I’ve been listening to a ton of books on my commute to and from work (thank you audible) and this theme has been resonating with me a lot, I wanted to bring it up.
When we do what is in line with our values we are at peace.
If you value time with your family, but whenever you are home you are on your phone there will be an internal struggle within yourself.
These guys are the ones I need to put first.
But the struggle is so REAL!
I want to learn about new innovative products for skincare, dive deeper into the acne category, explore new ingredients and run a million experiments. I want to exercise, train for a marathon, lift, swim, bike, and get yoga certified. I want to learn about the biochemistry of nutrition, I want to understand carb cycling and macros in addition to other modes of calculating how much of each nutrient you should be eating. I want to read motivational books, and journal, and reach out to as many people as I can and help hundreds of moms get in shape and start taking care of themselves. BUT, at the core of everything I don’t want to miss my kids childhood. Seriously, because I mean, how cute are they?!
I REALLY want to do all these things and I want to give 100%, but in reality I just can’t! There are only 24 hours in a day.
I had to find a way to do some but make sure I was putting my kids and husband first. I started realizing that I was spending so much time away from my kids because I was working and I started to not enjoy my work as much. I made it a point to put my phone away from the moment I walked in house until the kids went to bed. By just making that small change, those 2 hours are for my kids. I mean, sort of. I am still cooking dinner and cleaning up during that time, but if they are talking to me, they have my attention. I am not being distracted. I may pull it out to snap pictures here and there of dinners we are making.
I found ways to accomplish most of what I want to in the 24 hours a day that I am given.
I have my entire life to become an expert in any of those field. I will run a marathon some day and I will get my yoga certification some day. That day is just not today.
Think about the things that you value in your life, put them first and the rest will fall into place.
We may just have to prioritize the amazingness.