Our Hands are Full

Give yourself Permission to be Present

Bet you thought your weren’t getting an email from me this week?! Ha!
I just like to keep you on your toes, okay? ;-)

Nah, really… I’m just learning some things. As much as I LOVE this little business I’ve created and it fulfills me SO MUCH to share with you guys… I have to prioritize. My family and home have to come first.

To be honest, I used to stress about this little business thing. I used to work so hard to get the things done, to follow all the rules, to hustle, and be consistent in the things like podcast episodes, weekly blog posts, emails… and then I realized how stressed out I was over it all that it just wasn’t fun anymore.

So now, I do it differently. I work the business whenever I can. I’m really trying to do the weekly email thing… even if that means sometimes it’s a lot later in the week. I’m working more when we have home school breaks, and I have the time and energy to focus and think about it all. I’m giving myself grace, and I feel like it’s just the way it’s supposed to be, ya know? And I’m loving it this way…. for realz!

So this week’s little inspirational message is going to come from the book I’m reading and journaling through right now, In Want and Plenty by Meredith McDaniels:

”When we become mindful of where we are in the moment, we give ourselves permission to be present, in the here and now. So often we look ahead and make plans and think we can make it all happen. If only we could sit still for a second and relish the reality of now, we might grasp how loved and filled up we already are. If we could look back at all that has happened in our past, then maybe we could have more hope for what is to come. What if our eyes shifted from what we need to what we already hold in our hands? Our hands are full.”


Update from Last Week’s Goals:

  1. Habits I’m Tracking & Working On Right Now… (done!)
    Workout
    Log Meals
    Prayer Journaling
    Skincare
    Praying with My Kids

  2. Continue reading, note-taking, and journaling through the book I’ve been reading through this past year, In Want and Plenty by Meredith McDaniels. (done!)

  3. Continue reading through the Awaken Devotional by Priscilla Shirer… 90 Days with the God who Speaks. (done!)

  4. Ship gifts to out-of-town family members we didn’t get to see during Christmas. (done!)

  5. Wallpaper the Master Bath. (done!)

  6. Work on a blog post update of my 2020 yearly goals. (Not quite - had a few extra things come up last week)

  7. Record a podcast episode for my 2021 Yearly Goals and Word of the Year. (Not quite - had a few extra things come up last week)

  8. Order digital print art of our family photo, 4x6 photo prints off all the photos on my phone, and photo sleeves to add to our album. Then, clear the digital phone clutter. (done! and In progress. This will probably take me until the end of the month to complete.)

  9. Make a “Procedure List” for the kids’ chores to go over with them so they can begin to work on these steps throughout the day a little bit more independently. (done!)

This Week’s Goals:

  1. Habits I’m Tracking & Working On Right Now…
    Workouts
    Logging Meals
    Prayer Journaling
    Skincare
    Praying with My Kids

  2. Continue reading, note-taking, and journaling through the book I’ve been reading through this past year, In Want and Plenty by Meredith McDaniels.

  3. Continue reading through the Awaken Devotional by Priscilla Shirer… 90 Days with the God who Speaks.

  4. Re-Organize Office File System.

  5. Work on a blog post update of my 2020 yearly goals.

  6. Record a podcast episode for my 2021 Yearly Goals and Word of the Year.

  7. Continue to work on clearing my digital phone clutter. (Pictures, Videos, Notes, Contacts, Apps, etc.)

  8. Continue working on habits/routines with the kids.

  9. Host a play-date with a mama friend and her little ones. (done!)

  10. Revamp my Deep Cleaning Routine for our Home.

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