Yes, you can have both peace and productivity.
We want to get things done - the right things - without getting stressed. Stress often comes from misaligned, false expectations. When our expectations align with reality, we can gain traction & make a difference.
We want to have our cake and eat it too. Then we realize that’s not possible, so we give up on cake ever existing in the first place.
Do not give up.
Our problem is we confuse productivity and organization with control. We put our energies into controlling stuff and controlling others, but we’re only called to control ourselves.
Before we can disciple others, we must be disciples. We must submit to God’s training just as the toddler must submit to ours. Trust Him. His training ground - your home - is a place where Fruit of the Spirit can grow. They do grow for those who seek them; they do not magically appear to those who avoid exercising them.
All of life - even (especially!) mom life - is for sanctification. Our job is to be sanctified, not sanctify others.
Repent. Rejoice. Repeat.
Mystie and her husband Matt are both second-generation homeschoolers now classically educating their five kids at home. From high school to preschool, homeschool days are swinging, book-slinging, rollicking times.
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There is so much practical wisdom that speaks directly to me as a homeschooling mum. I wasn’t sure about doing an online course but I am so glad I decided to give it a go. It has helped so much already. More than anything it has helped me think about my responsibilities in a new way.
This is some of the best money I have ever spent on a course or planner! I have been so frustrated for years with all the things in my head and not knowing what to do when I have time. This material has really had me go deeper to attack root issues that were the problem.
I have read a lot of organizing books and blogs and the thing I love about YOURS and that stands out to me is that you have the perspective of a homeschooling mom! And as you know, some organizing issues are specific to homemakers and homeschoolers. Your wisdom and advice is SO HELPFUL.
It was wonderful to be able to hand my son the cookbook and ask him to make dinner! My son loved the enthusiastic praise he received that night for the wonderful chicken dinner he’d prepared. The recipe was easy to follow and delicious to eat. Thank you, Mystie. It’s a wonderful cookbook!
Thanks for sharing your perspective. It’s great to have an upbeat yet realistic take on life to give me a shot in the arm when needed.
Between the step-by-step instructions on how to digitally store the same information you would normally keep in a home management binder, this book is peppered with practical advice to ease your guilt over all the things you can’t get done in a day. Less guilt, always available, cleaner counters. That’s my kind of home organization.
Mystie helped me fine-tune my system and get it running really smart. She starts from square one and tells you exactly how to go about it. She gives you the steps to set it all up on your smartphone and/or computer.
I appreciate that you’re down to earth and “real.” You help me to remember that I’m not a special case and that all of my tantrums and frustrations are the similar to other homeschooling mothers. I’m looking forward to seeing the Lord’s sanctifying work in my life and your resources are some of the tools He’s using.
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