Every so often we have an absolutely fabulous amazing day.  The house is clean and shining and everyone pitched in to get it that way.  Everyone is loving and kind to each other, my voice remains peaceful regardless of what type of instructions I am giving, we get through the basics of academic work, we spend time on our creative projects, dinner is healthy, we spend time talking and enjoying each others company.

 

And then…. The next day comes….

 

Aghh! Disaster!  I feel stressed, we don’t get any housework done, tempers are short, creativity is limited, focus is non-existent.

 

How can we yo-yo back and forth like this?  Admittedly it isn’t good-bad-good-bad in even sequences.  Unfortunately we have this amazing day and then several bad ones (of varying degrees) but it takes more than one bad to get back to the amazing.  Why is this?

 

If I am honest with myself it is partially because of my lack of self-discipline.  I get comfortable, I relax after that good day – it all seemed so easy that I lull myself into thinking that the next day will just flow and be easy too.

 

Mistake!  It wasn’t just easy – I worked hard to get that good day happening.  The results make the work I put in, not only worthwhile but also seemingly effortless.  Nothing could be further from the truth.

 

On these good days, I get up and I am motivated to stick to my commitments.  I spend time with God, I may exercise and then shower (I certainly don’t lounge in front of the computer dwindling away minutes/hours).  I wake the kids on time so they have the time to fulfil their responsibilities.  We all eat a decent amount of food because we aren’t distracted or rushed.  Its not that I run a tight ship, it is though, that I captain the ship!  If only I would learn my lesson and be captain every day and not let my guard down.

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