Over the last few weeks my goals have been focused on me, not so much on my children.  Primarily I have wanted to change my heart towards my home.  To be focused on relationships and homemaking.  By homemaking I don’t mean the keeping the house clean but rather the atmosphere, the creating a haven for my family.

 

This has been a heart adjustment, a shifting of priorities and a work still in progress.

 

With my main focus on relationships I have been able to lay aside or delay office work and play games with my children.  Though I didn’t read to them as much this week, games have resurfaced which is nice.  Meal times have been relaxed – and on time which really gives me the space to be relaxed.  When we jam dinner close to bedtime I revert to being task orientated – just get dinner over with and into bed!

 

I did manage to get Christmas plans underway.  This included preparing a local workshop “Restoring the Heart, Mind and Soul of Christmas”.  My e-booklet will be available for download shortly. 

 

In preparing my home for 12 ladies I rearranged the furniture in my lounge room, opening it up so the chairs weren’t so cozy.  This gave me a little buzz and motivation to keep the lounge room looking nice.

 

I have slowly started to be more consistent with my Flylady Routines.  My goal was to spend one hour a day on the following focuses:

Monday – Washing, Floor, Bedrooms
Tuesday – Ironing, Zone
Wednesday – Zone
Thursday – Town Chores, Grocery Shopping
Friday – Weekly Homebless, Tropical Homebless
Saturday – Prepare for Family Day
Sunday – Rest, Relationships and Worship

 

I still have work to do on my own responsibilities, especially asking myself the question, “Belinda, do you have the freedom to be doing this?”  It is so easy to get distracted with the easy tasks, the tasks that your heart delights in, but if I am not finished my responsibilities I need to carry through that first.  A tough lesson to learn!

 

Belinda

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