Do you find that you are running from appointment to appointment, rushing to get the kids where they need to go, rapidly going through that never ending “to do list”, all the while barely coming up for air?! Well, the first thing to do is breathe! Take a deep breath and remind yourself that it will all get done and is all working out the way it should. That should take some pressure off right there.
Second, decide what your priorities are. Is it spending time with your family, working on a new project, making time for yourself, etc., or all of the above?This may change week to week so it’s important to take some time at the beginning of each week to re-prioritize.
Third, make a “to do” list for that week that coincides with your priority list. You can have separate lists for business and home. Make sure your lists are reasonable for that week. We want you to be able to cross off all of the items! How great would that feel?!
Fourth, decide which days and times you are going to allot for each activity you have decided is a priority. For instance, if spending some time with your hubby “kid free” is important, schedule in a date. Remember, it doesn’t have to be in the evening either. One of the perks of being an entrepreneur is being able to set your own schedule. Notice how great you feel when you start adding these types of things in. You might feel like you’re playing “hookey” at first, but paying attention to your personal life will impact your business too.
One thing I noticed this week when I took Jude & Ella for a walk, was that if you don’t have any other agenda for that time aside from what you are doing (i.e. not rushing through the walk to get to the next item on my list), you can fully “show-up” for each activity that you’re doing. What I mean is, if you can divvy up your time for each task you want to complete, then you can enjoy each one as you are doing it knowing that you have scheduled time for all of the other items on your list.
You will therefore be more present and “in the moment” for each thing that you do. It may help to communicate your schedule to the rest of your family too, so they know in advance what your plans are, i.e. they will know when your “work” time is and you can therefore get some work done guilt free!
P.S. Does any of the information in this ezine sound familiar? I just want to send out a great big THANK-YOU to all of my friends, family, colleagues & clients who have inspired my writing! I am blessed to have you in my life and wouldn’t be able to to any of this without you 🙂