I have set a task for myself, to schedule ALL these things into my diary weekly. To set reminders on my phone, to stick to the to-do lists and make sure things dont fall by the wayside.
Now the scary part................ my daily to-do list looks crazy long!! Like count to 10, dont panic you can do this, epic!
And you know what I have found? I have way more time for the important stuff than I thought!
Before 9 am Monday to Friday I have taught a class, ate breakfast, done my daily quota of Swedish (totally serious about learning this language!), spoke to my kids, answered my emails and Facebook messages, scheduled posts and have 2 cups of lovely herbal tea! Pukka Licorice and cinnamon is my current favorite!
I then have time to take a 30 minute walk in the fresh air and clear my head before my next classes. WOW who would have thought???
Now I also know that not everyday will be the same. But I am learning that by making a point to schedule my personal wants and needs, they actually get a look in. This to me is huge!
I know that I am a better person when I feel well, feel rested and feel like my needs are being met. I would normally be inclined to let me take a back-seat to well, pretty much everything, as I am sure that most of us, Mum's in particular will understand. And in my business I have a new baby, one who is very demanding and needs alot of love and attention, even more than my 4 actual babies!!! But I am sure that not only will I be a better person by looking after me and my family, but that I will also be a better business person.
So I have to plan ahead, and the daily tasks go on and on, and on..... but it is so satisfying ticking each one off, and knowing that I feel better for doing it.
I can live each day with a plan, a purpose, real intention to make things better for my clients, my family and me x
Happy monday, I hope it is amazing!!
Jessica Keniston is a mother of 4, former dancer and lover of fitness who has turned her passion into a career. Read favourite tips, recipes and workout advice here, and sympathise with the daily motherhood struggles!