As women, wives and mothers we tend to have very full schedules. We pride ourselves on being able to successfully juggle several projects (or problems) at a time. Most days we can keep all those figurative balls in the air. Picture the happy circus performer juggling and walking, smiling and talking. However, there are times when one or two things just seem to require more attention than we are able to give. We shift our focus and remedy the problem but when we come back to center something else is off kilter. We start to feel like the guy with twelve plates spinning precariously on various poles. Frantically running from one thing to the next, just trying to keep it all from crashing down. We move from figurative plate to figurative plate delivering a little spin here and a little twirl there. It’s possible to keep it up for a while, but the results are inadequate at best. It doesn’t take long to realize something’s got to give. Do we try to catch those wobbly plates just before they shatter on the floor? Do we sacrifice one or two in our frenzy to rescue the rest? Or do we give up and let it all come crashing to the ground?
As hard as it is to admit, there are times when we just can’t do it all. Remember Lucy & Ethel in the candy factory? Life doesn’t slow down just because we have a lot to do. In fact, it can feel as if time is speeding up. We are moving as fast as we can and still we can’t keep up. This is where we need to take a good hard look at our situation and ourselves and realize that none of us is perfect. Life doesn’t always go as planned.
And it’s okay to ask for help.
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Feel free to share an experience when you realized that it was okay to ask for help.
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