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When Being Perfect Isn’t Enough

Have you ever felt like you were the only one who didn’t have it all together? I know for me, I have tried it all. Eating healthier, running more, vacationing when I can and just making sure that everything is neat and tidy. For some reason, though, it all just doesn’t seem to be enough. I have been looking back at all that I have done to make things just right and I feel all wound up instead. My creativity becomes empty and I get discouraged. Lately, I have been really thinking about what it means to completely surrender. When the Bible talks about completely believing that Jesus is who He says He is, it means going all in.

Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. – 1 John 5:5

There isn’t anything that we can do to be successful, presentable, or even great. I fear failure, just like anybody else, and somehow it has made me a rather stiff soul. It has made it harder to forgive not only others but myself. When it comes to taking care of ourselves, the most important thing we can do for our minds, bodies, and souls is look completely at Jesus and not our fears. Why?

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. – John 14:6

Maybe you are discouraged. Is there a project you just can’t seem to get a head start on? Are you buried in mountains of work and forgetting things (I know I do)? Running out of steam? Not only is Jesus the only way to feel complete, He has Someone on “standby” just for you. He wants to see you succeed. He is excited for all that He has planned for you.

But the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will help you remember everything that I have told you. – John 14:26

‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. – Jeremiah 29:11

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Be Still & Know I Am God

I recently messed up and paid too much on our credit card debt. I realize that usually it is great to pay off debt, including the dreaded credit card. In this case, though, I paid too much. (It brought our account down to the point where we were going to be around $130 short by the end of the month.) Luckily I realized it before the end of the month and Phil and I tried to come up with a plan. We knew we could always ask our parents for help but we really want to avoid doing that. We also needed to pay tithe. If we skipped it, we could easily have the money with enough to buy groceries. But I have never done that and God has always provided for us. As my mom says, “there is always enough” so Phil and I took a chance and trusted in God.

It was pretty scary but we put our tithe in the offering plate that Sabbath. Phil told me later that he also put $6 in the plate, which had been in his wallet for awhile. (Really it was scary for me. I have never been this close to not having enough money. Phil got his MFA making $500 a month… He had been down this road before.) By doing this we knew that God was going to have to supply the rest.

Here is where God worked that next week:

  • My dad was in town and he (praise God) bought us groceries! He also left behind some cash. Between that and some other cash that we had planned on using for something fun, we were able to raise $90 of the $130… Sad that it had to go to this, but we know that we have a lot of fun together as a family, especially when we don’t have a negative bank account…
  • We have a savings account with not a lot of money in it. Luckily, there was a little more than $40 in it so we were able to raise the rest of the $130!
  • My parents didn’t ask us but donated some money to us. (we did not ask them!) While we were able to raise the money for the possible bounced checks, we still needed money for cat food…

God didn’t stop there.

  • I decided to do our taxes earlier than we normally do them. Actually I do them around this time but wait to actually file them because we always owe money… I expected to owe money this year but God continued to bless us by giving us enough money to pay off the rest of our credit card debt.
  • We also know that we are going to have a large expense this summer that we were not looking forward to paying. The week after paying our tithe, Phil found out that the town he works in has as special program that helps pay this large expense. In this case it covers the entire expense.

All of this happened after we paid our tithe. While all of these probably would have still happened if we hadn’t asked God for help, I know that the timing seems more important as these occurred after paying our tithe. We took a leap in asking God for help and He provided. I just read in a Bible study on the book of James by Beth Moore that she has been asked why doesn’t God just provide for our needs without us having to ask Him. She points out that God wants us to ask because He wants a relationship with us where we learn to trust in Him. And I did that week.

Going a step further, when the Egyptians were chasing the Israelites after Pharaoh changed his mind on letting them go, the Israelites cried to Moses. They stated in Exodus 14:12, “Didn’t we say to you in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians’? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!” Moses spoke to them about being delivered by God and then said in verse 14 “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” They were complaining and God told them to be still. The NKJV says to “hold your peace” in place of be still. Shortly after this the sea was split in two and the Israelites crossed on dry land. This verse really spoke to me because Phil and I had to be still with our money and not try to do it on our own. In doing this, we saw the mighty hand of God provide more abundantly than we needed. My suggestion for you. Just be still and wait for God to fight for you.

