Every day we wake up with make decisions about how we are going to spend our time.
Everyone only gets 24 hours in a day and life is a constant juggle of priorities.
The screen grab below is of something I saw on ohhappyday’s snapchat story, and it really resonated with me.
I don’t know about you but it seems like my priorities are constantly changing and evolving. Whether it’s career, family, friends… it seems to go in cycles.
Lately my family priorities have really knocked my career ones off kilter and I am trying to get back on track while all the while my list of personal responsibilities continues to grow.
There is a coping cycle that I have observed in my own life that starts to take place every time my life gets thrown out of whack. Maybe you can relate?
There is also a #4 but more on that in a minute…
Well right now I feel like I have hit all three of these coping methods in this cycle in a matter of weeks as some sort of crazy, whirlwind of a process and I have hopefully come out on the other side as a stronger person (I hope, only time will truly tell!).
Since starting this blog I have tried really hard to publish it consistently. Blogging is something new to me and my business I know I am going to have hiccups and slides but I am committed to keeping it going.
(BTW I love hearing from you that I am inspiring you to connect with your friends. That you are excited about sending that surprise message to your BFF. This is the reason why I am pushing so hard every day. The thought that I am inspiring someone to reach out and build deeper friendships is the most amazing feeling. So keep the love coming. Let's inspire each other!)
Well a few weeks ago, I hustled the hardest I have ever have before leaving on a family trip for a week. The idea was to try to get ahead on my blog content so I would be golden if I had to miss a week of writing while on vacation.
What I wasn’t planning on was that on the day I got back to town my family’s life would be changed completely. (This sounds sensationalized but it’s true.)
My husband and I had been looking to buy a new home for the last year and a half. We had been looking at new construction or renovating. After looking for so long and not finding what we were after we started to expand our minds to the possibility of building a custom home from scratch.
On the day we got back from our vacation we found a home that we decided to put an offer on. Within the course of 72 hours we had mutual acceptance and ALL the priorities I had been working on were suddenly swept to the side to make space for this huge new endeavor.
You can get a lot more accomplished when you have several people working towards a common goal.
You have got to ask for help when you need it. For me that comes in the form of getting someone to help with my kids, whether it’s my amazing nanny or having them play at a friends house so I can get other things done. And hopefully one day it will include people I can bring on in my business so I have more time to design and produce more products.
I want you to think of something you can delegate. Then do it. You don't have to do everything yourself!
Any time something changes in my life I go through this 3 part cycle. I always come out on the other side stronger for the struggle.
There is another saying I really like and that is that “Growth happens outside of our comfort zone.”
Without discomfort we can never really know what we can handle and how we can rise up to the challenge.
Good friends are worth their weight in gold and they will be there for you when you need them. This week I am going to send a letter to a friend that really helped me out these last few weeks to give them my gratitude. Friendship is something that should never be taken for granted.
I want you to think of a friend that has helped you out recently. Send them a card and let them know how much that meant to you.
PS. Wait a minute! Now I know you might be thinking. What did you buy? The new construction? The fixer upper? Building a custom home? I am going to keep that under wraps for now until we close because I am superstitious. But I can’t wait to tell you all about it!