Thursday, May 7, 2009

Help me find some balance :)


I need some balance in my life. I really do. There are SO Many things, worthwhile things even, that I need to be doing, but I can't find the time to do them. I get stuck in a rut, and it is Hard for me to climb on out. So for awhile, I can be really good at making great dinners, and then that kind of slacks a little, and then reading scriptures and prayers, and then its spending time with my kids, or getting to the temple and dates with Jess, then, I can blog really well for a few weeks ;), and then I put that on the back burner and I am good at cleaning and then spending time doing something else for awhile. WHY?! I don't know, but I know that I want/need more balance in my life. I have big changes going on right now, and I have a lot to be thankful for. I want to be able to do some of the things I think are important all in the same day ;) So....how do YOU have balance?

I have more on this subject, but I want to hear your thoughts first. ALL of you! Even if you have never commented before! Loves ;)

10 comments:

Tiffany said...

I wish I could help Shanna, but the truth is, I don't have much balance either. I'm looking for the same answers. About the scripture study thing. My YW are trying to read the book of mormon before camp starts. We have a goal everymonth where we should be. I am behind I must admit, but it has got me reading more than I used to. So try to set a goal date to finish something by...like the book of mormon. Make yourself a calendar to show yourself where you should be at that certain week. That's really all the input I have right now for you. I will be completely out of balance once this little one arrives!

Scarlett said...

Oh Shanna! I am totally in the same boat! I look at these moms who seem to do everything, and I feel like I am really slacking. But I have set some goals. I make sure to read at least a chapter in my scriptures a night. If I am so tired that I can hardly keep my eyes open, then I will at least read a verse. That seems to be the only thing I can consistently do everyday. Sometimes I feel like a complete failure, and sometimes I feel like I did alot that day. I just remind myself that noone is perfect. And as I long as I try my best that day, that is what I should be happy with! I know you are a great mom, and a great wife. You should give yourself more credit!

Suzanne said...

You are a wife and mother, so therefore your life doesn't revolve around you and there is no time to have a schedule that revolves around you, either. Balance in life when you have kids is not achievable unless you can get your kids to bed at 7 p.m., which I do not do.

Bonnie said...

Maybe to find balance you have to let go of a few of the items you've been juggling. Everything is not of equal value, so prioritizing is necessary. Remember that to everything there is a season, and don't try to cram everything into the same season.

Jaclyn said...

I recommend hiring a butler, maid, chef, driver and gardner. Think of all the balance you would have then. Until then you just do what you can and fall a little short like the rest of us. Make sure not to compare yourself to anyone else. Just because someone has a clean house doesn't mean they are happy or spend enough time with their kids. Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses. Hang in there friend. You'll find your balance.

gina said...

I liked what Bonnie said about "to everything their is a season," and that not everything is of equal value. I am not sure of the trick of a balanced life, but I think part of it is to have a balanced plan for your day, and then TRY to keep moving thru it. If you figure it out, let me know. Love ya.

Kristy said...

No advice...I have NO balance in my life and most of the time feel like a complete mess. Hiring my sister to help clean my house has helped a little though ;)

chrissy said...

I don't know, friend. I feel the same sometimes. When you figure it out, will you tell me? ;)

amy said...

it is good to know that i am normal. sometimes i get so overwhelmed with not being able to do everything that i do nothing. one day at a time. there is always tomorrow.

Noni said...

Shanna! I love your post. & Jaclyn has a great idea let's but how do we pay for them Jaclyn.

Really I'd love a good answer to this too. I'm learning I need to back off/slow down with some things....

Hope things are going well!!!! Even out of balance!