- Dry Cleaner
This is probably an incomplete/generic list, but I'm exhausted just looking at it.
One of the hardest things that I have to deal with during any given day is managing my time. I've been falling asleep at 9:45 every night - partially from my meds and being ill, partially because it's non stop all day.
Most days, I wake up at 6:30, get my kids up and ready for school and out by 8. Then I'm out of the house: Meetings, networking, research, writing... Then the kids get home at 3 and then I'm helping with homework, reading, cooking, kid's baths, bed. Then I reply to a few emails, a little bit more research and writing then I crash.
I think the thing about being a working mother is even though we all know we need to take time for ourselves, we don't. I don't make time for me, or get together with friends like I use to. I don't read for enjoyment, only for education. I don't go to the spa any more, I'm back to my natural color and will probably keep it that way for a very long time.
It's funny; in business I need an accountability partner to help me make sure I'm staying on track. Perhaps I need someone to help me to do the same for myself personally. I don't get it from my husband as often as I use to, I barely see him any more (work, school, work, sleep... poor guy, he needs some alone time too).
Well, perhaps now that it is written, it will be. Probably not. All I can say is - do as I say not as I do, and take some time for you - your business and family need you, and you can't function without focusing on you every once in a while.