It hardly seems like there is enough time in a twenty-four hour period to get everything done. Often times we find our to do list outworks us, and keeps us up at night with stress and anxiety over everything we didn’t get done.
If you’re like the old me, you have extremely high expectations for yourself. You pride yourself on being the one who has it “all together”…at least on the outside. Inside you often feel exhausted, burned out, and overwhelmed by your desire to be the best at everything.
I can’t remember exactly where I first heard this, but they say as a full time entrepreneur, you should aim to get 3 tasks done each day. That’s progress. As for me, I am still working on whittling that number down, but I am happy to say, I am prioritizing my most important tasks due to this simple hack around time management: time budgeting.
In this week’s episode, I am pulling the curtain back to share my strategy with you, so you too, can work from a to-do list that actually gets done, that aligns with your core values, and your top priorities. You may be a super mom (no doubt about that), but you do still have just 24 hours in a day. Let’s maximize the time you do have!
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Forget stress management techniques.
Learn how to eliminate stress all together with The Stress Coach, Emily Wagner. On this week’s show, we chat about ways you can not only manage your stress as a boss minded mom, but how to eliminate stress from your life for good so you can keep chasing those dreams and show up as a better version of yourself for your family and your purpose.
Emily shares with us the surprising ways stress might be showing up in your life without you even knowing it, and gives us practical and simple strategies to uproot stress entirely.
You can learn more about Emily Wagner by following her on Instagram @coachemilywagner or by visiting her youtube channel where she coaches you through ways to alleviate stress for good so you can achieve your goals as the ambitious, go-getter mama you are!
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Whether you’re a working mom outside of the house or you are a mama who works from home, having a Personal Operating System or routine is a must.
In this week’s show, I walk you through my quarterly planning system for our busy family schedule. You’ll learn how to establish a routine as a working mom using this proven system to meal plan, map out your kids’ schedule, doctor’s appointments, and even be able to schedule some down time in for a little self-care without the guilt.
Before I created this routine, life felt chaotic and stressful every time my husband left for work, and often way before then if I am being honest. It took some time to figure out a system that works, but lucky for you, I’ve already done the leg work and now you get to plug and play the parts of my system that work for you…and leave what doesn’t.
Whether you use this as inspiration for your own routine or as a template, you will be amazed at how much time you get back, how much more energy you have, and how much you’re getting done. Hello productivity and efficiency, good bye overwhelm and exhaustion!
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Alright all you perfectionist in recovery…this episode is for you! In fact, right here, right now, we are no longer identifying as perfectionist. We reject that as part of our identity.
On the show this week we are talking with Ronica Cormier about overcoming our own perfectionist tendencies and how to identify perfectionism in our kids. She also shares with us the dangerous downside of perfectionism if left unchecked as well as the top signs you (or your child) might be a perfectionist.
A little about our guest today…
Ronica Cormier is an Academic and Accountability Coach for Christian Teens and Young Adults. She helps teens and young adults to develop a game plan for conquering school- life, goals, time-management, college, relationships, friendships, organization, and life skills all while integrating faith.
Ronica is passionate about empowering young people with the tools they need to be successful. She does this through her podcast Real Talk For Teens and Young Adults, virtual bible studies for both teens and young adults, personal 1 on 1 coaching, and her LIVE courses.
Ronica just released an amazing FREE resource for parents of students who are transitioning to middle school. Grab your Success Accelerator For Students Guide today to get 12 tips to prepare for the transition to middle school.
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For parents that want to get more in-depth guidance and support with implementing the necessary tools for successfully transitioning to middle school click the ling below for more information on my NEW Success Accelerator Program For Students. A LIVE 12-week program covering every skill your student needs to be successful in middle school and beyond!
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Is it EASIER or HARDER to prioritize self-care and down time right now during the COVID-19 quarantine?
I asked this question earlier this week as for an overwhelming response (over 100 women to be exact)
It’s a mixed bag.
For some, it’s been WAY easier
While others feel a little more like they are drowning in work, homeschooling, and all the housework.
Working from home is a SKILL you develop over time. And even if you’ve developed that skill, trying to manage home schooling on top of that is a whole new hard.
If you have found it to be harder to take care of yourself in this season of life, ONE major reason is that you’re likely still trying to live your life as normal—doing business as usual.
But this isn’t normal, and it certainly isn’t business as usual.
The thing I noticed in talking to some of these different women is, the ones who have been thriving in this time have adjusted their sails and have adapted to the changing tides day by day..embracing the uncertain.
The ones who have been on the struggle bus, haven’t.
There is a very good chance we will never actually go back to the old normal. This is potentially scary for some and exciting for others. The funny thing is, a lot of us weren’t all that happy with ‘normal’ when it was life as usual.
But now that it’s been taken away from us, we crave that old normal…because it is familiar and it was comfortable even if it was anything but.
In this new crazy season of life, figure out what you CAN do with what you’ve got. And start dreaming up the new normal for your life you want to create.
You can either keep trying to do things the way you did before quarantine
You can adjust your sails to the changing winds.
One is going to lead to stress, anxiety, and massive frustration
The other leads to a lot less stress, anxiety, and frustration which will allow you to come out of quarantine stronger, healthier, and happier.
Hey sister, ever have that nagging, gnawing feeling inside that you’re not good enough?
That no matter what you do, you’ll never be good enough. No matter how well you track your food, how hard you workout, or how perfect you try to be, it’s just not enough.
You’re disciplined, almost to a fault. You find your worth in what you look like and in your achievements. On the outside, it probably looks like you have it all together, but inside you feel anxious, insecure, and like there is more to your life than what you look like.
Overcoming perfectionism inside an imperfect body is hard work, and it takes a massive mindset shift in how we look at the bodies we have and what their ultimate purpose actually is. You and I were created to be more than a lean, fit, healthy, or strong body. We were created with a unique and special purpose for our lives. However, we can’t reach that potential fully, as long as we are obsessing over food, our weight, or what we look like.
I’ve been right where you are. I know the anxiety and the fear that comes with accomplishing and maintaining the perfect body. And I’m here to tell you, no matter what your body looks like, it will never be good enough if you’re trying to find your value and your worth in your outer appearance.
In today’s show, I share how I overcame the perfectionism that almost ruined my marriage and my family. We also talk about how you can heal from perfectionism to find the every day simple joy that comes with learning how to live in and love the body you’re in today.
If you are struggling with your body image, today’s show is a must listen. And if you’re ready to take the next step to breaking up with the never ending diet cycle, I’m here for you.
Simply fill out an application to see if you’re ready for coaching, I cannot wait to work with you!
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