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!
Sign up for coaching
And let’s hang on social:
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!
PS. Join The Strong[HER] Way community
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!
Join The Strong[Her] Way by applying here
And come hang out in the Facebook group!
It’s no secret..habits are the way to go if you’re a busy mompreneur who doesn’t have a whole lot of time to spare tracking macros, counting calories, or obsessing over the number on the scale.
Before I discovered the power of habits, I was slave to diet culture. Always looking for the next ‘wellness’ craze to help me be my healthiest, fittest self. What I got instead, was food obsession, body insecurity, and massive time/ energy leaks.
Here’s the thing most experts aren’t telling you…you can hack your ‘un’healthy habits to create healthier habits in their place. Your life is made up of daily habits—some are helping you reach your goals in life, while others are slowly taking you further from them.
But every single habit started somewhere, and has the exact same habit loop. You just need a little self-awareness, mindfulness, and intentionality to kick start your healthy habits.
If you’re tired of trying so hard to follow the rules of the latest diet. And you’re over trying to use willpower to get you to your goals, you gotta listen to this episode.
Grab a cup of coffee or a glass of chilled rose, and meet me on the show.
Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review to help this show get in front of even more women!
Wanna learn more about the non-diet lifestyle and The Strong[HER] Way? This is where you can learn more about how you can jump start your mindful eating journey with my 30 Day Challenge. And, you can get it for less than a $1/day.
And if you’re on social, you can find me here…
Struggling to find a healthy routine right now? The transition to working at home can be a tough one to maneuver for busy female entrepreneurs if you aren’t used to self-motivating, keeping yourself on a schedule, or prioritizing self care. It can be all too easy to work from sun up to sun down, leaving you feeling like your traded your dreams of running your own business for another j-o-b.
Meet Te, she’s a hard working, ambitious woman who is looking to make an impact through her work and feel good in her body doing it. She’s been cooped up during the COVID-19 quarantine and has noticed that working from home has definitely presented some challenges when it comes to keeping a routine for her busy schedule as a female entrepreneur, and as a result, here self-care has gone out the window.
Te wants to be healthy, she wants more energy, and she wants to feel confident in her body. She knows what she needs to do, but actually doing it is the hard part.
She is ready to make some changes, and wants to incorporate more exercise, healthy foods, and sleep, but just doesn’t know where to start.
We hopped on a non-diet strategy session and outlined a couple strategies she can start implementing this week! If you’re struggling to find a self-care routine as a busy female entrepreneur, this week’s episode is for you 😉
*BONUS* we even tackled some strategies around resisting the urge to satisfy your sweet tooth. And it’s probably not they typical advice you’d expect to hear from a nutritionist.
For a sneak peek at what the non-diet lifestyle looks like, hit play. Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if this was helpful for you!
If you are ready to take the plunge and start on your own non-diet lifestyle, head on over to:
https://alishacarlson.com/tmep30daykit/ to snag my brand new Mindful Eating Project Kickstart, a 30 Day mindful + intuitive eating challenge to help you fast track your progress into a less stressful way of eating… which means you’ll have more time to spend making an impact in the world and less time worrying about what to eat.
And if you KNOW you are ready to take it all the way, you can fill out an app to work with me here:
Let’s hang on social:
Photo by Luis Quintero on Pexels.com
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.