There are three things I must do everyday. Take care of myself, my family, and business. My all-encompassing trinity. I need all three. All three need me. We need each other in more ways than we realize. Finding a balance is the most difficult part for me.
Honestly, for most of my life I put business before myself and my family. I believed that providing for my family was the most important thing. By spending all my time working I failed myself and my family. By not taking care of myself, I was unable to see how much my family needed me. I was in a fog of poor health, exhaustion and poor life choices.
When I finally started trying to take care of myself, I was able to see how much my family needed me. I’m still in awe of how much it take to care for a family. I am much more capable of rising to this task when I take care of myself.
I’m not ashamed to say my first priority every day is to work out. I need it . It clears my mind and helps me feel I’ve accomplished something. Being a self-employed, work at home single mom, this is very important to me. Once I’ve worked out, I feel I can accomplish almost anything.
I can provide healthy food and a healthy environment for my children. I can generate enough income and resources to care for my family. I just need to work out first. I need to make sure I am present for my family. I can do this. So can you.