“I just don’t have the time to do it all!” …“ I don’t have enough hours in my day!” Mama, you have said those words before…right? Have you packed your schedule so full that you feel as if you are stretched too thin? Is your schedule constantly running away from you and you are left feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and out of balance?
We are not meant to live these lives of being busy all the time, feeling unfulfilled and burnt out. You shouldn’t have to feel pressured by this idea of how it should be, what the media portrays it to look like. There’s more to this life and it starts today Mama! Let’s take back our time and live happier, stress-free lives and drop the mom guilt!
That is why I am so excited to have the one and only, Christy Wright on this podcast episode. Christy Wright is a #1 national best-selling author, personal development expert, and host of The Christy Wright Show. She’s been featured on Today Show and Fox News and in Entrepreneur and Woman’s Day Magazines. Since 2009, Christy has served at Ramsey Solutions, where she teaches on personal development, business, and faith.
In this episode, we talk all about how to achieve true life balance. Grab your pen and paper because you are going to want to take notes!
Meet Christy Wright
Christy Wright is a #1 national best-selling author, personal development expert, and host of The Christy Wright Show.
She’s been featured on Today Show and Fox News and in Entrepreneur and Woman’s Day Magazines.
Since 2009, Christy has served at Ramsey Solutions, where she teaches on personal development, business, and faith.
Click here for her Youtube Channel.
In This Podcast
- Pick your battles
- What is right for right now?
- Taking back your time to reclaim your identity
- Christy’s advice to overwhelmed parents
Pick your battles
If we’re not aware that we have a complete inability to prioritize, then we’re always going to continually set ourselves up to fail because we try to treat everything as if it’s created equal, and it’s not. We can’t do it all, so we set ourselves up to fail and we just continue to perpetuate the problem. (Christy Wright)
It may be possible to do everything, but it is impossible to do everything well. Do not set yourself up for failure by trying to be the can-do-it-all mom because in the end you disappoint yourself, let down your family, and create impossible expectations.
Be real, with your family and with yourself: what is important? What is necessary but not as important?
Create a structure that outlines what is essential and what would be nice to get done, because treating everything with the same level of importance is a disservice to the value of your time and energy.
There are things that are important and there are things that are not, and if we cannot learn to discern the difference, we’re going to live our lives out of balance, exhausted, and worst of all … feeling really guilty for not getting to all those things. (Christy Wright)
What is right for right now?
At any given moment, ask yourself: what is important for right now? What is right for right now? Depending on that present moment, your answers will change, and you will be able to learn over time when to do the things that are necessary for that moment.
This question just helps you redirect your thoughts to not only what is actually a priority right now, what is important right now, but it helps you be present for it and focus on it so that you can enjoy it more. (Christy Wright)
Being aware of what is important for right now not only helps you focus on one thing at a time, but it also helps you to fully focus on what it is that you are doing, instead of doing something half-heartedly while you think about the next thing on the to-do list.
Take it task by task, and vary the task on when it is the right time to do them. Be in the present moment on purpose.
Taking back your time to reclaim your identity
At the beginning of each day, ask yourself:
1 – What do I need today? What do I need today to be the highest version of myself?
- Try journaling in the morning: it forces you to plan your day around considering yourself and how you feel on that day. You can then plan what needs to happen on that day around working with your wants and desires.
2 – Consider yourself before you plan a day for yourself: consider how you are at the beginning of each day; energized, lethargic, excited?
- Working your schedule around how you feel builds self-trust, and
- Communicating your needs to yourself and your partner and family builds confidence.
If you don’t ever check in with yourself and consider yourself, you’ll never know what’s right, you’ll never have clarity on what is right for you and you’ll just keep running harder thinking that that’s going to solve the problem, and it doesn’t, you’re just tired. (Christy Wright)
Christy’s advice to overwhelmed parents
You are doing a good job.
Books mentioned in this episode:
- How To Be Confident In Your Decisions and Take Action Before the Fear Of Failure Takes Over | EU 82
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Meet Veronica Cisneros
I’m a licensed therapist and women walk into my office every day stressed and disconnected. As a mom of three daughters, I want my girls to know who they are and feel confident about their future. I can’t think of a better way to help other women than by demonstrating an empowered and unapologetic life.
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