Hey lovelies! Happy Sunday! I hope today brings you peace and relaxation before this coming work week! This topic has been on my mind heavy as we are going into the third month of the year! As you all know, I’m a mother of two little boys, I work as a registered nurse full time, and an building a business as an entrepreneur part time. I wanted to share some ways that this year has already been so much better for me as I was recently reflecting on what I’ve done different. So here are MY top FIVE WAYS to KILL IT this year!
The number one goal for me in 2018 was to sleep less. By sleeping less, there is more time in the day to be productive. I work minimum four twelve hour night shifts a week, on my days off I get up at 4AM. On these mornings I’m able to meditate, workout, clean my house, meal prep for the week, and also shower with peace and quiet before it’s time for me to get my kids up and ready for the day.
Some others things I do on these mornings include, organizing my schedule for the day, recording videos for tutorials, and sometimes I work on these blog posts. They say you work your job from 9-5 and work on your dreams from 5-9. In my case it’s 4am-7am.
I previously mentioned that by getting up early you can organize/plan your day. THIS IS HUGE! Whatever you may be pursuing, it is imperative to have your schedule written out in a planner so that way you don’t miss anything. Also so that you don’t fall behind on your day. By organizing your day, YOU remain in control!
Along with organization I definitely need to mention ROUTINE. Find one and stick with it. I get up early every day I’m off work. And I choose one day per week to deep clean my house and wash, fold, and put away laundry. Once that is finished, the rest of my week is very smooth because I’m aware of what clothes are clean, locations, and there is no stress about finding the small things (socks, underwear, etc.) for my sons. That can be so stressful!
PLAN YOUR MEALS
Meal time can definitely be stressful. On week days when I work, dinner is easiest when planned. My typical evening consists of getting the boys off the bus, one at 4pm the other at 4:30pm, then heading out for work by 5:30pm. The crockpot and oven are my best friend.
Most mornings when I get off work I throw items in the crockpot. There are some evenings when I throw food in the oven so it’s ready when the kids get off the bus. Whatever works best for you guys I suggest stick with that but plan it into your day.
UTILIZE YOUR RESOURCES
When you are the sole provider for your children sometimes the decision has to be made whether to be present or to provide. No decision is wrong, but it’s your decision. I choose to provide, which at times costs me presence, but for only a season.
I’m comfortable with this decision because I understand that it takes a village. I’m blessed with an extremely supportive family. They care for my sons while I work and actively build my business.
There have been times in business where there has been no choice but to bring the boys, but it’s during those times where the mothers take turns watching the kids while the others handle the hands on of the business.
SURROUND YOURSELF WITH LIKEMINDED INDIVIDUALS
Drop negative/ toxic people from your life immediately. You are most like your five closest friends. Make sure you choose to surround yourself with people who have similar goals and beliefs. Seek advice from people who are already where you want to be in life.
If you are a mother pursuing entrepreneurship, some of your friends should be mothers who are also pursuing entrepreneurship. They are going through the same struggles and can be a support system.
Find mentors who are where you want to be. Seek them out and ask questions and take notes. Also don’t waste their time if they see something in you and choose to help you grow.
I hope by sharing these tips with you all, there is something you can take to use and add value to your life! Thank you all for reading and following the journey! Until next time! PRETTY GIRLS ROCK!!! Stay Killin it!