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Because, amazingly enough, I can’t do everything…

I know. It was a shock to me too.

Oh well. I never said I was wonder woman.

 

Anyway… to that end, I am doing something a little bit crazy. I am merging my blogs. When all is said and done, I plan to have only five to keep track of – instead of 11. YEESH!

It will probably take a few weeks to accomplish and after that, I plan to keep the old ones active for a couple months before I shut them off but then I will just delete them.

I’m tired and I really need to slim down my tasks.

 

So – this is what I will be left with to keep track of.

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Balanced Challenge Day 11 | March 21: Refresh (Chapter 11)

Sad…The last day.

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Day 11: Refresh (Chapter Eleven)

Don’t think balance will happen overnight—or even over an eleven-day challenge. It takes practice, and practice takes time. Spend a few minutes reviewing what you’ve learned throughout this challenge and what you hope to continue implementing in your life. Then blog about how you can keep persevering and working toward balance after the challenge has ended. Share encouragement for those who might feel they’ve failed at balance.

What can I say about this chapter?

How can I continue to implement these in my life?

Well, what I do every time I worry about not succeeding. KEEP TRYING!

PRAY! READ my Bible! Continue to give God my burdens. He can hold them so much better than I can! LOVE my family! READ more about these subjects and continue to seek out new information and suggestions! NEVER stop writing!

What do you think?

Do you need more Balance in your life? Would you consider implementing these suggestions into your own life? Would you tell us about it?

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Balanced Challenge Day 9 | March 19: Inspiration and Relaxation (Chapter Nine)

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Day 9: Inspiration and Relaxation (Chapter Nine)

Give your mind a rest and a dose of good, old-fashioned inspiration. Carve out some time today to implement one of my tips about finding inspiration and enjoy the feeling of creativity. Then come up with your own list of ways you can find inspiration and share those on your blog.

The inspiration part I usually don’t have any trouble with.

But the relaxation – For me, even when we take our yearly trek to Myrtle Beach, I don’t fully relax. I have two kids to keep up with at a beach. Who could relax? But I really LOVE Tricia’s suggestions here. I plan to try each one of them at some point or other in the future. Might be fun to take them in turns until I figure out which ones work for me.

I might even come back later and have a list I’ve come up with myself.

Do you need more Balance in your life? Would you consider implementing these suggestions into your own life? Would you tell us about it?

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Balanced Challenge Day 6 | March 16: Do What You Can (Chapter Six)

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Day 6: Do What You Can (Chapter Six)

Do you have an extra fifteen minutes before you need to hop in the car to pick up your kids? Make the most of them! Do a little laundry, organize a stack of papers, do a quick sweep of the kitchen. Those five, ten, and fifteen minutes add up throughout the day! Take advantage of them today and write about your experience and all you got done in today’s blog post.

Now this is one area I AM good at!

I am the master at the “last-minute clean”. I excel at fitting things into places no one else would think they could fit! I am fantastic at planning trips so that we don’t backtrack too much. I think of where we need to go that day and I fit things in along the route.

It stems from a very tight budget but it also stems from a busy lifestyle.

Unfortunately, since I am not great at scheduling time, it also means I’m late a lot so that part needs some work.

Do you need more Balance in your life? Would you consider implementing these suggestions into your own life? Would you tell us about it?

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Balanced Challenge Day 5| March 15: Rank These Priorities (Chapter Five)

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Day 5: Rank Those Priorities (Chapter Five)

At the end of chapter five, there’s a ranking system to help you form your calendar before you fill it. Using the ranking system, revamp your calendar, then take a picture of it to post on your blog. Write a few sentences about what you’re giving up to fill instead with what’s truly important.

This one is a bit tricky for me.

I have never been good at making a calendar and sticking to it. Last year for Christmas, Mom bought me an iPhone. It has taken months for me to really start using the calendar feature. And, to be honest, most of what is there are the blog tour dates for the books I review and the date my post is supposed to go up. Otherwise, Mom uses texts to remind me of things I need to get done throughout the day.

I lean on her so much for so many little things. I seriously could not get everything I do manage to get done, accomplished without her. She is the organizer in our family. She is the planner and she is my go-to for so much.

It’s definitely an area I need to work on.

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Balanced Challenge Day 1| March 11: Family Priorities (Chapter One)

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Day 1: Family Priorities (Chapter One) Determine what your priorities as a family are. Ask yourself a few questions: What do we want to achieve as a family? What will matter five years from now—ten years from now? What will mold our children into God-serving adults? What will bring peace—not stress—to our home?

What do we want to achieve as a family?
What will matter five years from now—ten years from now?
What will mold our children into God-serving adults?
What will bring peace—not stress—to our home

The list doesn’t look all that difficult at first glance but it can be incredibly challenging to break this down into realistic goals for your own family.

• Participate in a daily bible study, together as a family and work at hiding God’s word away in our hearts.
• Nurture my children’s gift of music. God has truly blessed them, blessed us all!
• Spend time together as a family doing something other than eating a meal – since we don’t have difficulty with that one.
• Teach my children the importance of showing our faith to the world
• Prepare my children for the world and their role in it.
• Teach the children the ins and outs of courtship and the pitfalls of dating so that, when the time comes, they can make the decision for themselves and navigate that choice well.

This is my own personal list. And I decided a long time ago that any writing or blogging or social media I might do would come AFTER the children and in between all the extra little things we do daily. That’s why you don’t hear from me sometimes for days. I also store up extra blogs whenever possible and schedule them to post at a later time.

Do you need more Balance in your life? Would you consider implementing these suggestions into your own life? Would you tell us about it?

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