We all wear a ridiculous number of hats.
Ah, well, proverbial hats that is. I’m not a big hat wearer myself, it usually just messes up my hair, but a cute hat is awesome at times:-)
But anyway, I’m referring to the “roles” we play in life.
No one person is just one thing. I, for example, am a Child of God, a wife, a mother, a sister, a daughter, a writer, an employee, a manager, a co-worker, a friend, a housekeeper, a babysitter, a dog-sitter, a church-goer, a missionary, a counselor, a nurse, a chauffeur, a photographer, a cook, a travel agent, and… a blogger.
And those are just the things I could think of off the top of my head. While most of them are smaller roles, some take up more of my time and are more important than others. None the less, these are the roles that at some point, I have to juggle.
I think the problem we *all* have is figuring out how to juggle all of these, especially when more than one demands our attention at the same time. What do you do when everything needs done at the same time and you only have two hands?
The answer, of course, is to a.) prioritize and b.) delegate.
And, I’ll throw out another not-so-popular answer: Let something go. *shudder*
I know, it’s hard for us to purposely drop a ball. We feel like a failure. We weren’t able to do it all and that makes us less than perfect. Crud.
NEWSFLASH! You weren’t perfect to begin with! Sorry to burst your bubble but…
Jesus is the only perfect one. The rest of us are going to drop a few balls now and again. And I’ve decided that I’d rather drop a few, than to be juggling so many that they all come crashing down around me.
I think that’s how I’ve been feeling lately. I’m Super Wonder Woman, dadgumit! I should be able to juggle everything with my eyes closed and only my pinky’s while I stand on a baseball and wear a tutu (ohhhh, bad visual, nevermind!)
What can I drop? Hrm…. this is the hard part! I want everything to get done! Blah!
Over the next few posts, I’m going to delve a bit deeper into *my* hats and how to prioritize them, in hopes that MY attempt at organizing will encourage YOU to do a little spring cleaning in your own life.
So, come on, dish it! What are your hats? Do you have an overwhelming collection, or are you managing just fine?
If you’re managing fine, then please, please share your secrets with the rest of us! If you’re not… then please share, because misery loves company right? *grin*