We all want to have it all, right? It’s the normal, natural, human way.
The care, house, job, family, social life, body, etc.
Well, I have some bad news for you… It’s not possible.
Yep, that’s right, someone had to say it. No one can have it all.
Simple as that.
BUT… there are things you can do to get you as close as possible! That’s encouraging news.
But, what are those things?
As the person with built in organization, planning and efficiency functions (not to mention my own lessons learned), I am here to tell you!
- Outsource what you can and systemize everything else! Sounds easy, right? Not necessarily. If it was, wouldn’t everyone be doing it? So, what do I mean by this? I mean if you have the means financially, outsource whatever you can, unless you love to do it. Cleaning, cooking, laundry, shopping, the list goes on. Outsource anything you can and if you can’t due to limited resources such as money or services in your area, set up a system. Cooking, for example, can be done in bulk. By creating a weekly meal plan, you save time not going to the store throughout the week and on your cooking time if it was prepped in advance over the weekend. Have the whole family take 1 hour each week and assign each person something to clean. The stuff that only needs to be done once a month makes it into the rotation and each person only lost 1 hour instead of 1 or 2 people losing 2-4 hours or more.
- Don’t underestimate doing things bi-weekly or monthly. If you have a hobby or something else you love to do that fills you up and you want to do it at least weekly but don’t have the time or other resources to make it happen, try to set it up bi-weekly or monthly. Don’t ignore it completely because then you are miserable without it in your life and everyone around you suffers, too. They love you and want you to be happy and bi-weekly or monthly should be completely manageable in most cases. While it’s not as often as you might like, it’s better than nothing, so don’t underestimate it. Take advantage of it!
- Remember that life has seasons. Do all of these things sound great but you work extra jobs to get out of debt and have tiny kids that not only can’t help you they can’t even help themselves? It’s a season!! Embrace it because while you not only won’t be able to get close to everything you want, you probably won’t even hit a fraction of it right now, there are things you will miss about it when it’s gone. Know that you have time in the later seasons to make up for what you are missing out on now.
I hope that was helpful and encouraging! Please be sure to contact me at email@example.com if you want to set up a call to see if there’s anything I can do to help make all this easier for you!