Instead of trying to ‘do it all,’ focus on how you can get it all done.
I admit I have used the phrase a time or two. “Doing it all” is the desire we all want, isn’t it? But is it really what is most effective?
We often can get caught up in the idea that we need to do it all in order to be a good mom, wife, or business owner. Yet, even the Proverbs woman had helpers!
What is the overarching goal? We want the tasks to be completed so we can show up in all our roles in integrity.
When we think about it from this perspective, we can recognize that seeking ways to offload some of our tasks allows us to get it all done. In fact, it can help us meet our goals better because we show up with integrity.
I think the idea that we are doing it all is quite wrong. I’ve never done it all at once, but I have always figured out how to get it all done. For me, the best method is to recognize what our priorities are, and sink into them willingly. Then offload anything that is not important in the current season.⠀⠀⠀⠀
What might this look like?
- Asking for help
- Chore chart
- Saying no
- Other systems and routines (that don’t have to cost anything).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It’s time to stop the illusion that we are doing it all, and start recognizing how we can best get it all done. Delegation, teamwork, and understanding what must and may get done for the day in our current season can help immensely.
But doing it all? Well, I’ll settle for a clear plate and put only what’s most important back on it.
What are your thoughts about doing it all?