What do I do when my ‘Life Plate’ is completely full and things are leaning over the edge threatening to fall?
How can I possibly catch the falling items when I only have two hands?
Why am I continually asked to keep adding to my ‘Life Plate’ when I see no space available?
The overwhelmed feelings come when we fail to recognize what is on our ‘Life Plate’.
Might I suggest we look at things from a new perspective? Try these steps for more peace:
1-Take inventory – Specifically list each item on your ‘Plate’.
2- Rank the importance – Which items are most important to you personally? Of course I’m not willing to push my children off my plate (so to speak) so I can make room for watching my favorite weekly television show for example. It is of my opinion that my teenager needs me more now than when she was a toddler. The challenges she faces now are vital life lessons she is learning and seem to outweigh the importance of being able to tie a shoe or put a shirt on correctly. (But that’s a whole other blog)
3 -Celebrate the joy – Keep the items on your ‘Life Plate’ that bring you joy. What about the house work? Yes, put it in perspective…the joy is in being proud of a clean house. Order does produce peace. Just trust me on this one.
Where is your focus? Sometimes life does seem ‘full’. Realize if you continue to look at the lack of space you cannot relieve the darkness. I encourage you to place your focus on the amount of joy each item can bring to you. Go ahead – give it a try today. You’ll be glad you did.