It’s like a badge of honor to be busy. We associate being busy with having a fulfilled life and always doing something. But is it really? Are we just over-stressing ourselves? Being busy doesn’t mean we have a great life. Maybe we are running ourselves crazy and not taking any time to rest. I think it’s alright to do away with busy, to try to slow down and not fill our schedules up. Let’s enjoy life more and do more of the things we love. Here are some of my tips to stop being busy and relax more.
In honor of Father’s Day I decided to get a dad’s view on perfectionism. As mothers there is always this need to feel like we have to be perfect. Do dads feel this same need? I interviewed my husband to see his take on feeling like he needs to be the perfect father. My husband’s name is Morgan and we have been together 16 years and married 11 years. We have 3 children together.
We are all busy. I constantly feel like I am running from one thing to the next and it can be exhausting. We schedule so many things onto our calendar but do you ever schedule in any rest time? Rest is so important so we can recharge and be at our best. Here are some tips so you can get more rest time into your schedule:
I have been really overwhelmed lately. We are in the middle of moving, it’s baseball season, my daughter has track and dance and I’m looking for a new job. Needless to say we are busy. I hate that word busy. I hate being busy. So I have adapted a pick one thing system. So far it has made me feel less overwhelmed and more like I have a handle on my life.
I am in a funk. I’m not sure what it is. I feel like my life is on hold right now and I’ve lost all control. I hate not being in control. I’m a control freak and it’s driving me crazy. I’m just not happy with anything anymore and I’m not sure why.
The have been millions of posts written about how you should be writing down what you are grateful for every day and I do believe that you should. But we need to do more then just write them down once and forget about them. It is so easy to focus on our problems and let them bring us down but we need to step up the gratitude that we do have in our lives. Here are a few tips to add more gratitude to your life:
I use to be that mom that judged other mothers. I would comment about how they were raising their children, what they were wearing or what they feed their kids. I would smile and be nice to their faces and then turn around and talk about what bad mothers they were being because of something they did. I was being the biggest hypocrite there was because I was doing some of the things they were. I just never showed it. I wanted to be viewed as the perfect mother.
I am a recovering perfectionist. I am working hard on it everyday by focusing on my new motto of done is better than perfect. Being a perfectionist was ruining my life and making my family miserable. I realized that I needed to change in order to be happy and have a happy life. Here are some examples of how perfectionism was ruining my life and my tips to how I’m working on overcoming it.
Our whole life is spent waiting for something – in the grocery line, on someone else, to close on a house and a whole mess of other things. Most of us hate waiting but it’s a fact of life but sometimes it’s a good thing to wait.
Do you ever feel like you just do not want to do something? Not just the I’m tired and don’t feel like it but the I don’t feel this is right for me or this does not bring me joy feeling.
If you are just doing something because it’s what other people are doing or what you feel they expect from you but you are miserable then I’m giving you permission right now to stop doing it. Life is too short to spend on things that make you unhappy. Here are a few of my tips to help when you don’t want to do something.