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How God Showed Himself To Me

I don’t know about you, but I like to have deep relationships with those I care about. I like one-on-one conversations about dreams and goals. When it comes to my relationship with God, I still want this. The only thing is, I have found it harder to connect with Him and it has made me doubt. If you have a hard time too, what are some things that make it hard? One of the reasons why it has been hard for me is the fact that I can’t see His face. Seems basic, but as a visual person, it really affects me.

But you know what? God showed up. Let me show you how:

A few weeks ago I started studying more about the Holy Spirit and what His job is. I love studying about Him, but this one week was different. Chris and I are in the process of moving to a whole new place and it has been stressful not knowing where we should live. So when I found several Bible verses (1 Corinthians 2:9-13, Deuteronomy 18:18, Micah 3:8) explaining how the Holy Spirit gives out wisdom, knowledge, understanding and life… I honed in BIG time. I was like, “I need this!”

I started to practice requesting wisdom, based off of what I had been reading. I requested it in little decisions while working on creative projects. I requested it when making bigger decisions like buying a new car. Each step of the way I became more confident in the wisdom that God was giving us. Especially as we started house shopping in New York a few weeks ago.

While I would plead with God in the car for wisdom, after looking at houses that just weren’t making the cut, I found myself paying special attention to Him. I was on the lookout for His next move and the next thought He would inspire me with. I felt incapable of making decisions and totally inept in knowing how to express to our realtor what we wanted (I am horrible in verbal communication). I basically presented myself before God, saying “you do it God, I can’t.” When this happened, He showed up.

It came in simple ways. Like when I thought of a new way to filter houses online or all of a sudden could spell out our next move with our realtor. Or when, after speeding through this really overwhelming house, both Chris and I looked at each other and said, “I hate to admit it, but I kinda like that house,” and “you know, that place really fits all that we were looking for.”

You see, while I was requesting wisdom from God, He was giving me more than just the smarts, He was revealing to me how He works. What He does day in and day out. His creativity in timing and knowing exactly how to move my heart. You know how the wind is used to describe the Holy Spirit moving? Well, now I see more than wind. I am starting to see the hand of God over everything and in everything. He doesn’t just want to help us make right decisions, He wants to show us His presence. He wants me to see His face just as much as I want to see it.

Remember how Moses wanted to see the Lord on the mountain? And how God said he could only see His back? You see, God’s glory is so strong that it can kill us, in our sin, if we see His face. So He has to show Himself in other ways. In the last 2 months I have seen His “back” and it has made me more courageous in my prayers and confident in Him. No more crazy guessing about His will. No more wondering where He is and what He looks like. This verse couldn’t be more relevant right now:

Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him. – 1 Corinthians 2:9

I invite you to ask for His wisdom, because then you will see Him more powerfully than ever before.

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Nothing to Prove by Jennie Allen

I read Jennie Allen’s book Anything a few years ago.  And it was at a pivotal time for me and I felt that God used Jennie’s words to speak to me.

That is almost identical to what happened when I read this book, Nothing to Prove.  Recently I feel that I have been striving to have God listen.  To be good enough to make Him hear me.  But it doesn’t feel like it is working.  And then I read Nothing to Prove.

I don’t know what you are going through right now, but somehow I can bet that you might be tired.  Tired of drama, work, kids, marriage, of trying and trying and trying.

This book is for you.  Jennie writes with honesty and beauty but she also will challenge you as she loves you. Isn’t that the kind of friend we all want?  One that loves us where we are but won’t leave us there?

Are you ready to move beyond yourself but to do it in a way that isn’t exhausting?  I am, but I had no idea what that would look like.  My plate is already so full.

This book is for you.  As you walk through the reflection questions that Jennie gives you she takes you to the feet of Jesus where you can hear His voice saying, “Abide in Me.”  And then…page by page you find you are abiding and your heart and creativity have wings to see what God has for you to do.

