Are you a procrastinator?
What is stopping or preventing you from being productive at home?
Does the thought of doing a task completely overwhelm you at times, often to the point of not even attempting to do it?
As homemakers we can be a busy bunch. Our schedules and lives are full. There are faces to wash, meals to make, children to shuttle to and fro, homeschooling for some, and a home to manage.
We just want to shut down and sit on the couch. But all this does is cause more stress because life does not stop for anybody.
There are tasks still needing to be done. The messes will mount even more.
Then there is more stress and anxiety if tasks are left incomplete and unfinished.
This is not what God intended for women to live like, that is, a life of unproductiveness. As women we are blessed with talents and must make the best use our time.
She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands. Proverbs 31:13
If we follow the advice in Proverbs then we know that laziness is not a godly trait. And sitting idle is the complete opposite of what the Lord intended for homemakers.
A wise woman shall not eat the bread of idleness. (Proverbs 31:27)
We are meant to be productive, busy, and certainly not sitting around being idle.
Below are some truths about procrastination and being overwhelmed in regards to our productivity as homemakers.
*It takes less time than what you really think it does to accomplish something.
*You will build momentum and that keeps flowing.
*You cannot be productive unless you try. You must take the first step.
*You will feel better once you get moving and often surprise yourself with what you can get done.
*It is your job to get the task done.
*Following a schedule or routine, can literally save your hundreds of hours.
**It is often easier than you think.
Rejoice in the work set before you. Praise God that you can serve your family, manage your home, and love the Lord!
Consider the wisdom from the book of Proverbs on laziness.
” Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep?A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest—and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man”
Consider using a schedule and following a routine for your homemaking journey, such as a block schedule or the simple daily planner shown below.
Click here if you would like the printable version of this schedule.