Thursday, April 12, 2007

Being Superwoman ... or, rather, NOT being Superwoman

If you read my comment from yesterday on Mindy's Tuesday post, you'll see that I took Wednesday evening off from church activities (handbell choir practice, dinner, and choir practice). I consider it taking a mental health vacation day. Or maybe it's more like sick leave. :)

You see, I try to do too much. Way too much. And every so often, I get to the point where I realize I just can't do it all.

Wednesday was one of those days.

So, as you can imagine, this post will be short, because, guess what. I'm not Superwoman! :)

No, as much as I would like to be, I'm not. Not anywhere close. And since I'm already running on an average of 5 hours of sleep a night, I just don't have any more time to give.

So, here's my question for you this week:

Since I think all women, and maybe some men, try to do it all, what are a few things you think you could easily give up? Maybe they're time-eaters that don't really have any positive value. Maybe they're jobs you've offered to do that someone else could easily do (all those volunteer positions you couldn't say "no" to).

Prayerfully consider whether you should give those things up. I have to do that every so often. And I've found I'm much more efficient at the activities I keep.

God wants to use us, but He doesn't want us totally burned out. Do something to rejuvenate yourself today.

PS. I hope this is coherent. I'm actually writing it at nearly 1 am Thursday morning. (Another recent week's post was written at around 4 am. And no, I hadn't gotten up early. I was still up from Wednesday night.)


  1. Sometimes I get so overwhelmed I can't think past the day. Not too long ago I was going on a trip in a couple of weeks. People were asking me if I was excited. I replied that I couldn't think about it yet I had too much other stuff going on.
    Most of the time I get through my overcrowded schedule that way. One day at a time....don't think ahead too much...try and stay sane.
    Give something up????
    That's an idea.
    One I'll think on tomorrow!!