Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Be a Collector of Beautiful Moments

Rainyday

Lately its been a challenge to figure out where to spend my time. I feel like I have been wearing too many hats lately and trying to balance them all isn't working. Being a mom of three has already been a big change, but I feel like I've been adding more to my plate and it keeps getting fuller to where other areas in my life have been falling short.
I've been listening to a lot of talks from the LDS General Conference whenever I have a spare moment to help me keep everything in perspective... and I'm trying my best to learn how to say 'No' to requests and to weed out things that are unnecessary.

One thing I have gleaned from trying to prioritize my time is to be a collector of beautiful moments. I want to look back on my life and see that I was grateful for those small, simply moments. Whether it was that 10 minutes of quiet time in the car, or the little tug on my leg from Tayte asking if  "I would hold you", or singing my boys to sleep at night, watching a polly polly (roly poly) curl up on itself, relishing a meaningful conversation with a friend, making new friends, or holding hands with Brandon.

These thoughts have really helped me recently when I'm feeling a little stressed, or behind in areas of my life. And I'm hoping to find even more balance in this life that can sometimes get a little bit crazy. What about you? How do you feel like you find more balance and peace?

Rainyday Rainyday

8 comments:

ann said...

You are on the right track!!!! It took me a bit after my second daughter was born to do this!! For a few months after having a second child, when they were both napping I would run around the house like a crazy person trying to get things done but then I soon realized I needed to use this time wisely and it was then that I started to have my own scripture study time while they were napping instead of at night and falling asleep myself!! I have never regretted doing this--house work will always be there!!!
I enjoy your blog and am grateful for the wonderful reminder!!!

Elizabeth Cooper said...

I only have one child and many times I find myself being a crazy person during naps or getting upset when my son wakes up "too early". I've begun to learn that dirty dishes in the sink or toys and dust scattered across the floor can be cleaned up another day but my son will only be in this moment today, I should cherish and appreciate my time with him.

Robin L Greenslade said...

For me; the secret to not feeling overwhelmed is to breathe and pray. I say yes far too often; and sometimes it backfires on me. But, when I say no, I know that I have protected time and space for my family and to give my mind a sense of rest.

Lacey Urban said...

Thanks for sharing! such a great reminder!

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makana hansen said...

OK, love this post! I'm right there with you! Here is what Ive been doing. We should talk though so I can get more ideas from you!
1. Wake up early and go for a run every morning
2. I make time for the older two whole the younger two are napping. We go swimming or pick from our summer bucket something to do
3. I take a nap or do something for me every day. Study, pin, read, put on makeup etc. Most the time it's nap and read though
4. Our meals are so simple. That has helped a lot.
5. Everytime the kids do or something thing funny, o text it to Mckay and then write it all down each week

Cheryl Jones said...

It's a BIG transition, to go from two to three children, and I don't quite know why. It's important to have those moments of "me" time, even if that means taking an extra ten minutes in the shower after the hubs gets home from work. Taking some time for yourself to decompress is good for the mind, body, and spirit. ❤

Cheryl Jones said...

It's a BIG transition, to go from two to three children, and I don't quite know why. It's important to have those moments of "me" time, even if that means taking an extra ten minutes in the shower after the hubs gets home from work. Taking some time for yourself to decompress is good for the mind, body, and spirit. ❤

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