I long to accomplish great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty and joy to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. ~Helen Keller
Time’s A Wastin!
You know that Paul Simon ditty “Slip Sliding Away” where it says “You know the nearer your destination, the more you slip sliding away.” That’s exactly how we feel sometimes. No, really. People somehow think we are like superhuman – hardly! We feel that we’ve sometimes got ahead of ourselves and have let some things slip and slide by the wayside.
We can always, always to better. But in life we get busy and behind and then you turn around and you realize how many things you left fall by the wayside. Life is a juggling act and sometimes the pins just fall.
But the point is to pick them up and start over. It’s a struggle with the urban homestead’s popularity to retain a balance. We love to help others, but then there’s little time left for ourselves. Time to improve ourselves, time to invest in new projects, re-skilling or time to just sit, stop and smell the roses.
It’s all about priority and we are struggling, this year especially, with re prioritizing our day. Of course living a homesteading lifestyle helps because it gives on a basic structure – animals need to be feed, plants watered, food canned and so on.
We have a question from one of our readers who ask:
I have for many years loved homesteading and self-reliance. We bought six acres, built our own house. We have had chickens , goats etc. But it seemed that after learning to do everything from bake bread to making soap , I gave up.
Not that I am a quitter, but time does have value. The simple life was eliminating family time, relaxation and most comfort.
I really would love to put all this land and knowledge to good use again but I need an understanding of time management on the homestead. Any ideas!!
As urban homesteaders, we believe that change begins at home and this belief is the fulling force behind the modern pioneering movement.
Care to help Kim with her time value problem, weigh in on Time Management for the Urban Homestead, especially when it comes to squeezing a bit of R & R.
Share your thoughts, ideas – tips and tricks?
We could all use some help in bringing fulfillment and purpose to our household.
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