This week has not been my week. Has that ever happened to you?
Your kids are acting like little maniacs. You have a tiff with your spouse. You have a hard conversation with your sister. You get a not-so-great report from your child’s teacher. Plus you forgot to post (AGAIN) on your social media account.
And your head is clouded with a million emotions that you can’t seem to focus on much of anything.
Nothing seems to be right. But you don’t have time to slow down. You’re too busy with just trying to keep up with it all.
Well, let me encourage you today, friend! I’ve been there before, many times. But it’s not always going to be like this. And there is something you can do about it!
Let me take you back to January 2019 (so think pre-covid world). I was nearing the end of my second full year as an entrepreneur after having been let go from my only-ever real job in 2017.
My goal had been to match my salary from my career working in the event marketing world, AND in 2018 I did it!! It was truly something to celebrate because God showed up big time in my life.
Over the course of those early years in my business, I was learning as much as I possibly could about business, about goals, about bootstrapping, about entrepreneurship. And I was using all kinds of tools that I thought would help me be more efficient and effective.
I’ve always been a paper girl – and I LOVE making lists. I have lists for my lists. Can you relate?? I needed some help to keep track of ALL THE THINGS.
So I bought a business goal planner, and a planner for my family’s schedule (3 kids at the time plus the hubby is a lot to keep up with)! I also had a planner for my budget, a planner for my health, not to mention my Google calendar, plus notebooks galore for client projects and business planning – I was BUSY. Busy trying to keep up with it all. And I was. EXHAUSTED.
I felt like I was all over the place, running from one thing to the next.
I was so busy, trying to keep up, and I could feel it in my bones that I was missing what was most important to me in that season. It’s like I was sitting on the sidelines seeing my kiddos grow up before my eyes. I became an entrepreneur to have more time and flexibility with my family. But it was like I had traded my 9-5 for 24/7.
Your life may look totally different than mine, but maybe you’ve felt that way before.
And despite your best efforts, you’re still running on fumes, day to day. Busy trying to do all the things. And it’s exhausting.
Right? We get so lost in the busyness, running from one obligation to another, worried or thinking about what’s next that you miss the moment you’re in.
You might be sitting here right now, thinking about that next appointment you have to make. Or you just remembered you’ve got to return those curtains you bought at IKEA 364 days ago, like TODAY.
As working moms, we are running so fast and so hard from morning to midnight. And every day you’re going through the motions, trying to get it all done.
But guess what?? It doesn’t have to stay this way.
What if I told you that you can give yourself permission to slow down?
What if you could build out your schedule based on your priorities in this season?
What if you could make decisions based on what is actually best for you and your family– instead of doing things out of obligation or guilt?
What if you could get your time back? And no longer be constantly worried about the next thing you have to do, so you can actually enjoy the moment and be present where you are?
What’s the simple answer? Being purposeful.
Because a little intentionality goes a long way.
So…you may be thinking – okay, Jess, but HOW do I do that?
Let’s keep it simple! What if I told you that carving out 15 minutes per week could help you live out Your Best Week, every single week?
Today I’m going to give you The Three P’s to help you stop being busy and instead live out Your Best Week.
1. PONDER ON PURPOSE: First, take a minute and jot down your current season. Be specific. This helps you to prioritize what’s best for you in your current season.
2. PRIORITIZE ON PURPOSE: Write down your top three priorities over all the responsibilities you have. This makes sure you keep what’s most important to you above the distractions.
3. PLAN WITH PURPOSE: Time to fill in your calendar! Look at an open week and ask yourself, what are the things I must do, need to do and want to do. With those lists, fill in your weekly calendar
This is the 15 minutes you’ll take each week to plan out and create Your Best Week.
I want to help show you the bigger picture of how you’re spending your time each week. Then you can decide what’s right for you right now and create Your Best Week every week!
That’s why I created the Your Best Week Guide that shows you exactly how to create and implement Your Best Week in your very real life. Visit www.thepurposeplanners.com to download your free guide today!
Do you want to dive deeper into how you can create Your Best Week with me? Then I want to invite you to join my high-impact course Get Back to Goals: How to 10x your momentum, get rid of guilt, & get your life back with goals that matter to you!
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