fed up so I took a 4 day break from social media which had helped me get some clarity. I realized that I also need to enforce a no phone Shabbats, so I can enjoy my family.
My Child was being babysat by the TV, which he picked up an attitude that was being portrayed on TV. He wasn’t listening to me especially when needed that was frustrating me. So Limiting how much TV that my son gets during the day helps him to not pick up the Attitude that is being shown and even being careful choosing the TV shows that he watches.
Spending Time With My Children.
I am not the best when it comes to playing with my children, I am actually really bad at it but that can’t stop me anymore when it comes to spending time with my boys. It doesn’t always have to be playing with my boys but reading or sitting with them while they do play. My oldest is getting old enough that it is becoming easier to play with him.
Limiting “Me” Time
I read that it was important to have “me” time to be a sane mom. I took that and ran with the idea, finding myself having more “me” time than ever necessary. I was wasting time when my boys were taking naps/sleeping, or they were up at grandma’s house or if my husband needed some time with the boys.Being by myself to just waste it away isn’t always healthy especially if it is too much time. By limiting this “me” time helps me achieve getting things done around the house or goals with my blog.
Creating Healthy Routines and Schedules
I thought that because I have a stubborn boy that I can’t stick to a routine or schedule but the person that was not able to conform to a routine was me. I was the stumbling block to a successful household that could run on a routine/schedule. I was able to start small on creating a routine for me in the morning which is giving me confidence to create a healthy balanced routine/schedule for the rest of the day.
Cutting Back on Fitness
Fitness isn’t my life but I was on the verge of making it that way. I will be cutting back on how much I go to the gym or the focus I put on going to the gym. My goals for my fitness has changed a little but in a big way that I know that I don’t need to put so much time into being healthy.
I love Creating DIY projects and starting new little adventures in my life but it was becoming too much and taking a lot of time. I was becoming overwhelmed and wasn’t spending time with my children. Limiting the projects that I start will help me to not feel overwhelmed and create time to be with my children and other priorities in my life.
Just making small tweaks here and there helps me to be more in balanced even when life seems to be crazy. Creating good habits and breaking some of the bad ones to having a healthy mental life is also good. I needed to make sure that my priorities were in check to have a healthy home life and that my children are not only taken care of but to see a good role model in their life.