Welcome to Making it All Work, a blog dedicated to helping you calm the chaos and create joy in your life. This is a little introduction to what this website is all about.
Like many women, I have had my share of ups and downs. I am far from perfect and the same goes for my life. But, the truth is that is the way it goes for most people. More times than I care to admit the laundry isn’t folded and dishes are dirty in the sink. However, 36 years of marriage have taught me some life lessons about what’s important. Like learning to recognize when my life is becoming unbalanced because priorities are skewed or I’m overwhelmed. Or accepting that things don’t have to be perfect to have a happy, calm life.
You see the trick to making it all work isn’t about creating a perfect plan for each aspect of life. It’s much more personal. It’s about finding what your priorities are, about learning to focus on those first. And then, building your day around those. Important stuff like your relationship with God, taking care of yourself and nurturing your marriage.
It’s about making deliberate choices in how you want to live. Instead of letting each stressful event pull you down and make you weary, you can learn to focus on the good things. And when the bad stuff is getting in the way, lean on God and one another more.
It’s also about creating balance. If you focus just on what drives you crazy about your kids, you won’t see all the fabulous parts of their personality and gifts. Or if you find yourself binging television because you want to zone out about the house being a mess, then your house will just stay being a mess. It doesn’t mean you need to cut out that thing you overdo to cope with stress. It just means you need to make the conscious choice to cut it back and use that new free time to tackle some of the stuff stressing you out.
Sometimes it’s little changes that make a big difference. Little changes are the key to making it all work! It’s my prayer that the content I share is helpful to you. Feel free to let me know by email: Contact Me. Learn more about me on the about page. Take a look at the categories we have to offer you in the handy menu at the top of each page. And, welcome to Making it All Work on Facebook.