Friday, November 12, 2010

Throw Your Schedule Out the Window

Sometime, I think we need to just put our schedule/planner aside for a few days and realize once again why we are doing what we do.

Why am I cleaning, doing laundry, blogging, crafting, volunteering at your child's school, running to basketball practices, going to church meetings...etc...  Is it because I "have" to?

When it starts becoming a chore and you lose the focus of "why" it quickly leads to burn-out/depression/anxiety.

We overload our calendar with busyness and beat ourselves up if we can't keep up that strict schedule and do it with a great big smile on our faces.

It is time to redefine "why".  I find I need to do this every once in while.

What are my priorities?  Who are my priorities?  What is my purpose?  What has God called me to do?  Am I listening or am I trying to interrupt with my own thoughts?

So sometimes, I need to throw my schedule out the window for a few days. 

Then I make a new one.  A better one because I am thinking about the "why's" and not just the "got-to's".

Anyone else ever feel this way?  Surely, I'm not the only one.  I hope...


  1. Hi! I'm a new follower, found your blog at Falling Off a High-Heeled Life. I'm also a big fan of handwritten letters!

    Kristin :)
    Keenly Kristin

  2. You are not alone!! I know I have certainly been there .. so there are a least two of us feeling this way ...

    I often ask why? (not having children of my own , yet..) does it seem that 5 year olds have busier schedules than some adults too. Parents may wish to ask why little JJ is piano; soccer, hockey, playgroup, and swimming (even though he already knows how to swim)... that would also help to lessen the "adults" schedule... great post my friend.. xo HHL

  3. how funny...somedays I dont even have time to MAKE a "to-do" list!!

  4. Sometimes it is just good to step back and look at what our priorities are. Some times we get extra busy, and we have to flex and bend that schedule so much that it's barely even there, lol!

    Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday.

  5. Saw you on Making your Home Sing linkup. Had to laugh ... I am finally working on developing a schedule, loL! But my focus with it is to make life more enjoyable, not be ruled by it. One quote I read in a book was that a schedule is for ME to manage my time...not have my time manage me. I also always go back to the poem "Children don't wait". One day a week (or at least every other week) the kids and I pick a Jammie Day and we just enjoy each other and set everything else (except eating and dishes!) to the side and play with each other.

  6. This week, my two adult children, one with family, surprised me. I am very committed, very scheduled, and found myself having to, I mean getting to, cancel everything I could on my calendar and enjoy their visit. Since it wasn't planned, I hadn't shopped or baked, and you know what? The days together still went so well. Yea, sometimes the calendar and the scheduling just needs to be thrown aside!


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