Do you sometimes feel torn between all of the things that you need to do and all of the other things you actually want to do? The stress of finding hours in the day to get our to-do list done often comes from the fact that the things we really want to be doing are at the very bottom of that list. Why is that?
As women, we put caring for everyone else before ourselves. But, when our deepest desires are at the bottom of our own to-do lists, the result is often that we transform into cranky and crabby caretakers who can’t even show up well to do the stuff that is at the top of our to-do lists. Yikes! Total mom fail.
Instead, the number one way to stop feeling strangled by our to-do list is to give ourselves permission to live our passions. Making a little time for what stirs your soul and moving it to the top of your list will make the rest of the list easy to do and also done well. Because, if mama is happy everyone is happy.
Recently, I gave myself permission. And, I think my people noticed that I’ve been a little smilier ever since. I am passionate about words that inspire and creating beautiful things, so I started designing my own printable art collection. You can now also find me over at my Inspired Prints Studio!
If you don’t even know how to get started with giving yourself permission, ask yourself these questions.
- What stirs your soul?
- What do you need to move to the top of your to-do list to live with passion and greet the world less stressed plus more happy?
Whatever is hanging out at the bottom of your to-do list … that entry which makes you frustrated because you can never reach it but remains the single one thing you truly want to be doing, give yourself permission to do it now and you will find your to-do list is no longer a noose around your neck.
If you are still sitting there thinking, yes I have these passions but still where do I find the time? You don’t, sweetheart – you make it instead. If you need a place to start, start with Jessica Turner’s The Fringe Hours. Jessica proves that moms can truly find the time to do the things they love and need to. Because the more fulfilled you are, the better your parenting will be. Click here to discover The Fringe Hours.
P.S. I made this free art printable just for you! Click here to download it. It is a high resolution image that you can ship off to Shutterfly, Snapfish or wherever you print your photos, or print on cardstock (I prefer 100 lb). Then, throw it into a gorgeous frame! Because, Saturday.