When I say ‘working woman’, you could be gainfully employed full-time, part-time, self-employed or simply volunteering towards a worthy cause.
You may or may not have children.
It’s interesting, as you never really hear the term ‘working-man’ in the context of a man who works and has children to look after. It has an altogether different meaning.
Typically (and I use the word ‘typically’, because it’s not always the case), but when women are employed to whatever degree that is, women are usually the ones who have to do the bulk of the house chores, look after and organise the children, be event planner, chef, event organiser, get their packed lunches for school ready, errand runner as well as working in the meantime to whatever capacity that is.
It can sometimes feel overwhelming, not to mention exhausting, stressful and feel like our efforts sometimes go unnoticed.
I’m sure you’ve had one of those days.
You’re so madly busy.
Eating breakfast on the hop.
Getting the children ready for nursery or school.
Get ready for work.
Make sure dinner is organised.
Tidy up the mess.
Rush around like a busy-bee, buzzing around, ticking off items from your to-do list with hand-rubbing glee.
Or sometimes, it may just be the opposite!
“I’ve got soooo much to do! I’m just not getting enough time for myself!”
When was the last time you took some quality, un-interrupted time for yourself?
Sure thing, life is busy. You may have not had the time to even think about it because you’re too busy thinking about everybody else. Or what it is you need to do next.
Think about what it is that you can do or would like to do in order to wind-down, recharge and relax. Then ask yourself (if you haven’t done so already), your excuses as to why you haven’t done it yet.
I imagine one of the top excuses is not having the time. Or even the energy.
Go down the list you have written (list of excuses) and transform each item on your list by writing down the answer to the following question, what can I choose to do differently right now?
That way you start to dissolve excuses – they keep us stagnant, help us procrastinate and generally don’t help. Sure, there may be legitimate reasons but they are different to excuses.
By starting to choose to do something different each day – however seemingly small – can make a huge difference. It is the first step towards personal transformation and empowerment. Pointing you back to your true self. A human being not a human doing.
Would you be willing to take that first step?
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