Striking a Balance
On Monday we drove down to Newark Delaware to visit our daughter and spend the day with her. We had lovely weather and a great time. Instead of eating at a chain restaurant for lunch before meeting her we stopped at a small family diner to switch it up.
The food was great, the service was fast and we were happy to eat somewhere new to us.
I worked on the blanket for five hours knitting my little heart out. I loved being in my element, just me and my knitting and a handy driver (husband). He loves to drive, I love to ride -- a match made in heaven.
My schedule has been full and I'm feeling the pressure with trying to keep up with everything. There are tasks that have to be done and then there are tasks I want to do. Striking a balance is the challenge. How do I do it all? Well as you know, I can't do it all.
I'm terrible at delegating duties. I know I can do it faster and better and there lies the problem. I need to delegate and let go.
I know that I'm my best self with some down time. I usually get a few hours each morning by myself with my journal (and daily praying). In the evening I will knit for a few hours. These practices anchor my whole day. It's the busy middle part where I need to carve out some down time.
|getting close to the edging|
The weather this week has been picture perfect. The hot weather earlier in the week felt like a hug from mother nature. I'm sure I'll be complaining about it at the end of July but for now its brief existence was welcomed.
So how do you strike a balance during a busy week?