Your life is undoubtedly chaotic enough. I mean, show me a mom whose life isn’t, right? And it doesn’t matter if you have one child, or six plus, your day is loaded with responsibilities. Yet here you are, making a real commitment to pursue your purpose. You’re ready and willing to go hard after your goals, but if your honest, the thought of adding more, to an already full plate, is kind of overwhelming. You want to be all in, but you just can’t see how you’re going to be able to manage it all. Here’s the good news. You don’t need perfect management; you just need balance.
Don’t be discouraged by the word balance either. Balancing is simply, distributing weight evenly, enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady. And I’ve found, that you don’t even need to distribute the weight evenly, you just need to distribute the weight, to everything. I’m sure if you think about it, you’ve already mastered the art of balancing in so many areas of your life. Take your finances for example. Whether you have a little money or a lot of money, you have to use the art of balance, to keep things afloat. Each pay period, you take a look at what you have, you take a look at what needs to be paid, and you distribute that money across bills, groceries, transportation, and any other pertinent areas. Moms, this is not just good budgeting, this is balancing.
The same attention you give to your finances, is the same attention you will need to give to balance your current responsibilities with the new responsibilities that comes with pursuing your purpose. You take a look at the responsibilities you have at the start of each day, and you distribute time across each. Some responsibilities will require more time than others to keep things afloat, and that’s okay. Focus more on quality, and less on quantity.
Pursuing you purpose, your passion, is a journey that should be enjoyed, not dreaded. Don’t allow yourself to be overwhelmed by the thought of what all you have to do or can’t do. Focus on what you can do. Even if you’re only able to give your purpose thirty minutes; give it the best thirty minutes possible. All your small steps are progress, whether they feel like it or not. All of your small steps, play a big part in you achieving your end goal.
The next time you feel overwhelmed, stop and check your balances, and adjust accordingly. But remember, if you ever begin to feel like you can hold off on pursuing your purpose, like you can hold off on giving it your time and attention, I caution you to remember, your purpose is not just something you do to pass the time, your purpose is a part of who you are. Just like you weight out time to bathe your body and wash your hair, because they are an important part of you, you need to diligently allot time to your purpose, because it is an important part of you as well.