I tend to run in Fast Forward or Stop (and nowhere in-between). This means, I’m either running around madly or unable to move. I’m missing the play button. The consequence of this is I often run into furniture and trip over things. I drop boxes on my feet and cut myself in the kitchen. Being in fast forward means I’m always in a hurry.
This is something I’ve been working on: finding the play button in my life. Because, when I’m constantly in a hurry, I stress my family out. You see, I like it when I’m in hurry mode (ie Fast Forward) so I often leave things to the last minute so I HAVE to run around madly. I’ve been slow to learn this lesson: Hurry + Children = Stress.
Friday Morning: print Miss 9’s assignment – make four lunches – change a nappy – back four bags – brush four heads of hair – four mouths to feed – don’t forget to get your shoes – in car – forgot phone – run back inside – drive to school – late – walk children up – son crying – sun in his eyes – Miss 3 can’t move quickly enough – back in car – drive to kindy to drop off Miss 5 – stayed to settle – hurry – hurry – hurry – back in the car – stop.
Admittedly, not every morning is quite as bad as the Friday gone; however, it made me think. When I’m in a hurry, it’s rarely a good thing for my family. Looking back over my Friday morning, I can see a lot of the fast forwardness (is that even a word?) was due to lack of organisation.
I can be organised, I like being organised but I choose not to be sometimes because I also like to hurry. I’m choosing to bring more organisation into my life because my family’s needs are important to me and I seek to create an environment of harmony in my home. Here’s to me finding my play button.