This post is part of the Balancedchallenge with Tricia Goyer—and you can join, too!
March 12: Your Work (Chapter Two)
What can you do or change to make working from home actually work for you? Creating an office space? Cleaning up that office space? Looking into finding a babysitter for a few hours a day? Take the first steps in making the change, then take a photo of your progress and post it on your blog.
I have amazing support from my mother and my husband. Since choosing to leave a full time job out of the home and work from home while raising my young children, I often feel as though I need to do it all and do it all at once. I need to learn to ask for help when I need it and to reduce my over all workload. Setting aside time for myself and my work allows me to focus more fully on those that need me most during the rest of the day. I’m learning to accept that not everything that I have planned for the day will always get done and that this does not constitute failure, but rather a challenge for the next day Tricia shared this verse on her blog post today: Ecclesiastes 4:6, “Better one handful with tranquility than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind.” AMEN!
Here is my plan for making working at home work for me:
- Accept help!
- Carve out writing time!
- Get a desk calendar and use it!
- Stop being harder on myself than God is!
- See progress even in the little things and realize that those small moments of doing what I can will start to add up!
- Take time to pray and seek God’s direction in my work.
- Accept and embrace that I’m being called away on a different path of writing, homeschooling, and creating curriculum.
- Remember that just because this is the journey God has called me to take doesn’t mean it always be easy and I will still struggle! Don’t give up – PRAY!
These steps were created based on my reading of Tricia Goyer’s eBook – Balanced.
My learning to accept help from others often benefits my children immensely. Here are a few pictures of my “support staff” loving on my precious son and daughter! Thank You God! – I’m so grateful to not be on this journey alone 🙂