Monday mantra. 👊🏼 .
one of the most popular questions i received from my polls the other day was, “how do you keep God at the forefront when you have so many things to balance?” first: i love that THAT was the question! second: the answer is just that: balance! .
I’ve learned that in being an active duty service member, raising two (young) children, being a wife, launching a business, riding the waves of grief and training for a marathon all in one season, balance is key. .
and sacrifice. i wake up at 5 every morning and read my Bible. every day. no matter what. i make coffee and read scripture to fill my body with the spiritual fuel needed to survive. then i go for a long run on mondays, wednesdays, fridays and saturdays. on days that i don’t, i spoil myself with something!
time management and our routine schedule are huge. with all we have going on, the girls, Blake and i are on a strict bedtime schedule. the girls go to bed at 8, Blake and i go up around 930 and read books in bed until 10 when the lights go off every night, no matter what. throughout the day i balance the daily duties of being an Army officer and being a new entrepreneur. i have daily tasks lists (ones that are achievable) with tasks that must be accomplished for the day.
and throughout all of it, the chaos + the beauty, i have conversations with daddy and conversations with God to keep my soul ablaze. .
tomorrow night at 9, a blog post will go live that goes into much more detail about this! it’ll have my daily schedule as well as a free printable that you can use to find more balance in your life too. .
here’s the most critical piece: in all that you do, the most imperative is to make decisions and take actions that consciously meets the needs of your priorities every day. you must fill up the buckets for the most critical aspects of your life so they don’t run dry. when buckets have more water than others, balance will be lost. fill your buckets up everyday. however little, however grand. fill them up. 💗 .
if you have any specific questions, ask below so i can answer them here or in the blog! .
canvas is @allgoodthingscollective! i repainted the letters to match my decor!