A leadership guru aired his podcast online on how to increase productivity in your work.
He said that one of the keys to productivity is to know when to stop working. He said that if you're working more than 55 hours per week then you're probably losing effectiveness. After this point of working past maximum effectiveness, your work will start to unravel. The demands of a long workweek can even devolve into chaos!
Being a stay-at-home mom (SAHM) is far more than a long workweek. It's life; we can't just clock out after 55 hours of work.
Every husband should know that stay-at-home moms wage epic battles against chaos.
Epic battles against chaos can come in the form of sibling squabbles, maintenance emergencies, drama at school, competing budget items, scheduling hiccups, relational tension, and more. But these things are easily dealt with.
SAHMs are resourceful, creative problem-solvers. We have the capacity to dominate over even the most harrowing multitasking nightmare. When a SAHM's hope is in the God who raises the dead then she smiles at the future. She knows her Redeemer lives and she is working joyfully for his glory even in the midst of outer chaos.
But there is another other kind of chaos -- inner chaos. No SAHM should dare to deal with inner chaos on her own.
She needs to be surrounded by other godly women whose hope is in the Lord. And she needs your help, too!
[Read the rest of the article at Desiring God.]