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Friday, February 10, 2012

My Full Time Job

Sorry that I've been a bit M.I.A. lately.  I've been being kind of introspective, and it's been really good.  God had kind of been showing me the "monster in the mirror", as they say, so it was a good thing because I really needed to change some things about my life to be a better me.

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I had a revelation the other day (thanks to the Heart in a Box episode of Grey's Anatomy).  I realized that I hadn't been treating my stay-at-home life as a job as much lately as I used to.  I started thinking back to when I was working in casting, and I worked my butt off.  I worked long hours, was always available, and was diligent. I could always be counted on, and I had unlimited energy and drive.  The only times I got depressed were when work wasn't coming in.

Now it seems that I get depressed when life gets too stressful.  But when I'm stressed, I realized that it was because the focus was on my needs, not on those of my family's.  So I told myself, 'If my stay-at-home life isn't half as good and productive as my working life, then I'm wasting my time and should just go back to work (because I wasn't doing anyone any good by being huffy all the time).'  I also had to redefine what a productive and successful home life looked like, and it involved a much more selfless approach (and a bit busier).  (This has nothing to do with staying home or working; it is simply an attitude that I'm talking about.  God could have told me to go back to work while maintaining a selfless approach to my family, but instead He told me to do it from home.)  So a simple focus change has pretty much revolutionized my family's life and rocked my world in a really good way.  Isn't it funny how when we're selfless, life is better?  That's just like Jesus, isn't it?

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Anyway, as for an update on my recovery, I'm doing great!  I'm still not 100% (didn't realize how long it takes to fully recover from a tummy tuck), but I'm able to start jogging again, which I'm very grateful for.  I do have to start small again, but that's okay.  :)

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  1. Glad you are getting insights into your life--God is so good to give us those when we need them. Michael called me about Nana--see Sharon's FB post for an explanation of what happened. He said he is working tonight but I wanted you to know that I am making beef stew out of a roast that I cooked yesterday with cornbread. Pretty simple, but I wanted to see if you and the boys would like to come over for dinner. Call and let me know so I can put one more potato in the stew if you are coming over. It will be good to see you again. Love you all, Ann/ Mimi

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