I know my review isn’t going to do justice to the profound beauty and impact of the book, but I hope it helps you want to read it.

You should read it.  I am so thankful I did.

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One Way To Combat Winter Darkness

On Wednesday, December 21st my husband, Matthew, said to me, “The days will get longer from here on out.”  You see, December 21st has the least amount of daylight and then on the days begin to sloooowly lengthen again.

I have a complicated relationship with winter.  I love it.  I love the cozy warmth of hot drinks and family curled up together.  I love the soft flickers of candle light and the quietness of darkness.

And yet I hate the darkness.  It makes me claustrophobic.  Or, I guess I could say that too much darkness, too early, is what I don’t like.  Normal darkness, at night, is okay.  But darkness at 4:00pm, no thank you!

I wanted to share with you one very easy and practical thing, we have done in our home, that has helped me a lot.

Go to your nearest home improvement store and buy daylight LED light bulbs and change every other bulb in your house.  The reason you need daylight, blue or cool, LED light bulbs is that this best represents natural daylight.  The other LED bulbs will be bright and wonderful but having the daylight LED bulbs will make a huge difference–at least it does for me.

Having a light bulb that mimics natural daylight is amazing!  You wouldn’t think that it would make such a big difference, but it does.  And for me, it makes the darkness bearable because, instead of my body sensing just darkness when it is dark at 4 or 5pm, it still feels like there is daylight.   You will have to try it.  It might sound silly, but it really does help.

For others like me, what do you do to help combat the darkness of winter when you want light?

I would love to hear more ideas that to help brighten these winter days!

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Cleansing Smoothie

People sometimes wonder what the reason is for constipation. Lack of fiber is one of the reasons. It’s not easy at times to eat a special diet full of vegetables, fruits, and good healthy fluids (water, coconut water, green juices, nut milk). As a nurse it makes me sad that many of my patients are on stool softeners and laxatives all because many of them don’t eat properly. Cleaning your colon is so important. Bowel movements should happen every day and some specialists believe twice a day. Many people, women primarily, have issues with bloating, etc. A lot of the foods we eat are mostly fillers and don’t really help us. We pick convenience but sometimes that comes at a price. Making juices and smoothies aren’t always easy, but they benefit my body so amazing that the last thing I think about is the hard work.

This smoothie that I am sharing today is by someone I really admire, Yovana Mendoza, a Mexican raw vegan. This colon cleansing smoothie not only helps move your bowels, but it clarifies the mind as well.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of orange juice
  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • 4 cups of spinach
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 1 head of lettuce
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • water

Blend it all in a high speed blender (I used the Vitamix).

This smoothie is very tasty, refreshing, and full of fiber which helps with your digestion. Moving the bowels on a regular basis will help decrease your abdomen and  constipation.  It will make your skin clear and improves your energy.

Benefits of fiber:

  • blood sugar control
  • weight management
  • improves digestion, heart, and skin health
  • decreases risk for stroke
  • may lower hemorrhoids
  • decreases risk of gallstones, and kidney stones
  • relieves you from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
  • reduces the risk of diverticulitis

Remember to eat at least 50g of fiber per 1000 calories consumed! Most Americans don’t get even close to that. Enjoy this amazing smoothie, I sure will!

Until next time!

Suellen

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What I Learned From Loosing My Photos

So I debated sharing this, but I thought what I learned from it could help others too.

About two weeks ago, my external hard drive with all of my photos on it, DIED. I had been meaning to back up everything onto another one and even online, but I didn’t do it. I was too busy. It made me cry crocodile tears and it felt like someone important to me had died. All of my work, as well as my memories, were gone. Just days before this happened, I had asked God to help me with letting go. To just stop me from thinking that I had everything in control. I am always so uptight and it was beginning to show.

