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Overwhelmed? Time To Take Charge Of Your Life

To the overwhelmed Momma, this message is coming from a mom who has moments of being overwhelmed too. I homeschool two very lively school-age kids, write on my blog, care for our home, cook healthy meals, participate in family outings, love my husband, and I have an online coaching business in the making.

In this post, I suggest strategies that help with organization and time management.  I’m not as overwhelmed with my life when I have a plan.   I’ve discovered that the choices I make impacts the way I function.

Life is packed.  I drive my kids across town three times a week so that they can receive extra help with their learning and it’s tiring.  My husband is out of work. Life happens and I’m learning to let it and not get swallowed up by fear.

We have more control over our feelings then we think we do.  We may not have power over the things that happen to us, but we do have the choice in how we respond.

There are days when things just keep piling up on an already endless list.   I can’t do it all and I shouldn’t be expected to.  A matter a fact God doesn’t expect me to and He doesn’t expect you to either.

You don’t have to do it all!!!

Our biggest mistake is in thinking that we must do it all and we feel guilty when we tell somebody that we can’t or don’t want to.

Feeling overwhelmed is an internal sign to remind us that we are doing too much.  We need to slow down when we feel this way.  When we don’t, anxiousness creeps in to steal our joy.  This is not how life is meant to be and busy doesn’t have to rule in our hearts. 

There are things we can do to protect ourselves from getting tangled up in busy.  First, we need to put down our long to-do-list when we are rushing around in a panic and getting irritated.  We must –  find at as I continue to share my strategies on my friends blog

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Lisa Brown

Lisa is an aspiring writer with a mother's passion for Homeschool Education and is also a Parent Coach. She has an 9 yr. old son, a 7 yr. old daughter, and has been married to her husband for 10+ yrs.Prior to marriage, she worked over 20 yrs. enriching the lives of hundreds of children and families. Lisa has a Bachelors in Social Work and Early Childhood Education.
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