Y’all the busyness of this season has me like whaaaaat?!?!
We literally JUST said goodbye to November, and hello to December, and ALREADY I am feeling the overwhelm!
Let me give you a quick synopsis of my crazy right now…
Today alone, I have a mound of laundry to fold and put away. And more laundry to wash. Thus starting the vicious, unending cycle all over again. Isn’t that the exact definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results? Lord, help me…
I have a kitchen disaster awaiting my attention from the night before, when we were all too tired to worry about the mess. Yet seeing as I am the only adult home during the day, I am the only one experiencing the long-term effects of our hasty decision to forego cleaning the night before. Go figure.
I have 3 not-so-fun phone calls to make:
- One to the insurance company about the school bus that sideswiped my van while I was picking the kids up from school.
- Another to the credit card company who called to inform me that there was suspicious activity on my account that requires my immediate attention.
- And another to our health insurance who just sent us a bill for an OBSCENE amount, directly after we just paid the existing balance to zero.
For the love…
I have dinner to plan and meat to thaw.
I have a sick child at home who needs her mama, and an infant child who can’t seem to stay out of every-lovin-thing she’s not supposed to touch!
I have bills to pay, gifts to buy, and parties to plan.
There are school concerts to attend, emails to send, and blog posts to write.
Not to mention all of the holiday activities beginning to crowd my calendar.
And somewhere in the midst of it all, I am somehow supposed to enjoy the holiday season, AND make it joyful for the rest of my family, to boot!
And I ask…HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO DO IT ALL?!
True to Rachel fashion, I frantically cried out to God.
“God, help me. I can’t do this. How am I supposed to maintain my sanity? Who am I, SUPERWOMAN?”
But then it dawned on me that if I actually wanted His help, I would have to pause long enough to hear Him respond. Otherwise, I’m merely just ranting.
So, I did. And in the quiet, the Lord in all his goodness, gave me 6 simple steps to implement in order to ditch the overwhelm this holiday season.
Perhaps these will benefit you too.