Working Mommy Wednesday 7.20.11

Question of the Day: Does your life feel too busy or not busy enough?

My life is too busy this summer.  I have started my new venture with Halle Joy, the kids are home with me for the summer and along with all of that I still maintain my job with Hawkcrest Investments.  I have done my best to structure the week days so that I can maximize my work out-put, as well as, fun time with the children.  Approximately 4 out of 5 days a week we stick to the schedule. However, there are days where the kids are in their pajamas way past 8:30 (its 10 am as I write this post and they are still in pjs), beds don’t get made on time and when I step out of my office to make lunch it looks like a tornado has hit my house. There have been several nights this summer where I have stayed up until wee hours of the morning completing auction lists, responding to emails, learning more about blogging and social media.  Some days I can’t remember if I am coming or going.  I am thankful that I am a type A person who has lists, schedules, organization, etc because with out it I certainly couldn’t accomplish the amount of work and family time as I do. But I need to learn that sometimes is OK to not accomplish the daily to do list before bed. I need to be attentive to my children’s needs to have a day off here and there.  Life doesnt always have to be go, go go. I’m learning I can set the schedule and make my lists but there needs to be room to flex a little.

I found these two quotes and feel they fit my feelings towards balance:

“To acquire balance means to achieve that happy medium between the minimum and the maximum that represents your optimum. The minimum is the least you can get by with. The maximum is the most you’re capable of. The optimum is the amount or degree of anything that is most favorable toward the ends you desire.” ~Nido Qubein

“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling five balls in the air. You name them – work, family, health, friends, and spirit – and you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls – family, health, friends, and spirit are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged, or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for balance in your life.” ~Brian Dyson Argentinian CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises





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  1. thanks for joining in Joy!! sometimes, when I’m “researching” blogging or social media, i feel like I’m not really “working”. but it’s still something! and certainly takes up a lot of time.

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