Minimalism has quite a few misconceptions about living a bare, deprived life; but I promise you you will never feel more fulfilled, focus and fueled then when you see the ripple effect onto how you feel physically, mentally and emotionally after you begin the journey. The effect is truly profound in that it pours over into every area of your life.
We all have our own unique goals we would like to see ourselves achieve, yet we wrestle with the idea that there simply is not enough time in a day to tackle all that is expected of us, let alone dive into those deep-seated passions that have lied dormant. We can’t physically fit it all into ONE day; however, we can assess and organize our time so that we are better utilizing the time that we have. If you are up for it, I have a challenge for you that will lead you to a more motivated, productive and fulfilling lifestyle.
As parents, we all wrestle with feeling as though there is not an end to the demands we face every day while caring for our children and our home. It can become overwhelming and discouraging as we work tirelessly, only to have the dishes pile up, the toys strewn across the floor once more, and all within less than 24 hours. We ask ourselves, “when does it end?” I promise there is an end, but more vanishes in that moment than we realize.
This post charts the many ways life and even my personality are forever altered from having children. The obvious, ugly truths among the unknown, beautiful reality. It is my hope that any mom who wrestles with similar emotions is reminded of the unmatched beauty in this sometimes difficult season.
A post for anyone who feels like they have lost their own identity outside of being a mother. As well as, feeling like you do so much but there doesn’t seem to be anything you do just for the sake of your own enjoyment and aspirations. It’s okay to put your needs in front of certain things like housework; in fact, not neglecting ourselves makes us better mothers and wives.
Why is it that we hear, “they are so sheltered!” with a quick laugh and a condescending tone? As if it is a bad thing to have a child unaware of the harsh reality of the world we live in. Whether it is the cartoon movies with adult humor, or the suggestive photographs casually placed at the checkout lane, there is enough out there clamoring for their attention that we wish wasn’t so in their face. If we are being completely honest with ourselves, the world taints a child’s innocence at too early of an age.
For anyone who has ever felt lost, unsure of which turn to take when coming to a fork in the road, this prayer is for you.