Being a mom isn’t the easiest job in the world. When you add building a business to the mix, you discover how out of balance your life is. Building a business while caring for a family shows all the weak spots in your armor. So how do you balance your work and family life?   

By getting your life in order. 

Balancing business and family life has nothing to do with equality but with strength of your life areas.

I want you to dismiss thoughts of stressfully trying to be all things in all life areas, and leave your mind open. Balance isn’t impossible and it doesn’t drain you. 

Stick with me, what I share will blow your perception of what you thought balance was. 

Balancing Business and Family Life – Life Areas

When is the last time you assessed your life areas? Knowing where you are in these areas can be the difference between overwhelm and success. 

The five life areas are:

  • Family/Friends
  • Love 
  • Financial
  • Health & Welness
  • Business/Career

Assess you strength in each area on a scale of 1-10. 10 means you’re doing awesome, 1 means you need a major overhaul. What you will find is that areas that are lowest will be the ones that are giving you the most trouble. 

Your life is what you make it, overwhelm is a byproduct of saying yes to things that truly aren’t serving you. 


Overwhelm comes from saying yes to the wrong stuff. Click To Tweet

Once you know where you stand in your five major 

Here are the five ways to reduce the daily overwhelm in your daily action plan 

  1. Set your schedule the night before
  2. Daily action items are connected to desired outcomes
  3. Manage your energy, not your time
  4. Give a fast no and a slow yes
  5. Check-in with yourself during the day and adjust

That’s it; you can end your overwhelm. Don’t overwhelm yourself more and try to do all the steps at once. Work on being consistent with one step at a time, and build as you go. Remember you didn’t become overwhelmed overnight. This overwhelm is a result of months or years of your boundaries being crossed. 

Give yourself grace and love as you try something different.  

Where are you going to being on your reduce overwhelm journey? Share in the comments section below how you will begin to eliminate overwhelm in your day.

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