Just a thought for my fellow "Yelling Mommas" - I looked over my morning yesterday and played it all back in my head. Although my yelling moments don't happen often they do happen and it always makes me more stressed than I was in the first place. I realized that I was tense before my son approached me because I was not fully prepared for my day which also left me feeling drained. I also neglected to spend time with God prior to the start of my day which always gets me on the right foot and I neglected to plan out my day leaving room for flexibility of course which helps me see what I can and can't realistically do.
So I began to multitask and was trying to fit way too much stuff into 2 hrs because I had so much left over from the previous day that still needed to be done. I had a chance to breathe during our homeschool group and afterwards I did something I should have done at the start of my day, I acknowledged Him. Proverbs 3:6 says, "In all your ways acknowledge Him, and he will make straight your paths".
When I stopped and asked God what should I do with the remainder of my day and all that was on my task list He directed me and I followed His lead. I know this but often times I don't do this. I was still feeling a little drained as my day went on but because God had mapped it out for me I was not stressed. His plan was perfect. I still didn't do everything I wanted to do but I did what was needed.
Today is a new day and I have not yelled yet. I am taking my day moment by moment and instead of trying to do it all I am doing what matters and seeking Him for direction. How is your day going?