Monday, April 16, 2012

M is for Managing

I am like almost every other woman I know.  Our lives are run by managing........managing the house, the yard, the kids, the family, the calendar, the menu, a job, the bills, the packing list, the cleaning schedule, friends, cars, Holidays, Birthdays, anniversaries, reading lists, time with your significant other, personal upkeep, clothing, shopping, and yes, even free time!  Even those of you who strive to live your life with as little stress and planning as possible...are managing what isn't part of or included in the stuff you that you manage!  Yep, face it, you’re stuck!  

Now, I admit, to someone who has not known me long, I probably appear to be managing too much, but like I have said before, I don't know any other way to 'be'.  I was raised by to great managers and my life was very full because of it, but they put in a lot of effort to manage to fit everything in and still not be too overwhelmed.  I believe my sister and I turned in to very good managers ourselves.  I think that if you take on enough for long enough, it becomes second nature.  Everybody has their own tolerance level for items they can manage, but I bet if you stopped and made a list (list making can be very therapeutic!) of everything you already managing, you will amaze yourself.  You are far more capable than you give yourself credit for! 

If you're feeling overwhelmed, it's like dieting, write it all down and figure out what you can do without.  If you're feeling board, find out where your time is lacking and fit something in...Heck, start a new blog!  If your list gives you just the pat on the back you were looking for, then have lemonade and get back to managing it all!!


  1. Maybe I should make a list because I certainly feel lacking in the managerial skills :) Ah, forget the list - I think I'll just go have some lemonade!

    1. Throw a strawberry in that and make it extra special!

  2. You know me, my management style is pretty lax. Still, I know I have to do it, and I could benefit from a little more.