Sis, I am a career woman and I. Am. Tired! not of everything like fed up, but actually tired! Last week was a monumental week for me and I hit some major career goals and planted the seeds to propel my company forward. But simply put, ya girl is exhausted!
I’m sitting here trying to figure out how I am going to balance everything when my 9-5 starts back up and I have to juggle the 9-5, my company, coaching, blogging, motherhood, eating right, exercising, tweeting, yoooooo I’m about to throw my head back just writing all of that! However, I know I am not the only working mom that is experiencing this. I know there are a ton of career woman out there, doing it big all while working to maintain their families, their business and themselves. So how does it get done? How do we achieve that perfect balance? I have your answer right here….
There is none sis! Sorry not sorry, but let’s get into what I mean.
Each new level is going to require you to shift your focus and your balance. If you have a perfect balance happening all of the time, then guess what? You’re not really elevating your career, you are holding still. What will happen is, you will reach a level, you will work to find some kind of balance on that level, and as a new level hits you are back at the drawing board. So, what’s a gal to do?
- Prioritize! I know you all are very familiar with that word. You have probably been beaten in the head with prioritizing your career, which is a must. However, I am talking about prioritizing yourself then your family. *Insert gasp here* Shouldn’t it be family first, then you. No sis, no! Here’s why, if you are burned out and unhappy, the likelihood of you family feeling that will be at almost 100%. When you are on, you are effectively able to spend some happy, quality time with your family and it won’t feel like a chore. Self-care is not selfish, it is a necessity. If you burn out, so will your business, your relationships and everything else you have your hands on.
- Set a date and try to stick to it! Sundays are my day to do me. I go to church, I take naps, I don’t check email, I take a bath in the middle of the day with music and some bubbly and I relax! Once my daughter gets home from her father’s house our time is dinner time together. To be honest, we usually eat dinner together every night. I don’t care what’s going on, or where we are. If she’s away, then we will eat together over FaceTime.
- Understand that sometimes it’s not going to be a whole day. It may just be a few hours, make the most of those hours! The point is to relax your body and clear your mind. It’s how you use those few hours that count.
- Small victories every day will make a huge difference. Every morning is MY TIME to pamper myself even if only for the 40 minutes it takes to get ready. I play music or something motivational. I enjoy every sip of my coffee, and I relish in the time I take to get myself together. When I look good, I feel good, and I feel ready to conquer the world.
It’s not easy being a boss babe, especially if you are a boss babe with a boss family. It’s a consistent juggling act and we are all doing it. However, you CAN have it all and be a badass in the process!