Weekends seem like the only time to catch up on everything anymore…can you relate?
My husband and I laugh (then cry) when we talk about and remember what weekends used to be like, quite a few kids ago. We could sleep in a bit, get up and mosey around in our PJ’s, eat something when we felt like it and maybe even take a nap before lunch!
Those days are gone and have been for many years. Weekends, especially Saturdays, provide much needed time to catch up on chores and the “honey-do” list, run kids here and there, shop for something that requires both of us or to do ministry work.
Let me challenge you before you get your day going this Saturday to “ditch one thing“. Why?
Remember that you’re no good to anyone if you are tired and grumpy from running around like a crazy person all day. Think about your list and choose something that could wait until another day. This will help to create a little balance in your day and your emotions.
Perhaps you’ll choose to eat out and not have to deal with dinner tonight. Another option would be to combine two errands and consolidate your efforts. Yet another thought might be to ask Grandpa or Grandma to help you out for a couple of hours to either watch younger ones (so that you can be more effective) or to drive someone to their destination.
This technique is something that I regularly practice, most every day of the week. Many times, by pushing one thing off to another day, it loses it’s importance to me and falls off the list completely.
By setting personal boundaries, you’ll not permit the “tyranny of the urgent” to wear you out… and you’ll likely be better for it.