Balance Challenge Day 13…Get outside!
The last couple days of warmer weather have meant afternoon walks around the neighborhood, trying out our new baby jogger stroller. There’s nothing quite like getting out in nature…and moving…to relieve some stress and restore a feeling of balance and peace. #40til40#balancechallenge#jugglinglife#lifeisjuggling#motherjugglers
On Friday, I spent the morning presenting to 110 employees on how to adopt the Juggler’s Mindset to better juggle their roles & responsibilities, and be open to new possibilities for innovation and growth. In the afternoon, I attended a professional development & networking event with the National Speakers Association, NYC.
After 10+ hours with travel (the longest I’ve been away from my 10 month old so far, and so hard!), I made it home to spend the evening cuddled up, reading ‘Good Night, Beach’ to my favorite guy. Days like this are fulfilling and exhausting.
I think we have to accept that not every day - or any day! - will feel perfectly balanced. Some days are skewed towards work and some days towards family. Some days we’re wearing business attire and speaking to inspire professionals and networking with and learning from our colleagues …(and in between pumping breastmilk in the bathroom)…and some days we’re in sweatpants and covered in oatmeal that the kid won’t eat and playing with blocks and loving every minute of it …(and squeezing in a call or webinar or email)… We have to make compromises, prioritize, and choose what to focus on. Over time and with intention, we can create a balanced life. We have to zoom out. It’s hard to feel balanced in the moment. I think acknowledging this is the first step towards enjoying the moment we’re in. @oprah said it: “You can have it all. You just can’t have it all at once.” #40til40#balancechallenge#jugglinglife#lifeisjuggling#motherjugglers
Essa sou eu tentando trabalhar no sofá de casa. Esse é o Lucas tentando me dizer que as férias chegaram. Será mesmo? Ainda tenho tarefas pendentes e as férias mesmo só semana que vem. Não é fácil conciliar tudo!!!! .
This is me trying to work from home, on the sofa. This is Lucas trying to tell me that we are on vacation. Are we really? I still have some work to do. Vacation only starts next week, for me. It isn’t easy to juggle it all! .
Clip no.2 - I wanted to learn flowers since the beginning of this challenge :) #flannelshirts are the best! Especially the ones passed on from the male side of the family (this one belonged to my granpa) #30daysofcj