Is It Time To Flip Your Life?May 24, 2022
Do you get to the end of the day and feel exhausted, you flop on the couch feeling like you just can’t do anymore, but then it dawns on you… you haven’t really achieved very much today! So where did the day go?
You happily gave up your career for your family because you wanted to be a good mum, to support your kids, and you have been carrying the motherload for years, day in day out doing the errands. Now you’re wondering, does it always have to be this way? Can I get to the end of the day and feel proud of what I’ve done?
You’ve noticed lately that you’re snapping at your kids and partner, the smallest things seem to build up and then you suddenly explode. You know you shouldn’t raise your voice, you know you shouldn’t get sarky, you know you shouldn’t be grumpy… but you just can’t help it!
Yesterday you skipped the exercise, you felt you didn’t have enough time with everything else you needed to get done. But let’s be honest, you did manage to spend at least 20 minutes sitting on the couch scrolling through your phone. You know this is not the way it should be. You know you’d feel better after exercising, but it’s so hard to make it a part of your routine.
Have you noticed that you say “yes” to everything you’re asked to do? Your kids are more than capable of pouring their own drink, they are probably capable of making their own snack too, but you switch into auto mode and do it without thinking. It’s time to start saying “no” to some of those little things. It’s time to stop trying to please everyone, all the time.
Do you sometimes identify something that looks interesting or even exciting, but then find you talk yourself out of taking a step that would get you closer to it? Leaving that thing hanging there, like a lost dream, never to be experienced.
Have you noticed that your indecision, your worry, your overthinking robs you of being present and enjoying life as it is right now?
Does any of this sound familiar?
Are you wondering how you let your life get to this point?
Are you wanting to move forward again?
Feeling this way doesn’t have to be permanent. In fact, you can flip your life by taking a few simple steps. Waiting and hoping this frustration with carrying the motherload will pass will only hurt your confidence and your ability to change it in the long term.
Think of this as your kick in the butt to take action now! You know you can’t rely on someone else to fix your life. You also know that if you don’t take action, you’ll feel the same a year from now.
Now is your time to flip your life and take back control, stop the cycle of frustration and in a few simple steps you can feel like a new person and feel good at the end of the day, maybe even proud of yourself!
Firstly, you need to reclaim your time and energy. Take a moment to reflect on your time and energy, and ask yourself the following questions:
- Is your time and energy going where you want?
- Is the balance reasonable - yourself, your family, your purpose?
- Are you being effective with what you’re doing?
- What else would you rather be doing with your time and energy?
- How much time and energy would you need for that thing?
Now - get really clever and put your ideal week in your diary.
You don’t have to schedule every hour of the day. Think of your time in terms of blocks of energy. When is your energy at it’s best - that’s when you schedule the ‘harder’ things. When is your energy low - that’s when you schedule things for pleasure.
But put it in your diary, make managing your time a priority for yourself and for your family.
When you start to manage your time well, you are also managing your energy too.
Gone will be the days you flop exhausted into bed. Instead go to bed looking forward to tomorrow and what you will achieve :-)
If you’re ready to take action, but you’re not sure where to start, The Productivity Lab may be for you. You can change your life by taking a few simple steps. Waiting and hoping this frustration and exhaustion will pass will only hurt your confidence and your ability to change it in the long term.
Thanks to the simple steps you will take back control of your life. You will establish positive routines, and finish your day feeling good about yourself and what you have done.
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