Addisons 1st Birthday

Yesterday was Addison’s 1st birthday and a year ago marks the day that changed our lives forever and words cannot express how grateful we are. 

As we celebrated with friends and family, I was reminded of the importance of friendship. We want to thank everyone that came out to celebrate Addison’s birthday! We are grateful for your friendship and support 🙂

One phrase that comes to mind to sum up our weekend leading up to her party is, “It takes a village.” If it wasn’t for our family helping the ENTIRE weekend running errands, making food, cleaning, decorating, and watching Addison, etc. we wouldn’t have had everything done in time for the party. It TRULY takes a village. 

I see this happen all time with my clients suffering from burnout and time and time again when talking to other mothers. As women we think we can handle EVERYTHING on our OWN. Maybe we can handle it all, but not very well or without sacrifice.

Are you running yourself into the ground by trying to do EVERYTHING?

Are you really doing all the things well or mediocre AT BEST because you’re doing TOO MANY things? 

I’m here to tell you that there’s a better way and it’s called ASK for the HELP you NEED, oh and secondly DON’T APOLOGIZE for asking! This goes for all things – starting your own business, creating time for yourself for self care, planning a birthday! Plan how much time you TRULY need, add extra time to account for REALITY, and ASK. 

Ask and you shall receive, it’s that simple 🙂 

GET UNCOMFORTABLE & GET FEARLESS 

PS – don’t try taking a picture while driving – totally not safe

My word for 2020 is CONFIDENCE.  I chose the word confidence because over the last several years, I actually lost my confidence – an unfortunate side effect from burnout. Now that I’ve worked on myself, I can say that I’ve come a long way this past year. 

HOWEVER! 

It wasn’t until a few weeks ago that I realized I have to CONSISTENTLY put in the work and CONSISTENTLY challenge myself to start ACTUALLY living confidently. Since I’ve come to this realization, every time I feel uncomfortable about doing something that I wouldn’t do – I tell myself to put on my big girl panties and JUST DO IT! 

My list is probably not impressive to most, but at least I’m on the path to consistently moving forward. Every small decision you make over and over again eventually leads to BIG CHANGE! 

So far I’ve

  • Returned 5 items back to various stores that were bought more than 6 months ago. 

I never would have returned these before because I cared too much about what others thought of me. 

  • Conducted 2 FB Lives

 In the past, I would have shied away because of my fear of what others think of my appearance or that I might totally mess up. 

  • Had a party at my house 

I’ve had a fear that the floor would not support more than a few people at a time (totally weird & irrational I know!). Due to this fear, I’ve never had more than 6 people over at a time since we’ve been in our house – 5 years ago. 

I think I CONQUERED THIS FEAR yesterday by having more than 30 people at our house at one time 🙂 

At this point, I’m addicted – cheers to 2020 of being fearless! 

DECLUTTER YOUR LIFE 

  • Do you want more time for yourself? 
  • Do you want to feel like you’re not constantly rushing around?

If you want to take back your time and minimize the overwhelm from trying to do all the things then follow these tips:

  • Ask yourself the following questions:
  • What can I not stand doing in my home, personal life, and at work? 
  • What am I not good at doing?
  • What do I enjoy doing, what refuels me and energizes me?
  • Now that you’ve identified both ends of the spectrum, the next step is coming up with a plan to OUTSOURCE, DELEGATE, or get RID OF all together.
  • Identify a plan to make your life EASIER and implement it. 
  • Maybe you can’t stand cooking, the solution – get a meal service that already comes prepared. 
  • Hire someone to clean your house. 
  • Delegate a recurring task to one of your team members or delegate cleaning to your kids. 

Remember – give a person a fish and they can eat it for one meal, teach a person to fish and they can have meals for LIFE. 

Now schedule time focusing on what you enjoy and refuels you. Make this part of your weekly routine and I promise you you’ll feel reenergized and ready to take on the world!

 

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