As an expecting mom there is a lot of worries that tend to arise, and for some reason the number one thing the doctors tell you is “not to stress,” great advice right? Wrong, if I am not worrying about my health, I am worrying about what the baby will need and it goes on and on. Trust me when I say the “To Do Lists” just keep growing.
Lately I have lacked focus on basically, everything! The only thing that lasts is my son. So instead of doing my chores I decided to mindlessly clear out my e-mail account. I know not very exciting, but I haven’t cleaned it out since my junior year in college (3 years ago). I found a great e-mail from one of my professors from a Mass Communications class and it was titled K.I.S.S. (Keep it Simple Stupid).
Yes, the principle of K.I.S.S. is about crafting your message to the public and is used in Mass Communications and Marking, but it can and should be applied in real life!
Life gets way to complicated and we are the ones who overcomplicate things. With all of the “issues” that I have in my pregnancy I have done nothing but worry, I haven’t been able to enjoy being pregnant, and I so desperately want to. Honestly this is no ones fault but my own. I created my own anxiety!
This morning when I woke up I could feel God’s presence and He reminded me that I am not in control, He is! I try to control every situation that comes up and really all I do is stress myself out! I have to start giving God every aspect of my life. This includes my health, the baby’s health, my marriage, my career – everything!
“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”
I cannot guarantee that I will fix this issue of stress immediately, but I am going to try. I want to use this time to focus on my son and enjoy the end of my pregnancy. So for at least 20 minutes of my day I will reflex on my son, not the worries associated with him, but on him! I will pray over him and his health, read to him and even count his kicks.
I know this all sounds like the basics, but that’s the point of K.I.S.S! It doesn’t matter what I do, but it needs to stay simple. Slowly, I will implement this into the rest of my daily life, but for now I chose to focus on God and my child that he is blessing my family with.
I want to encourage you to reflect on your life now. What is stopping you for simplifying your life? What road blocks are you currently facing?