Balancing Work and Family
This year has been a new way of life for me, as I am stepping into the role of more travel for my business, and with that new territory comes a new learning curve. How can I balance my work and my family, and also feel great about the decisions I'm making involving everything? Let's chat about it and I'll share with you what I have been doing.
You may have read that my husband and I decided to end our homeschooling journey (for now?) as Daen had expressed an interest in going to school. I made a promise to him and to myself that should this ever happen I would honor it, and find a school that would support him. Fortunately I found an incredible charter academy with the help of my friends from Daen's baseball team. I can't even begin to tell you what this has done for my relationship with my son and my business. I now have released the mommy guilt that came with me working while he is home with me, and have more focused time with both him and my business. I also now have more balanced time with my husband, and we have the opportunity to go out on day dates! However, with all the new scheduling that comes into place with school and my husband's physical therapy schedule, I knew I needed to change what I was doing and be more efficient with my time.
So what did I do? In addition to using copious amounts of Balance I have been using Tony Robbins' Time of Your Life RPM Planner and Training and it has been absolutely life changing for me! I find myself having even more time than ever by scheduling things in a particular way. More often than not, we end up writing a daunting to-do list that is miles long with no real idea of what it is that we actually want. Then we get discouraged, stressed out and frazzled because we have no idea what we are doing... we only know that we ARE doing. What I love so much about this program is that it teaches you a new way of thinking, which of gets you different results! When you plan your day/week/month/year/life out with your ultimate outcomes in mind, the reasons why you want those outcomes, and actionable steps to reach those outcomes... you experience a whole new layer of life and the newfound balance you have been craving.
Once you have successfully mastered your time you will understand the greatness you are truly capable of achieving. Most time and life planning products focus on activity and what you need to do. I can totally attest to this as I am an avid planner lover, but have always found that what I was doing would lead me to overwhelm at some point. The RPM system focuses first on the results and outcomes you want, then connects you to why it’s important to achieve your outcomes. When the inevitable challenges show up, RPM gives you the drive to follow through and achieve with the actions you need to take. I also loved the 10 day audio system, that you can listen to while you're out running errands, or doing things around the home, so you aren't taking out any extra time in your day.
After finishing the program, and using the RPM Planner regularly, I find myself in a beautiful state of balance in my work life, family life, and especially in my self care. I can't imagine moving forward without this new way of thinking, managing my time, and scheduling the important things. If you find yourself "not having the time" or "not having enough time" to do and experience the things you want to in life, then I 100% recommend grabbing the Tony Robbins' Time of Your Life RPM Planner and Training and empowering yourself!
I can't wait to hear what you think of it!