As the year quickly comes to an end I’m thinking about my goals and desires for 2019.
Is BALANCE possible?
In January 2018 I came up with “balance” for my word of the year. I thought I wanted balance between my family and my business but really, I wanted to be a perfect mom, wife, daughter, friend and entrepreneur. It has been a constant struggle. I recently listened to a book that told me that there was no such thing as balance. I felt a little foolish. Did everyone but me know that balance wasn’t possible?
2019 will have some changes. Better systems for home and business will be in place, kids will know limits and expectations and I will be better organized. I will have abundant time for my family and my business because I will implement the systems and time blocking. All of this sounds great, right? Check back with me in March to see how I am doing.
My cup must be filled
While I fully intend for all my goals to happen, big picture, a happy family is my greatest desire. That does not mean just happiness for my kids, but for my husband and me also. It took me a long time to realize that it is really hard to give to my family without first filling my cup. Filling my cup means having a creative outlet and helping women and families make healthier choices. It makes me over the moon happy to help people put forward their best self.
Truth is that I am not super human. Being with my kids as much as possible is my top priority, so some things have to give. Time is ALWAYS working against me and I have to rely on people to help. You never know how you can be equally helping someone reach their goals when they are helping you reach yours.
My Laundry Angel appeared
A mentor of mine asked me this summer what I could remove from my plate that takes me a lot of time and do not enjoy. Laundry was the first thing that came to mind. Crazy thing is, when it was a subconscious thought, my laundry angel appeared. Not kidding! It has freed up so much of my time and energy and I am supporting a small business at the same time. Maybe your task to eliminate is meal planning, grocery shopping or cooking. There are so many options accessible these days to help take the burden off you so that you can give more focus to your goals.
Tell me, what fills your cup? What is your burdening task? Do you have specific goals for 2019?