Do You Have Enough Hours in Your Day?

by Janice

Do you feel stressed out by your To-Do List?

Last week, over at, I wrote about how my friend’s Facebook status changed my perspective on my constant battle with the clock…

Enough Hours in the Day

It never fails to surprise me how quickly my day disappears.

Before I get out of bed each morning, I know I have more to do than is humanly possible, but I hold out hope that somehow time will work in my favor and I will meet my goals.

I haven’t yet.

A mother’s day can vanish in a blur of interruptions, unexpected messes and urgent demands. Distractions come in all forms—from the cute and cuddly, to the beautiful and inspiring, to the dirty and depressing.

I try to not get lost in my to-do list. I try to treasure each wonderful moment of motherhood. But the list looms and the stress builds.

Today was another busy day. I had too much to get done and even though the sun was shining and my kids were smiling, I was feeling stressed.

As I clicked my way through my inboxes and profiles, I happened to notice a friend’s Facebook status. It read: God gives us enough hours in the day to do what he wants us to get done.

I stopped. I read it again and again. It was so simple and yet it was a revolutionary concept to me. I realized that every day I don’t accomplish everything I want to do, I feel like I am failing, like I am not everything I should be.

But, if I am being a wise steward of the time and energy that God has given me, I am not failing him! He knows my limitations—he knows what I can accomplish and that is enough. He hasn’t planned for me to do more…

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at

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