Tuesday, September 03, 2013
One thing I learned from spark people is all of your life segments are interconnected. The more I get organized in each area they all help me with my healthy life style goal.
Spirit, soul, body are interconnected is what I truly believe. Everyone has the choice to believe what ever they choose. This blog is just about my personal journey. Our family has a rich history. Some people love finding out their lineage is kings, or famous presidents etc. We dug into my husbands mothers side and found out their is Jewish decent that lived in Europe. So you can say we are Jews that believe in Jesus the Messiah or Christians who embrace the whole Bible/ Torah to our lives. It's been so fun to dig into scripture and learn about the Biblical feasts. We are learning many languages as a family while we homeschool. But, Hebrew is more than a language everything we learn teaches us more about G-ds words. What a fun journey. So Tommorow we celebrate our first Rosh Hashana or Head of the newyear. It's a time to reevaluate your life repent of sin, and reflect on what pleases G-d, how to give to others do Good. the Bible says Jesus went around doing good....
With saying that we have been praying about how we can improve our life, routines etc. as we go into our spiritual New year. What is in need of changing, or What works.
One thing I am growing in is realizing there is no shame in doing what works for us and throwing out the rest. Our standard for how to live is the Bible/Torah. But, beyond that so much of our ideas from work, to parenting, to education and even food and exercise is others ideas we embraced from what worked fro others. It's been a aha kind of time in my life that I feel so free to be me.
We totally switched up our homeschool schedules and curriculum according to what works for us not others. Wow this effects my energy levels to exercise etc.
I changed my household duties around as well. I had to have a talk with hubby and say how can I do this better. We take these ideas from whoever that put pressure on us. I am a stay at home mom/wife I love it and feel it's a calling. I am that women that finds Joy in serving my family and my God in the home with no judgement to other families callings. Saying that I am no superwomen. I work hard homeschooling from 8-3. In the afternoons from 3-5 we study languages that kids love it. From 5-6 I cook and freshen me and the kids before Daddy arrives home and we have a family dinner every night. But, the way in which I was going about it was leaving me neglecting myself which isn't o.k. either. So, I ditched my perfectionist ideas and hubby and I came up with a way for me to get some me time and breaks. Working out some organization is freeing me up to enjoy my beautifully imperfect life more. I did a menu plan that rotates every 2 weeks. So I am not always running to the store, I did meal prep, ahead of time so I can crock pot cook or throw things together quicker on school days. We are still being responsible to our budget and eating healthy whole meals but, I let go of the whole June Cleaver/ Martha Stewart ideas I could never live up to. I am working hard and serving my family yet, I am taking care of my self spiritually, mentally and physically now. Whew seems so simple but, it's taking me a while to get it. Well now I am finding the time to take my vitamins, read more Bible and encouraging articles, exercise more consistently and get in bed on time. Blessings.