In addition to all that’s been happening in this life of mine, God has been maturing me and bringing so much wisdom to my mind concerning the season that I’m in and the expectations that I should have for myself. For someone like myself, being realistic about what I can do hasn’t always been a strength. I was once the woman who thought she could do it all and attempted to do so, only to soon realize I can’t and be left disappointed in myself for not accomplishing all that I set out to do. With that disappointment came guilt for not following through and I even had the tendency to not give myself enough grace in those moments.
It wasn’t until recently that I begin to come to the realization that as I am walking through the different seasons in life, those different seasons will come with different expectations.
For example, while I may be able to consistently and frequently write posts for this blog in a season with minimal responsibilities, the frequency could potentially decrease in a season where I have various things to work at and THAT IS OK.
I think the key to being productive at all in any season is acceptance. Acceptance of what season you are currently in and what you can realistically commit to doing with great diligence. It really helps to put things into perspective and prevent a lot of negative emotions that stem from those unmet expectations. With having expectations that don’t line up with what you can do in that season, you’ll find yourself never really meeting the mark. In you not meeting the mark, you’ll begin to slip into a place of self loath and soon find yourself not being productive at all due to having too many things your working at.
Seasonal expectations are a necessity for the person who wants to make the most of their time and be successful at whatever they are putting their hands to.
It’s all about understanding what you CAN and CAN’T do and making peace with what is.
Being mindful about the season you are in will help you set the proper expectations in order to make that season productive. In doing so, you’ll find yourself being far more productive and making much more meaningful use of your time.
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:” ~Ecclesiastes 3:1