Like so many dynamic, amazing women, we want it all and desperately want to do it all, with excellence, maybe even perfection.
So YOUR big question is HOW?
How do I…..
*manage my time so I can really nurture the people, professions and projects in my life?
*make my health (inner and outer) a priority so I can have the energy and strength to get stuff done? I have tried it all, why doesn’t it work?
*manage my stress? I hate to flip out at my family and co-workers but I just get so overwhelmed!
*get things done so that I am appreciated and reinforced?
There are a lot of how DO I… statements there. I have found in my experience that that is often a sign of the Superwoman Syndrome… women who do it all, and that is usually TOO much.
So, are there answers to balancing your life, your goals with your responsibilities? I think so, but they require a degree of focus and planning. But here is one quick tip to help you grasp even one tiny spot of relief.
Prioritize. Perhaps you have heard of it (Wink). You know, taking care of the most important things first. For everyone this is different, but the process works for all.
1.Take a sheet of paper and fold it or divide it into 4’s
2.Then, at the top of each box, list one of your 4 top roles ( For example:Work, Family/Home, Personal Care, Project)
3.Fill in each box with a different role
4.Then make a list under each role of the things that need to be done.
5.Number each one in the order of priority and timeframe necessary and then
You may not accomplish everything on your list, but my promise is that you will finish the most pressing, potentially stress-causing things. Ahhhhh, Hello life balance!
I would love to see how it works for you! If you want the Excel Spreadsheet like the one I use, send me and email with Spreadsheet in the subject line @ firstname.lastname@example.org