So. What did I learn? Most importantly, God didn’t make my hard drive die. He wouldn’t do that to me. My work and my memories are important to Him. Since I learned quite a few things, here is a list:

  • God uses circumstances that occur, outside of His control, to show us how He is going to help.
  • Life still goes on when we loose our STUFF.
  • Printing and framing your photographs is pretty important, even though it is tedious.
  • We improve even though it doesn’t feel like it sometimes. 10 years ago I would have stopped taking pictures all together if this happened. Today, I am still snapping away despite my situation.
  • I feel more determined and confident in my photography because it took loosing my work to value it more.
  • Sometimes learning to let go only happens when you are forced into it.
  • Loosing pictures or possessions isn’t the end of the world, it’s not like someone close died.
  • God sometimes intervenes before we actually need the help, by preparing us for the struggle.
  • Faith takes letting go completely in SO many different areas that I never knew about.

Thankfully I have one more try at recovering these images. I found a company that charges a flat rate for retrieving photos and so I just have to send it in when I am ready to spend the money. Faith is a funny thing. That is really what this is all about. We can use all sorts of religious words to describe faith, but in the end it isn’t till we have to jump into it that we fully understand what it can do for us. Faith doesn’t get us into Heaven, like some might think. It just sets us free, cause honestly, we really don’t have control over much.

Here is an awesome quote I found on the internet:

“Let God have your life; He can do more with it than you can.” – Dwight L. Moody

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Reasons Why You Can Do Hard Things

On November 20, at 8:28 AM, we welcomed Henry Dean Pritchard into the world. After 16 hours of unmedicated labor (only about 5 hours were bad!), I delivered an 8 lb, 12 oz, healthy and beautiful baby boy with a head full of dark hair.15170814_1877056075862297_2993400617489941927_n

For as long as I can remember, I wanted to have a natural, unmedicated childbirth, and I did it! I learned something about myself – I can do hard things! Giving birth was physically the hardest thing I’ve ever done, and pretty high on my list of mentally challenging things. I asked for an epidural, which I didn’t really want; I just wanted out of the pain. My wonderful nurse and husband both said no to that request and gave me words of encouragement instead. I said all kinds of crazy things like, “I don’t want this!” and “two kids are enough,” and “I am never doing this again!” (You really DO forget the pain, because the day he was born, I was telling Brian that I’d do it again… just not next week.)20161121_072848

Don’t ever doubt your ability to do hard things. You can do hard things, too! Your hard thing may not be natural childbirth – it may be something like making it through a difficult time in your marriage, a particularly challenging situation at work, a family situation, raising kids, running a marathon, etc. You know what your hard things are. You can do hard things.20161120_164125

This is the time of year for New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps you are making a resolution to lose weight or spend more time with God. Maybe you are making a resolution to bea better friend or better wife. Whatever it is, those New Year’s resolutions are notoriously hard to keep! If you are making a resolution, I want to encourage you! You can do hard things!20161120_110850

The week leading up to having Henry, Rachael’s memory verse was Matthew 19:26 – “With men, this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Throughout my labor, God brought Rachael’s memory verse to my mind. You can do hard things, because with God, all things are possible. The more I read about how nothing is impossible with God, the more I notice that the word repeatedly used is with, not for. We all know that nothing is impossible for God, but the Bible tells us that with God, all things are possible.

For nothing will be impossible with God. ~ Luke 1:37 (NASB)

I can do all this through him who gives me strength. ~ Philippians 4:13 (NIV)

He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”~ Matthew 17:20 (NIV)

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. ~Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

Is there a hard thing that you need to do? Be encouraged! Team up with God, and you can do hard things – even keep those New Year’s resolutions!

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Needing A New Start?

Are you wishing for a do over? Feeling kind of embarrassed about how things went down in 2016? Maybe you are little skeptical about having a fresh start? Here we are coming into the new year and it can be so frustrating to make a plan, feel determined to see it through, and then fall flat on your face two days into the new year. It makes us skeptical about changing our lifestyles for the better or maybe seeing an issue through.

Here is the awesome thing. With God you get a million chances. Not only that He has given us so many promises that if we just give over our “stuff” to Him, He will give us what we are really after! Healthier bodies, motivated minds, and patient hearts. We can quit fighting ourselves and just let Him take care of the rest. Isn’t it so easy to just not even try when you know what will happen? I know it all too well.

