Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Be Content.

I am easily overwhelmed.


Work.School.Church.Home.



I look around and it seems as though everyone's lives are busy - but they handle it so much better than I do. They still get their to-do lists checked. They school, work, mother, clean, cook... they make it all seem so easy.



Sometimes it makes me feel like I am capable of less. Like I can't do what they can.
I spend a lot of time thinking about this - thinking about how I wish I could do more. How I wish I could get everything done.


Well, I've decided that's ending. It's time for me to learn to be content with who I am. To be proud of the things I do accomplish rather than dwell on all of the things left un-done. To stop trying to prove something, taking on too much and ending up overwhelmed and disheartened.



2011 is the year to be content.


It doesn't mean I will stop trying to be better, or settle for what I am now without the desire to grow. It means I'm going to prioritize the things that need to get done and not worry so much about the rest. It means I'm going to be satisfied with what I accomplish and happy with who I am.


2011 is the year I'm finding my happy place.


"We women have a lot to learn about simplifying our lives. We have
to decide what is important and then move along at a pace that is
comfortable for us. We have to develop the maturity to stop trying
to prove something. We have to learn to be content with what we
are."
- Marjorie Pay Hinckley




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5 witty remarks:

Rani said...

You spoke volumes with this post. Thanks for the perspective. You are awesome, girl!

Heidi said...

"Sometimes it makes me feel like I am capable of less. Like I can't do what they can.
I spend a lot of time thinking about this - thinking about how I wish I could do more. How I wish I could get everything done."
um. this is exactly how i feel. I no longer work, i just mother. Now that the holidays are over I feel like i can get more done, but I felt that I always had so little that I needed to take care of but i could not handle it!
I am a student this semester. One online class and one campus class (4 hours one night a week). I think i can do it and throw in a house move!)

Jenny Johnson said...

I think you are amazing. I don't think I could handle your case load, so always know that there is someone who thinks the world of you!!

Natalie & Hunter said...

Totally know how you feel. I remember Pres. Uchtdorf said in a recent talk (I think at the RS Broadcast a year ago) that "women will never have enough time to fulfill every righteous desire". Pretty sure it was the talk where he spoke about how women are "creators". That made me feel so much better- not in a "alright I can just settle down" but made me content, like you said.

Bev said...

Wow.....amazing post! I wanna be just like you!! You're a good example to many, especially me!!