Five Easy Tips to End Your Juggle Struggle
Many women spend the majority of their day at the office putting out fires and completing projects and their evenings doing the same at home. Other women are solely career or family focused. Either way, it’s not uncommon to feel like you’re juggling and trying to keep everything up in the air, and occasionally, one of the balls hits the ground. Sadly, the one person who usually gets overlooked in the equation when trying to do it all is you. Fortunately, there are some quick, easy things you can do to help end your juggle struggle and get your personal and professional life in balance.
1. Take Advantage of Small Blocks of Time
Look for small blocks of time — perhaps five to ten minutes — and use that time to take care of yourself. For example, spend five minutes praying, meditating, reading a good book or doing other inspirational activities when you first get up. If you have a partner, discuss this so that you can find ways for both of you to carve out a few minutes here and there for yourselves and for each other to feel supported and nurtured.
2. Let Go of Perfectionism
To end your juggle struggle, stop worrying so much about following your schedule to the minute. If you find you’re running behind or that you are unable to do something you planned to do, cut off the critical voice in your head before it starts! Take a deep breath and tell yourself that it’s okay, and then reschedule the less important things on your calendar.
3. Learn to Say No
You can’t be all things to all people. Don’t allow your calendar to get filled with things you don’t want to do. If someone asks you to do something that you don’t have time, energy or enthusiasm for, it’s okay to say “No.” Don’t allow fear of other people’s opinions to fill your schedule.
4. Celebrate Your Accomplishments
Busy women’s minds are often focused on what still needs to happen, which can make it feel like you didn’t do anything. Break this bad thinking habit by reviewing your day before you go to bed and congratulating yourself on a job well done. You may be surprised at how much you accomplished.
5. Ask for Help
Don’t try to do everything yourself. Delegate tasks to your coworkers at work and to your partner or kids at home. If you’re overwhelmed, you might also consider hiring a Coach to assist you to figure out how to live a more balanced and fulfilling life.
By Wanda Sealy
Photo by Gelner Tivadar | Shutterstock
Wanda Sealy is a Career and Life Coach and the Founder of Multi-Task-Her Coaching and Consulting Services. She knows personally juggling a career, family and marriage can be a difficult process. Out of her own frustrations she created Multi-Task-Her to assist and support today’s busy women end their juggle struggle so they can live their best lives. To learn more about Wanda and her company visit www.multitaskher.com or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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