Having a perfectly balanced life is a wild goose chase, being a perfectly balanced person is another story. Stop the chase and embrace the notion of fully embodying each aspect of yourself.
If you’ve felt like never ending spinning top in Inception rather than feeling like a well adjusted person with a full life, revamp your thinking so you can enjoy your time whether it’s by yourself, with your family, while working or engaging in your passion.
Find the grace in being a modern Bella Momma with these tips:
Whole Self: Splitting your world into work and life actually does you a disservice. Danielle Laporte, talks about this as well. View work and life and one single entity – YOU! Each label you embody –mom, lawyer, writer, volunteer – is an equal part of your identity. Operate as a whole rather than divide and conquer.
Eye of Your Storm: You are a walking force of nature. No matter what is swirling around you, business calls, crying kids, barking dog, burning dinner on the stove, keep your cool and grounded in your center. Do not get swept away, channel your energy and into action. Stay centered by letting each aspect of yourself shine and work harmoniously.
Attention: Your attention may be pulled in multiple directions at once so learn to be fully present. If you are thinking about two things at once, one thing is getting a disservice. Follow your intuition as to what to focus on first and offer it your full attention. Once attended to, move on.
Streamline: Prioritize in order to maximize your time. See things for what they are and don’t make things more than they are. Streamline as much as possible by taking a moment to visualize your day and chart your course. If you are going out for the day, mark your stops along the way in sequence. Do what is easiest for you and delegate where you can.
Ground Rules: Set boundaries. If you work from home, have do not disturb signals. If you work in an office, share your conference call or meeting schedule with your spouse so they know your black out times to minimize disruptions.
Flexibility: Gumby is your new idol and be flexible with your schedule, not flaky, but flexible. Lean on your support system to step in for you when and as needed.
Trust Time: Trust your guidance that whatever you are to accomplish the time will open up to do so. Once you surrender the struggle and allow your days to unfold organically you will get more done than pushing to make things happen.
Don’t Make Excuses For Your Life: Your life is precious and you don’t owe anyone an explanation. Life with children is what it is and things happen. If people are probing you, you do not need to offer a detailed explanation of your child’s special services schedule or why the sitter didn’t come. Nor is your child’s school privy to know about your client meetings that ran late.
You’ll begin to accomplish more than you imagine once you give up the struggle and love all that you are!
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