Over the last few months I have been constantly asking God to help me surrender. I always need control in life and it makes me anxious. Not only has He shown me that beating myself up won’t help, but that He is changing my life one step at a time, bringing me closer to surrender. For some it might all happen in one step, for others, like me, it happens over time.

God just wants us to give Him a chance to help us. So if you feel like a failure or like you just can’t get anything right for the new year, know this:

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. – 1 Peter 1:3-5

And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. – Romans 5:5

With Christ, you got this!

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Migraines: My Journey Toward Recovery Pt.1

So I want to share with you guys a journey that I have been on for a while. I am doing it because I just experienced a breakthrough and I want to be able to share what I am learning in hopes that you can benefit from it. I know I am not alone in this journey.

So, for the last 10 years I have been struggling with hormonal migraines. Any of you in the same boat? I’ve tried lavender scented tea and candles, caffeinated beverages of all kinds, pain killers, cold/hot showers, sleeping, drinking lots of water, gluten free diets, progesterone cream, massages, days off, you name it. All in an attempt to ease the pulsing in my head, the foggy thoughts, and the feeling like I am pregnant, but clearly am not. It is kinda consuming and I feel overly obsessed about it. Which leads me to something I didn’t realize had anything to do with my prayer life. God is funny like that no? He just knows our deepest desires.

I have been writing my prayers out in a journal. I shared a while back about how I am easily affected by my feelings, how I need constant visual reminders that God and I did in fact talk. One such prayer that I always write, is that God will protect my marriage and our home. It is a weighted and powerful request. I don’t really pray that He will keep the thieves out. I pray more for His power to keep the evil spirits out. One such way that I know they try to come in, is through my mind. It can think some of the most ridiculous things that have the potential to destroy our home. God has granted my request each and every time I ask. I speak less fighting words when I do. In turn I feel even closer to my husband, Chris. It’s pretty legit. The kind that binds for good.

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While God has been doing His thing, making me a little more pleasant to be around, He has been creating this other desire in my heart. Because of my migraines, I can’t always be available. Sometimes it just makes me cranky. Other times I have a hard time processing information and getting work done. So when my friend, Hillary, asked if I would participate in a survey for a natural remedy course that she is taking, I jumped at it. I wanted in on getting better! When she got back to me, asking a few more questions about my symptoms and concerns, she said I should look up “estrogen dominance” and check back with her. You guys, you have no idea how happy I was to discover that this is a thing! I do most of my searches on Pinterest and BAM. The results were in. Well sort of.

I have to go through some major changes in order to rid myself of the excessive amount of estrogen in my body. Once I do that I have to reevaluate and take some blood work. I am nervous and glad at the same time. For so long I have struggled with mild depression, anxiety, and fatigue. I want to be able to offer more to my community, this ministry, as well as my home. And I don’t just want to keep these new developments to myself! I want to share the secrets to a whole life. At least in this situation. If I discover other beautiful healing things, I won’t hold back.

You know that verse that talks about protecting the gate to your heart? My neurobiology professor in college called the thalamus the gateway to the brain. Today, this gate is being strengthened. I am thankful.

Above all else, guard your heart for everything you do flows from it. – Proverbs 4:23

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Energy Smoothie Bowl

This is one of the easiest energy smoothies bowls to make and is super delicious. I love this smoothie because it’s packed with antioxidants, potassium, protein, fiber, and much more. This is the perfect pre or post workout smoothie bowl. It will give you energy, satisfies the cravings, and is light in your stomach, getting your digestive system working in a proper manner. I love smoothie bowls, and I hope you can fall in love with this easy recipe.

Add into your high speed blender (I used the Vitamix) the following:

  • handful of blackberries (about 10-15)
  • handful of raspberries (about 10-15)
  • handful of blueberries (about 10-15)
  • 2 strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 scoop of Sun Warrior protein-powder chocolate flavor (vegan protein powder)
  • 1 tbsp of flax seeds
  • 1 tbsp of chia seeds
  • 1 cup of rice milk (You can use your favorite nut milk as well. I used rice milk because it was the only milk available in my fridge, but it tastes delicious! If you never have had rice milk, it’s very thin, very light, and it tastes really delicious. You can find it in the nut milk fridge isle of your supermarket. The brand I used is “Rice Dream”.)
  • ice to taste if you like it chilled ( I did not add the ice, but I would add at least 1-2 ice cubes)

Blend it all together until smooth. You will see it turn into a purple or maroon color, with kind of a mildly thick consistency. Pour it into your favorite bowl.

