Thursday, August 11, 2005

conclusion

Well, it’s been too long since I’ve blogged. I’m not sure I’m of the blogging mindset. Anyway, much of what I’ve been blogging about is motherhood and homemaking and how to find a balance or some semblance of sanity in my home. After all this time and reading and research I’ve come to a conclusion. Over time and practice you need to develop a ROUTINE that works for you and yours. Regardless of what it is we want to accomplish in the day we must have a routine and STICK with it. ( I do think that there are certain things that are important to include in our day...prayers, child training, etc.) I highlight ROUTINE because I believe that for a majority of us it is extremely important to set a routine or schedule and be consistent with it, regardless of whether or not we feel like doing it! In the “good old days” so much of their routine was built out of necessity. They NEEDED a baking day and a laundry day and there was always something that had to be done to make a home a home. But in today’s age and specifically in our society there are so many distractions available to us, so many things out there to take our minds off of what they should be on. The message of the society is comfort and convenience and most especially ME.

I’ve found that I need to build a routine out of necessity and stick with it out And lately I really think it is of the greatest necessity. But how does one stick to it? How do you follow it religiously when you have no desire to? I guess it is just like any other thing you are trying to conquer. Here I’m trying to conquer the passion of sloth and MUST persevere!!!!

Lord, have mercy on me!

2 comments:

Mimi said...

Sophia - a rare treat - a new post!

Since I work, I do keep lists - and they really help. From the mundane to the ambitious, it all goes on the list.

alana said...

I"m battling sloth as well. My current fight against it: a routine. During the day, unless I"m eating lunch, I'm only on the computer if I'm researching and copying down recipes or some such domestic chore.

I'm using my timer to force me to do household cleaning in 15 minute increments (scary when a mere 15 minutes of cleaning can make a visible difference...) and I'm only talking 15 minutes a DAY. Yikes.

Hang in there, we are not alone.