The ability to balance work and family life can be difficult, but with a little knowledge and planning, you can make it work for you.
Many of us wear many hats – wife, mother, worker, entrepreneur, friend, caretaker, the list is ongoing. We strive to give all areas our absolute best and often put taking care of ourselves at the bottom of our to-do lists.
Here are ten tips that will help you balance your work life and home life and make the most of both your personal and professional life and not shortchanging yourself and those around you.
Each year I choose one word to help guide my goals and action steps for the year. I first came across the idea for choosing a word for the year after reading Debbie Macomber’s Thursday’s at Eight where the characters meet weekly to help support and motivate one another during difficult transitions within their lives. Rather than resolutions for the year, they each choose one word to focus on, strengthen and embrace. I loved the idea and this will be the fifth year I’ve chosen a word rather than list out resolutions.
I have looked for years for the “perfect” planner. Between family and professional obligations, I need a planner that allows me to track it all – appointments, birthdays and anniversaries, blog responsibilities, direct sales appointments, and my oh-so-busy social life (tad bit of sarcasm, there!). Also, a few years ago I introduced The Divatude Challenge – a year-long focus on S.M.A.R.T. goals that includes weekly, monthly and quarterly accountability.
I believe that in order to get what you want and need out of life, you have to plan for it. You have to set goals and track your progress. This includes recording your accomplishments and setbacks.
S.M.A.R.T. goals are a great resource to use for setting and tracking your goals. I was introduced to S.M.A.R.T goals years ago when I entered the hospitality industry as a manager. I have been able to apply successfully incorporate this practice into my professional and personal lives.
Happy Christmas Eve, Divas!
Tonight my children and I are spending quality time together and finishing up some last minute gifts for family and friends.
We found a super simple brown sugar scrub recipe in Too Hot in the Kitchen: Secrets To Sizzle At Any Age written by Holly B. Clegg. The author was gracious enough to send me a copy of this recipe book to review –
Have I mentioned I love being a blogger? I honestly stumbled into the blogging realm accidentally and took a few years to find my footing. Throughout the years, I have been blessed to connect with some awesome Blogging Divas through different networks, events and just using good ol’ Google Search.
The following is an alphabetical list of bloggers that I have connected with over the years that are walking and working in their respective purpose of inspiring,
Disclaimer: I received Adovia’s Dead Sea Mud Mask free of charge to use and share my experiences with my readers and supporters.
Your skin is your body’s largest organ. It’s also the first thing that most people notice about you. It shields your bones, muscles, and blood vessels. Skin is so vital and I have committed to taking better care of it.
Not drinking enough water (my biggest struggle!),