I’m currently reading a book my mom gifted me called Graced and Gifted: Biblical Wisdom for the Homemaker’s Heart. It is by Kimberly Hahn. In her chapter on time management she writes that she reminds herself each day that:
“There is all the time I need today to do God’s will today.” – Kimberly Hahn
What this means to me is that instead of being overwhelmed with the realization that I don’t have time for everything, I instead must begin with grounding my thoughts in prayerful trust. This is baby steps for me at this point, because my thought patterns are typically going wild with anxiety about the day ahead. Yesterday, I tried to begin the day with the Lord in simple prayer and then trusted that He would guide my decisions about how to use my time. What it meant yesterday was sticking to the plans I had made on the calendar instead of second guessing myself. The day went smoother, and I felt like I had more peace even though the same routine tasks still had to get done. My time seemed to multiply because I spent less of it worrying about what to do.