A Lot easier said than done. ESPECIALLY when you’re a full-time Entrepreneur, full-time student, full-time parent, and full-time servant of Christ. Duty always calls. Portable laptops, “mommy bags”, and wine seem to become a part of the daily regimen.
If you’re anything like me you have a duffle bag packed with bug spray, allergy medicines, snacks, and first aid. Definitely not the lightest luggage I’ve packed but well worth it.
As a parent or anything close to a “normal” individual, you will need to normalize having a work-life balance. Lose the idea of it being an equal balance. One will need more attention at times over the other. That’s actually the normal part. Statistics say the majority of children who grow up with 2 working parents rather they’re working for themselves or for a corporation have children who end up feeling neglected and or rejected.
My suggestion is to include those babies as much as possible. Help them prepare for the “real world” by showing them what life in your shoes looks like and then have them explain life in their shoes.
Children just want to be seen, heard, and praised.
When you’re not devoting so much time to the children consider a self-love day. You deserve it.
CELEBRATE those small victories even if it’s just you! Finished a school report? CELEBRATE! Got accomplished changing your living room decor? CELEBRATE! Beat a deadline for a work project? Yes, that’s correct, CELEBRATE!
A small piece of strawberry cheesecake is enough to say “I’m proud of me” it’s the time you set aside for the moment that counts.