I’m Too Busy!

8
Nov
2013

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I wanted to throw in an additional post this week sharing about the book, Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung.  I mentioned it previously in our study and then yesterday shared a bit more during the video post talking about our schedules….but felt it was such an important book and message that a separate post would be beneficial to everyone.

First of all, the book is short…..which is perfect.  It is clear and concise…. to the point.  Not filled with just a bunch of fluff to make you feel like you are getting your money’s worth because the book is thicker and bulkier.  The tagline says it all:

“A (Mercifully) short book about a (Really) Big Problem”

Isn’t that the truth?  You will be able to breeze through this book, but will encounter some really great points as the author truly shares his perspective and even his own story of struggle with all the aspects of a ‘too busy life’.

So many issues can be connected with this epidemic of busyness….like pride.  In that chapter I felt really convicted with some of the things I have been struggling with over the past few months……issues in my heart.  I think as we’ve done this study I Used to Be So Organized….we are finding out a lot of things that are causing a problem for us are born in our hearts.  Kevin offers this line:

“The chaos is at least partly self-created.  The disorder of daily life a a product of disorder in the innermost places of the heart.”

We’ve talked about being people pleasers…..he talks about that too.  In addition, are we seeking “pats on the back” for our efforts and he goes on to cover an issue which I think we all can relate to wondering,  “You are trying to do what God does not expect you to do.”  We’ve discussed that too.

But the chapter closest to my heart and especially for moms, is the Diagnosis #3:  You Can’t Serve Others without Setting Priorities.

We talked priorities last week, but it will never get old and it will be an area you will always have to address, over and over again.  Examining things and truly being honest with a real life overview of things.  

“Some of our priorities may change over time.  I’m not giving you one more thing to do.  What’s important, however is to think about what really ought to matter compared to what is really mattering.”

I could enter quote after quote after quote, the book is filled with so many good ones!  I underlined like crazy…..I know I will keep this book and make it a read every 6 months.  It is that good and I need to be reminded of how critical my set time her on earth is and how I can serve Him with the best of me.

Put this book on your list for next reads – it is a must!

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Being Realistic

31
Oct
2012


Welcome to Day 31 of 31 Days of Mom Mojo – Tackling Time Management. WOO-HOO – we made it!

When you aim for perfection, you discover it’s a moving target. ~George Fisher

As I wrap up this 31 Day series I thought it best to tackle the topic of perfectionism. It could be very easy for you to come away from this series thinking that it is all about doing everything perfect and 100% all the time.

That is NOT what I want you to leave with.

Perfectionism has been defined as when someone strives toward goals that are usually impossibly high but won’t settle for anything less. If it’s less than perfect they view it as unacceptable.

That is me – I struggle with perfectionism and will everyday of my life. But I have come to understand that I have the ability to recognize it and make choices that are better for me and my family.

You see, my perfectionism has led me into depression and often into extreme procrastination due to the fear of not doing a job or task “good enough”. For those who struggle with perfectionism, you may be able to understand. For those who do not, probably think I am a little whacko! {There are probably many who do think that anyhow! LOL} [Read more...]

Planning a Purposeful Holiday Season

30
Oct
2012


Welcome to Day 30 of 31 Days of Mom Mojo – Tackling Time Management.

Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store.    Dr. Seuss

One role a mom has in her home is to be the ‘planner’.  Being a great planner can surely keep things from plummeting quickly into a downward spiral, but it also will create special memories for your family.  By taking an intentional interest in how you would like to experience and celebrate different treasured times n your family, you will make a lasting difference.
In today’s audio blog I’ll share specific ideas on how to be intentional and I’ve included some unique resources to help make your holiday season smooth and meaningful.

Listen to internet radio with Susan Heid on Blog Talk Radio

Resources for Creating Holiday Memories [Read more...]

Intentional Healthy Living

29
Oct
2012


Welcome to Day 29 of 31 Days of Mom Mojo – Tackling Time Management.

All month we’ve been tackling different actions we can take in order to use our time more wisely, get more done, be at our best and be intentional and purposeful.  One area which requires some attention is our health, so I am really excited that the timing of this eBook bundle sale!

If you are interested in learning how to:

  • Put delicious, real, whole food meals on your table with ease
  • Finding a truly holistic and healthful lifestyle
  • Save money even while using higher quality products and eating better foods
  • Make pure and simple skincare products for yourself and your family members, and even to give as gifts.
  • Prevent and treat illness and injury with safe and natural remedies (I want this!!)
  • Learn more about growing your own food and preserving it.

Then this bundle is a no-brainer! [Read more...]

Quick Beauty Tips For Busy Moms

28
Oct
2012

Welcome to Day 28 of 31 Days of Mom Mojo – Tackling Time Management.

A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears.    Anne Roiphe

It seems like kids take up all of your time, leaving you with very little in the way of time or energy for fixing yourself up and making sure you look your best. Don’t feel guilty, it happens to all moms.

We are so busy with taking care of and running after our children that somehow, the fancy stuff goes out the window and we opt for a ponytail or short hair cut and some lip balm (and that’s on a good day).

You can still look your best every day simply by using a few quick tried and true beauty tips.  No more schlepping around with uncombed hair and nails that look like a cavewoman’s! [Read more...]