Let’s face it. Sometimes we get so busy and life starts running in front of us and before we know it we are in full “Catch-Up Mode”. Catch up on laundry, work, making up for lost time working out, date nights, sex, even getting behind on our dvr recordings. Too much and too busy and you wonder how everyone else is doing it? You’ll notice that you and your hubbie are bickering more and snuggling less and that doesn’t help anyone in the family.
Life can be tough. Sometimes we play catch up because we’ve been having fun putting everything off. Sometimes we play catch up because life throws us a curve ball in the form of sickness, an accident, a job layoff, or a even natural disaster. Regardless of your reason for finding yourself in “Catch -Up Mode”, be gentle with yourself, your spouse, and others by following these three tips.
- Start your day with prayer. Whether it’s a minute, 10 minutes, or an hour don’t miss this important step. God wants to partner with you throughout your day. He can supply you with the exact amount of strength and resources to do what He has for you each day. He wants you to pour your heart out to Him, ask for His help, and then be watching expectantly as He delivers it. Happy Marriage Bonus: You get bonus points if you and your spouse prioritize doing this first step together!
- After praying, list your 3-5 most important tasks for the day. Make those your priority and allow the other stuff to wait on the back burner. You can’t do everything in one day but if you focus on your “top 3-5” you’ll be making HUGE progress before you know it. Happy Marriage Bonus: Share your 3-5 things with your spouse and pray for each other throughout the day.
- Repeat after me, life is about relationships. Don’t allow the stress of your to-do list to prevent you from really living. Enjoy the people around you and remember the best gift you can give your children is to love your spouse well. Tell your family you love them. Call your mother. Don’t be so caught up in the doing that you forget the joy of being. Happy Marriage Bonus: Share the highs & lows of the day with your spouse. Take time to listen and encourage each other daily.
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Leigh Ann Napier
The Happy Marriage Planner