overcoming overwhelm. I have been
restless. I was waiting all summer for
the “start” of our new school year, so we could change up the routine, get into
a better rhythm, and so I had some grasp on what we were doing every day.
ready for school to start. Sure, I had my plans laid out in my wonderful planner, but I underestimated the impact
of teaching two instead of one, and having a very rambunctious toddler.
were down to the bare bones minimum for what I wanted to accomplish in school,
and we started adding in extracurricular activities outside the home.
several days a week, our weekends are booked with church and sports, and there
is no longer margin in any of my days between parenting, homeschooling,
homemaking, blogging, vlogging, and probably some other –ing words I am not
thinking about right now.
in that type of go-go-go environment.
life got busy, I finally figured out that I was an introvert. I will go more into being an introvert later
in this series I believe, but for the short answer – an introvert does not
necessarily mean a shy person. What it
means is that to energize myself, I need dedicated alone time. That is hard to come by as a mom, and doubly
hard to come by as a mom who homeschools.
order to make life work for me, and for our family. But, these rhythms, routines, and choices
need adjusting regularly.
schedule – routine – rhythm – I will be all right.” But I forget that circumstances change, and
because of that my schedule needs an adjustment. Just like seasonally we move from one
wardrobe to the next, our rhythm needs that adjustment as well.
for you, and vice versa. That isn’t a
bad thing by any means! However, I know
that some of the ideas that I am planning on sharing will be useful to
everyone. Granted, I will discuss my
specific changes, but I think that you can take the guidelines I discuss and
apply what works to your own life, and leave the rest behind.
am doing. No, not at all. Instead, I want us all to ponder what works
in our lives, and what may need a bit of a tune-up. I know that I am definitely an introspective
person, and so perhaps I spend a large majority of time considering these
ideas; it is time to take dust off my word of the year action and take some
action on the thoughts that have been flowing through my mind for the past two
life happening so quickly.
or roll their eyes when I say this next statement:
is almost over.
me. I realized that part of that reason
was because we have been so busy, and not taking enough breaks to decompress. But, I also feel like everywhere I look the
*next* thing is always on the horizon.
out; as soon as the middle of August rolls around, we start to see Halloween
candy and costumes on the shelves, the week before Halloween the Christmas
stuff will start to peek out behind the leftover costumes. Commercially, we are always onto the next
holiday, before the last one is even finished.
have your content ready super early, that is what people want. But, is it really? Instead, it makes me feel overwhelmed, and
unprepared. So in addition to the
overwhelm that I have with my life in general, I have to add the additional
overwhelm of all the *stuff* I should be doing right.this.minute.
of priorities. Stay tuned for that post
is moving too fast? What do you think
the root cause of it is?