I struggled with getting things started let alone finished. I was stuck in a cycle of procrastination and overwhelm.
When I share this struggle with other mamas, I find that this is common within motherhood and it creates burn out and resentment.
I asked myself, there has to be a way to make this better, right? Is it possible to find peace and order during the chaotic years of raising children?
I found myself on a quest to answer these questions out of sheer desperation after our third son was born and I felt in. over. my. head.
I started to slowly pull myself out of the cycle of overwhelm and I share what has (and hasn't) been helpful for me here.
I found that I needed to shift my mindset and slowly establish new routines but ultimately, I had to give myself permission to strive for progress over perfection every day.
Now, when I begin to feel overwhelmed, I don't get as stuck as I did in the past.
Are you doooooone? Done with feeling stuck in the rut of overwhelm but have no idea where to start? I hope you find encouragement here.
I hope you know you are not alone.
I'd love to point you toward several posts I have written that may help jumpstart your journey toward peace and order in your life.
How to get stuff done without losing your mind is a great place to start. I include a link to a podcast interview where I go into more detail.
If you need a shift in your mindset, check out Lack of productivity? Maybe you're not convicted the tasks are worthwhile. Realizing I wasn't convicted the tasks were worthwhile was a game changer for me.
Finally, I wrote a 31 Day series called 31 Days of Striving for Progress over Perfection. You will find 31 days of posts tackling the practicals, obstacles and freedom found by striving for progress over perfection.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I am so glad you are here!