When making healthy lifestyle changes, most people only consider what foods they should and shouldn’t be eating…
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As working moms, sometimes it’s difficult to focus on our own health, in particular, what we eat. And if we’re honest, even what our kids eat. Have you ever given your child something to eat that you would normally not want them to have, but did so out of convenience and because that happened to be the only thing they would eat at the time?
Have you ever bragged about multitasking? My husband does that on the regular. He’s always reminding me of how well he multitasks and that I should multitask more. Is that right? Should working moms be masters at multitasking? The short answer is NO!
Moms often ask me about a morning or evening routine and I immediately think of meditation. A meditation practice should be an essential part of either daily routine. However, many women tell me they don’t know how to meditate. And honestly when I started, I didn’t either. Meditation used to look like this for me:
I start out sitting on the floor, but I can’t get comfortable. Then I move to the bed, sitting up Indian style, hoping I don’t fall asleep. Turns out I fall asleep, sitting up with my eyes half open.
Have you ever heard that saying, “The journey should feel like the destination.”? It’s this idea that the steps you take along the way to your goals should feel create the same feelings as achieving the goal itself. Because it’s a “feeling “we’re chasing, not so much a “goal”.
There’s nothing more overwhelming than having to go back to work with a newborn who is only 3 months. This little person has been attached to you literally for these last few weeks and now you have to leave them with someone else? And likely a total stranger at that. I remember that day vividly. My son was 4 months and I was breastfeeding. Breastfeeding adds a whole different dynamic to leaving your child. Feeding my son alone was the most stressful thing, trying to travel and pump and freeze milk, hoping I had enough. Now that was stressful!
Moms are always talking about how busy they are, “not enough hours in the day”. No time to cook dinner, so let me pick something up on the way home. No time for exercise because I go to work early and get home late. No time for myself because I have to work, go to the grocery store, do homework with the kids, and cook dinner. There are just not enough hours in the day.
People often ask me how I get it all done. To be honest, sometimes I used to surprise myself. It’s not a really surprise anymore though because I have a system in place for how I make decisions and how I execute on those decisions. Now don’t get me wrong, it took a minute to get there. I tried planner after planner, app after app, and book after book. I kept buying more tools and online programs to help me “figure it all out”…
Happy New Year! Are you ready for your best year? Seriously, if you do the work, you can make room for an amazing 2018. And speaking of work, let’s wrap up the work we started in our blog series last month. In the first post of the series, we talked about how we say yes too often which leads to overwhelm. In the second post of the series we assessed what we have said yes to across the main categories of our lives and eliminated those tasks that weren’t part of our most important categories.
I have a confession to make. I put out too many chairs. And I’m willing to bet you have too. Do you often feel overwhelmed or anxious about your to do list, wondering when you will have time to yourself? If you are saying hell yes right now, you have put out too many chairs too.
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