1. Aprille! So fabulous to stumble upon a fellow 2013 Allume newbie at FMF. I completely identify with your “my mind is a mall” analogy and found myself in your writing today. Thank you!

  2. Dear one,
    I was talking to my husband the other day about this very thing and he reminded me that my perspective is so often my own expectations of myself. You are loved by so many! So even if it feels pointless, take the time to rest. It’s not just a good idea, it is one of God’s commands. Because He loves us too much to leave us in our overwhelmed.
    Love you lady,

    • Thanks so much Becky. I’m actually still in my pajamas right now. Decided not to leave the house today and take a day to stay home, rest, spend some really sweet time with Ezra, catch up on some light housework and computer work – it’s been nice. thinking about getting a hot shower before Russ gets home as Ezra finishes watching Mary Poppins!

  3. Lacey Michael

    I can identify with your thoughts on having a mall in your mind! haha! I’ve started to try and focus on what are high priorities for my husband and me. What HAS to get done; what should get done; what might get done; what I wish would get done. Its helped to me to not feel guilty about what I don’t get done. Guilt is not of the Lord. Also, I have started to demand a quiet time from my kids for at least an hour in the afternoon where I do nothing. N.O.T.H.I.N.G. unless I want to. Since I’ve started this I’ve felt a little less like a pressurized cooker. 😉 Hope things get less stressful for you too.

    • Yes! I have been trying to prioritize better. I feel like I have a hard time differentiating between what HAS to get done and what SHOULD get done – or sometimes I put off the should and then a few weeks go by and the pressure increases because eventually, that stuff has to get done too. There was a lot of stuff that was really pressing on my plate for a few weeks and it was just hard to manage it all!

      I do the quiet time thing as well. I use afternoon time to either work on my blog or watch a show. It really helps!

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