My late working breakfast. Today is a juggle day. All my kids are at school/childcare, my middle boy had an open classroom session for parents this morning and I need to get a heap of work done today.
A big reason I work for myself is to have the flexibility to get to tge kids school events. They love it and I get to see how things are going at school for them. Damn kids can be so different at school compared to how they are at home!
BUT working for myself means everything - business wise - pauses while I do this other stuff.
Its me and only me that writes the session plans. Its me that advertises. It's me that plans and implements new programs. Its me that has tp keep learning so that my clients can get the best information amd the best outcomes and service from me. It's also me that does the bookings, invoices and the list goes on!
I skipped breakfast at the usual time so I could get to school with the kids on time this morning - not unusual, but i got home much later than usual. I had to FORCE myself to make breakfast. I wanted to get straight into work. BUT I know that if I have a crap breakfast or skip it, my day will be crap and I will get very little done. My brain will be slow, foggy, distracted. It will just be a waste of my time and leave me exhausted and frustrated.
I share this only to show that we all juggle a lot of balls. Just don't sacrifice your sanity and wellbeing to be everything to everyone else and screw (too blunt?? Sorry) yourself in the process. Take the extra 10 mins for your meals. Walk away from your desk to refill your water bottle every hour.
Don't let your world dictate your priorities, choose them for yourself and be sure to make yourself a high priority.
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