Today’s blog post is not about fashion, clothing or travel (ALL of which I LOVE!), but today I have been contemplating the word: Productive. Productivity and the way I view it has changed drastically in the past 2 years! Productive 2 years ago, to me, would have meant getting up at 5:30am, grabbing a coffee, heading to an early morning Pilates class, coming home to shower and followed by a full day of working, shooting outfits, answering emails and then dinner with the husband! Today however productivity looks so much different. Today, a ‘productive’ day, is waking up at 7 am with my son because he may or may not have slept the night before and with (typical) exhaustion I slowly waddle downstairs, start my coffee and Brayden’s breakfast! After about 30 minutes of Brayden feeding himself, cleaning up all the food he managed to get all over the floor we then play toys for a little bit and then it’s morning nap time! During nap time I rush to the shower, attempt to get ready and answer an inbox full of messages and maybe do a few fun Instastories with you all (which I LOVE!), then it’s time for Brayden to get up, have lunch, followed by more play time and then on to his afternoon nap where I attempt once again to finalize anything I have outstanding and typically when I get a chance to write blog posts. I am so GRATEFUL & THANKFUL for what I do each and every single day ( I LOVE IT SO MUCH 🙂 ) and the BLESSING (and I know it’s a true blessing) to stay at home with my son, but I wanted to just share today that the pressure we all put on ourselves to be ‘PRODUCTIVE’ is often skewed and we need to be easier on ourselves!
It’s days like TODAY, while I am sitting on my moms couch at her lake house (my husband is out of town so I sometimes stay with my parents) watching ‘How To Lose a Guy in 10 Day’s and typing out a blog post that was laid on my heart this morning during a devotion time with my mom, that I stop and realize that although today I have not yet showered, hardly answered one email that I HAVE BEEN PRODUCTIVE! I have been productive spending the morning with my mom and my son (time which I will never get back), I was PRODUCTIVE while riding him on the golf cart (his FAVORITE thing in the world) and seeing the animals and nature, I was PRODUCTIVE taking a nap with him on the sofa and I am PRODUCTIVE just being a MOM! I think that we all need to realize that we are maybe just a little too hard on ourselves and PRODUCTIVITY is relative! WE are all doing amazing, we are ALL doing the absolute BEST we can and WE all are PERFECT in Christ!
Today God Blessed me with a stormy day and said, “Be Still & Know That I Am God.’ – Psalm 46:10. That message was loud and clear to me this morning when I had an agenda that literally was far from ‘BE STILL!’ when my feet hit the floor this morning! I don’t know why this message was laid on my heart so heavily, but I wanted to share it if for any reason it may touch one of you the way it touched me! Be easier on yourself and know that you are doing the absolute best thing you can! On those days where your plans seemed ‘ruined’ those are the days that you may make some of the best memories and maybe it’s God’s way of telling you to ‘Be Still.’ – Psalm 46:10 Hope you guys have the best Tuesday! XOXO!