Accomplish More With Less Insanity

I’m going to keep this short and sweet because I had a rough week.  Tooth extractions ~ dry socket ~ more extractions ~ and more dry socket to come because those dog-gone root canal teeth are little boogers and don’t like to come out and clot properly! UGH!

While at the oral surgeon this morning, I forgot a book to read and I had to wait over an hour with nothing to do but sit and pray.  At this stage of my life, I enjoy those times more than I did when I was younger and more apt to be fidgety.

I prayed for my family, my health, my procedure, the doctors, my friends and…

how on earth do I get everything done without feeling like I’m drowning and working hard all day long but accomplishing nothing?  I know I’ve blogged about this very thing and I probably should re-read some of what I’ve written so I have this down, right?

I wanted a fresh look at things since my situation keeps changing.  As our children grow and needs change, I need to change also to keep up with our family.

So I prayed and brain stormed and came up with a couple of thoughts that I wanted to share with you.

These are pre-novocain and pre-percocet thoughts, by the way!

Listening to recent home business training videos they said that if your house is a little messier and things don’t get done ~ don’t sweat it ~ let it go!

I agree with that whole-heartedly in a lot of scenarios, like health issues, pregnancy, having little ones, caring for a loved one’s health needs, working, and a lot of other things that come up in life that make being a cleaning lady less of a priority…


In my life and situation right now, I feel like there is absolutely NO REASON why I should be behind on everything every day.  Not that we have to be perfect every single day ~ that has never happened and it never will ~ But I have some pretty awesome able-bodied big people who help out tremendously in this house and are all willing to do whatever it takes to assist with the load.

~ I need to be organized on my end and…


I’m a terrible delegator!  Our children all have chores and responsibilities and they mostly do what they’re suppose to do and more without complaint.  I say mostly because the second I brag ~ things usually go down hill fast.  See?  I’m learning!


So ~ this is what I came up with while I was fretting  waiting for the extractions: 

  1. Spending time in God’s word and praying daily is a PRIORITY! 
  2. Exercising daily is a MUST! (Doctors orders so my kidney doesn’t get blocked again!)
  3. Preplan my meals better.  Pre-cut vegetables and make a list of my food and meals so the kids can help out without confusion.
  4. Delegate more chores to the kids.  They won’t even notice.  (LOL)
  5. Declutter.  I did this once in the spring and it was AWESOME!!  I’m not good at keeping it up though.  More clutter makes more chaos.  Read my blogs titled “The Time I Gave Up Social Media For Lent”

And “Part 2” also has a follow-up of how I decluttered and how awesome it was.

Decluttering really helps keep the workload down.  I need to keep up with this as holding on to everything is a hard habit to break, especially after 46 years of experience.

I think that about covers it.  The pain-killers are starting to kick in so I can’t remember if there is more or not ~ but I think you got the idea.

Health and Wellness Tip 

Here is a quick list of things that can slow down the body’s healing process and weight-loss results:

  1. Stress
  2. Not drinking enough water
  3. Not getting enough sleep
  4. Not eating healthy
  5. Not eating enough healthy fats (Avocados, walnuts, olive oil, flax seed, salmon etc.)
  6. Skipping meals
  7. Not exercising
  8. Drinking soda or diet soda
  9. Constipation (Plexus BioCleanse helps with this)

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Battling Rejection With Boldness

A Healthy Fruit-Bearing Life

So Long Fear ~ Hello Trust!

Money Madness

Healthy Happy #MomLife

Be A Risk Taker

Satisfaction ~ Contentment ~ Blessings

I Will Enter His Gates With Thanksgiving In My Heart


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Inspiring Teens to Make a Positive Impact For Christ

Five Lies Concerning Teens

7 Tips For Encouraging Teens To Wear Happy Pants ~ Not Grumpy Pants

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6 Tips To Quick Cleaning ~ Kitchen Style


Mawwiage is what bwings us togethew today!

The Diagnosis ~ Forever Changed

Walking With Excellence


Calling All Overworked & Under-Appreciated Moms  (4 Reminders)

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He is a Jealous God

How Much Does God Love Us?

Live Loved

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The Power of His Resurrection

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Amazing Value and Worth

Battling Rejection With Boldness

A Healthy Fruit-Bearing Life

So Long Fear ~ Hello Trust!

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3 Ways People Play the Blame Game

Oh Be Careful Little Mind What You Think

The Time I Gave Up Social Media For Lent

The Time I Gave Up Social Media For Lent (Part 2)

How To Be A Perfect Mom

4 Negative Emotions Moms Should Avoid

One Important Key To Being A Good Mom

How To Keep The World From Getting In Your Head (4 Steps)

4 New Year’s Resolutions That Will Change Your Life

4 Things to Remember When Things Don’t Go As Planned

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Money Madness

~ Creating a Homeschool Schedule ~

Handling Homeschool Stress Gracefully 

Kindergarten is the Hardest! (Part 1)

Kindergarten is the Hardest! (Part 2)

6 Ways to Save Money on Homeschool Curriculum

7 Money Saving Tips

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