Add your favorite topping ingredients. I added the following this time:

  • granola
  • blueberries
  • strawberries
  • mulberries
  • coconut flakes
  • cocoa nibs

This smoothie bowl is so creamy, so delicious, so colorful, packed with vitamins, and super tasty too! Hope you can enjoy this as your breakfast, your pre or post work out, or even maybe your lunch or dinner. It is a delicious meal for real!

If you would like to try some other recipes, I have a Papaya Smoothie Bowl and Purple Granola Bowl recipe that you should try!

 

Until next time!

Sue

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How To Define Personal Priorities

Lately I have been feeling like I have 5 arms that are getting stretched to the max. I love details and giving 100% to what I am doing but at the same time I feel like I am getting no where. I think I spend about 50% of my days at home worrying about getting everything done and feeling accomplished. My brain is one big fuzz pile. If a brain could be fuzzy that is. I don’t even have kids yet! Ugh… my time management is wacky and I can’t even keep a calendar.

Chris pointed out the other day that for someone who is so detail oriented and organized, I am all over the place. I haven’t made a full on meal for us in over a month. Chris works 50+ hours a week and so I should be able to make food, but he ends up doing it. He doesn’t mind, but he also sees my frustration. He knows that I am having a hard time keeping everything straight, as well as feeling tired and unhealthy. I can’t even relax once Sabbath comes.

So I figured out a few things that are really important this past Thanksgiving week.

  1. I cannot let go of any of the projects that I am currently involved with.
  2. Because of #1 I need to prioritize.
  3. I need to start becoming my own manager, cause clearly no one is going to do it for me!

I got out a dry-erase board and started to write things out that are important to me. I wanted to use something big to write on and not have the distraction of technology. I also wanted to figure out what days I was willing to work on personal projects. Here is how I was able to slim down my work load without having to get rid of a project:

  • Realize that what comes first is the home. Out of everything that I am involved in, the most important thing is my duty in the home. Since Chris works outside of the home three times as much as I do, I am responsible for making sure there is food in the fridge, clean clothes in the drawers, and that our cars are registered for the year. Making our environment a healthy place and making sure that the little details aren’t out of control helps ease the stress on him and makes our home a happier place.
  • Figure out which one of my projects could make the most impact for my family. I have 3 projects: a ministry, photography, and web design. All 3 are crucial and important to me, but with web design, I can visualize the financial goals and overall need around me. Photography I love and I would take photos of families everyday if I could, but it isn’t practical for others and is more of a luxury item. I want to continue making it affordable for families and so in turn it wouldn’t be overly sustainable for mine. With web design I can integrate 3 things that I love: photography, organization, and psychology. Lumping these all together leaves room for this ministry right here (EIG)!
  • Make a schedule & figure out what days I want to get these tasks done. I decided to use the Google Calendar because I have the app right on my phone and I can open it up quickly. I figured out that I didn’t want to post on Instagram every week day and that I would only post on my photography blog once a week. By looking at the calendar I was able to figure out what I could realistically do. Since I am just starting out and still have a part time job out of the home, I can’t do what other entrepreneurs are able to do. I leave my days off, besides Saturday for strictly these projects and home life.

Just by realizing what is most important, can really help us accomplish a lot in a smaller amount of time. It’s a process and definitely something that won’t take overnight to implement, but it can definitely make you feel more confident about the future. Do you feel overwhelmed? Is it hard to let go of a project? What are some things that are really important to you? And hey, if you have any thoughts on how to better prioritize, please share! I am green in my new abilities!

Also, if you are looking for other ways to be more productive, check out this Guide to Healthier Productivity!