Sunday, June 12, 2016

When prioritising feels like procrastinating


Should I do it later?
Should I just get it done now?

Is This important right now?

Balancing the important things and the to-do list, What is more important, reading stories and giving undecided attention now or get the laundry done(one basket a day, washed, dries AND folded) so i will have more time later. Do I do Chores in the few precious hours after the children go to bed OR spend that time giving my self rest and allowing my creative brain to run free.

There is no right or wrong answer, adulating is hard because at times there is so much grey area, even more so when you are responsible for caring and nurturing little people, learning, needing, demanding, all day long the emotional tug. What is the best thing?

 I Joke with My Husband that my "Martha" mentality comes from my inability to focus in a chaotic environment. The reality is I have adhd, and i have better focus if my surroundings are in their place... my family however are all(every one) quite happy to reside in an artistic mess. I WANT to sit at Jesus  feet  and listen but I can't give 100% of my focus with the toys on the floor and the dirty dishes all over the counters scream at me, its hard to hear past the noise of every day!

The obvious answer would be to set aside a special time for different things, keep a routine, and MAKE time for my priorities... this does work! but there is still that need for flexibility, the days that you can choose routine(good) or reading your kid a bedtime story(better), maybe thats the difference I should be thinking about, when I come to the choices that are seriously grey, in the long run when people remember me what do I want them to remember Would I rather my kids remember a cozy home or that mum would stop and read them a story? Maybe sometimes you choose differently

Luke 10:38-42New International Version (NIV)

At the Home of Martha and Mary

38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary,who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”

41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one.[a] Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

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