Sunday, November 6, 2011
The need to switch gears. Obviously moms have tons of things to do and roles to play, things to think about and be concerned about on a daily basis. This can all get tiring at time and rather overwhelming. I am learning of my own unique need to switch gears. Give my mind some time to live somewhere else for a day. Change my focus just for a day. Ever so often I need a day where my mind is not in "the housework", not focused on Noah, cooking, doing dishes, doing laundry, etc. Sometimes I do have to release my mind from that address and take up a different address in my mind. If you don't that place of "responsibility" can become a mental prison instead of blessing. This is something I learned very recently about myself. I actually have learned the signs that indicate I need to take a break. I normally start to feel intimidated by my responsibilities and I question if I can handle another day of it. This has been kind of a revelation to me, because it doesn't happen all the time. Maybe once every 2 to 3 weeks. It's always the same thing that happens. So I've learned that it's my mind's way of telling me that I need a mental break. That's why it's so good to know yourself and your limitations. When you have certain feelings of being overwhelmed come over you in certain intervals throughout the month or the year and it's always the same thing that happens then it's probably your body's way of trying to tell you that you need to switch gears. It's hard to switch gears because life doesn't stop. Your house doesn't get clean by itself, food doesn't cook itself, young children cannot raise themselves, your husband doesn't stop needing you to be his wife. The messes will continue to made even if you haven't cleaned up the previous mess, you family might eat junk food for a day because they still are going to eat even if you haven't cooked, etc. You get my drift. But you have to do it. I believe if you are in tune with God, all will go well when you do. Walk with God and He will be a lamp to your feet and a light to your path. But you can't let anything about your circumstances determine how you approach each day. You have to let God determine what your attitude will be. Sometimes you might spend the day crying, that is not a bad thing. You just might have needed to let some things out of your system. You never know what you are going to need on even given day but God knows your needs.