Nathan is at work. 4.5yo Levi is having a snack and watching Bugs Bunny. 7mo Lutka is working on pulling himself up to standing. I have a window of time to DO something…. What first? And what do I need Nathan to do when he gets home as he’s awesome and will ask me what I need.
Housework? Family? Personal? Business?
If I choose housework, there are 9 things on the to-do list.
If I choose family there are 7 things waiting for my attention.
If I choose personal there are 6 things I'd love to do and some of them I also need to do.
If I choose work there are 7 tasks that need my attention - some are short but some require hours of time.
That’s life when you work from home at your own business. Every minute counts but no matter what I do or how late I stay up, I never get everything completely done. No matter how many lists, charts, or priority sheets I make I always seem to go back to the same go-with-the-flow model . It all needs to be done so I do what seems most pressing or appealing. I used to strive for balance… but I think maybe there is no such thing as a life which is both growing and perfectly balanced. Picture a teeter-totter with 4 seats. If you stand in the middle you have balance but you never move anywhere. If you want movement you have to focus on one area, and then another, and then the next, making your life continually ‘out’ of balance.
Even with this continual movement though... you know where your center is and can return there when you need to. … which means today I start with a 90 second tonglen breathing break with my singing bowl. You can do the same, anytime, by clicking below.