Health and Happiness
Working professional moms want it all.
We want to be viewed as exceptional at our jobs and indispensable to our families and friends.
We want to be assets to their communities and connected to the activities that we want to pursue when we can break free from the hustle and bustle of the workweek and our families’ seemingly never-ending list of places to be and things to do.
So who’s to say that we can’t have it all?
You’re not going to hear that from me. Not ever.
Time management is so very critical in the management of a work/home schedule, but not even Wonder Woman could be two places at once – and she was a superhero.
Of course, the best scheduler in the world can’t be where she needs to be without taking the necessary steps to ensure their health and happiness.
There are many aspects of health that each of us should consider. Certainly, a proactive approach to taking care of one’s self requires as much planning as a day packed with patients, meetings, meal-planning, commuting, cooking and shuttling kids from swimming to soccer to chorus to band to Girl Scouts and then back before the day is done.
And somewhere in there, we need to be taking care of ourselves and not treating our health as a deeply secondary concern for anyone in our lives. None of us is any good to our families if we are not well ourselves.
It’s critical that we set aside some time for ourselves, and our health and happiness is a non-negotiable deal that we uphold. We must look at it this way to ensure that we are getting the proper amount of exercise, getting enough nutrients in our diets and carving out an appropriate slice of mental-health time – every day. Not only when it fits into the schedule, but as part of our schedule.
Will that take a little planning?
Will that take a family that understands that you may not be able to be at every single event?
Will that take a husband that fills the gap?
Will that take some doing?
In short: Yes, yes, yes and yes. And I am quite sure that there are some more yeses in there.
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