On Being Unproductive Much Like Congress

I have found the past few weeks to be quite unproductive, but this past week was especially unproductive. I must be on the same wave length as Congress. I am outraged that our government has shut down, but that’s for another story on another day – when I’m productive.

This week, everyone in our family was sick. When you have a sick kid at home, it is nearly impossible to really get any work done. When your husband is sick, it is also nearly impossible to get any work done. It’s solo parenting of two kids – one small child and one adult child. Or maybe I am just a lazy bum. I get tired of doing all the household duties by myself – it also doesn’t help that I love to lay on the couch and watch all the new shows that are out on tv now. Plus, I am trying really hard to beat this level in Candy Crush that is near impossible for me.

I’m going to give myself an out because I also was quite under the weather – which is probably why I just wanted to lay on the couch and wanted my Mommy. We are finally getting all better, but still running pretty slow. 

It just reminded me the importance of maintenance and doing the little things that help to keep you healthy – like exercising, eating right, getting enough rest, and saying NO. I tend to forget that those things are important because I am too busy making sure everyone else and everything else is running smoothly. BUT, when I’m not running on full, not much else is running that smoothly – even if I try to convince myself that it is. 

It’s also important to ask for help when you need it. This is really hard for me because I tend to be quite proud. It’s my Korean blood that runs in me – Koreans are a proud people. I have a really hard time asking for help because I don’t want anyone to think that I am not highly capable. I want to be the do-it-all woman – the one that has it all. Sometimes, though, it’s ok to not have it all. It’s ok to be awesome at one thing for the week. It’s ok to NOT be awesome at anything at all too. 

All these things that we do and are supposed to be “productive” at are not indicators of who we are at the core. I definitely forget that A LOT. Maybe Congress forgets that they are people and they represent the people A LOT. I think that they need a reminder – STAT!

Here’s hoping to a more productive weekend and coming week! For myself and especially for Congress.

In the words of Dora the Explorer, “Vayamos!” (Let’s Go!)

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