Last week was monumental, as one might expect and after eating, sleeping and breathing Pure Romance 24/7 for about 3 months straight, it was time for a break.
- binging on gluten free brownies
- Supernatural marathon on Netflix
Back on the horse Friday:
- prepare a sale
- mailing backorders
- set up Facebook events for my parties this coming weekend
- at midnight when I should have been going to bed, I’m online answering questions about a product
- woke up to a text from a team member
- ran a flash sale online while visiting with friends from out of state
- appointment with our financial counselor
- mailed out some more orders
- late night brainstorming with a struggling team member about how to increase sales and bookings
- egg dyeing and Easter baskets
- packing up books because I just have too many
- way too much time designing Facebook post for last night’s team member
See a pattern?
I’m not doing so hot on the family, housing and health parts of my life and clearly this hasn’t changed too much. I need more balance STAT – before my business eats me. Don’t get me wrong, things are going great, but my family deserves more than my income and my body definitely deserves more than the brownies and coffee I have been keeping it alive with.
So, on the agenda for the next quarter:
Plot out my time for family, business and health and stick to it!
Er…..I’m no entirely sure where to get started on that other than to spend some serious time staring at my planner, eating brownies and getting distracted by Netflix. So far, I’ve come up with:
- set office hours and cut down on business outside of that time
- make a grocery list and stock my pantry with more (better!) food
- schedule some special time with my kids
Special time, like making memories and Easter eggs! This was my mother-in-law‘s thing and I took up the torch in her memory. It was way more fun than I thought it would be and afterwards, looking at all the funny faces on these eggs, I thought about all the silliness, personality and fun I might be missing because I’m always on the phone or computer or just generally too preoccupied to give my children my full attention. Time to be intention. And silly.