This week has been all about creating balance. Coming up with a schedule that works best for me. As a business owner, wife, and mother it gets a little hectic attempting to manage it all – especially when unforeseen circumstances get thrown into the equation.
I recently found myself feeling overwhelmed with everything on my plate. However, a little prayer time, coffee, and an evening run, to help clear my head, keeps my days steady and my mind focused on one task at a time. Not going to lie, I was ready to call it all quits before I started writing this blog today. I felt as if I was a pigeon-toed giraffe being pressured to walk straight with bricks around my ankles. I felt the heaviness of the pressure from my neck down to my feet. Yet, I still decided to speak to yall because I’m not a quitter and I know I can’t be the only one who struggles with doing it all sometimes.
Managing multiple tasks and goals is all about balance and boundaries. You never want to put too much on your plate, but you don’t want to limit yourself to one thing either. Contradictory, I know.
What if I told you, you could balance it all – gracefully?? There will always be moments you feel as if it’s impossible to complete multiple tasks and/or goals. In spite of those moments, with the right planning and scheduling you can check off tasks and reduce your stress levels with something as simple as a list.
When I feel overwhelmed with tasks, I tend to write them all down, and focus on one thing at a time. I typically start with the ones that have more priority over the rest. By doing this, it helps curtail my stress levels and I stop feeling so overwhelmed about things that will soon be done.
Listing all my tasks and goals also helps to put things into perspective, and allows me to eliminate unnecessary stress that I shouldn’t be focused on.
Plus a little espresso here and there never hurt either.
Coffee Rubbed Porkchops
– 4 – Bone-In Porkchops
– 1/4 C Fire & Flavor Coffee Rub
– 1/4 cup Prepared Coffee
– 1 Tbsp. Garlic, minced
– 1 tsp. Parsley, chopped
– Salt & Pepper, to taste
Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Set aside.
In a small bowl, combine Fire & Flavor coffee rub, prepared coffee, garlic, and parsley.
Next, coat pork chops with coffee rub mixture. And let marinate for 15-20mins.
Preheat Grill to 425 degrees
Once the grill is hot, cook pork chops for about 2 minutes on each side over direct heat.
Then reduce heat, and move pork chops to the above rack or the other side of the grill, to cook for an additional 12-15 mins over indirect heat.
Pork chops should have an internal temperature of 145 degrees.