Biz-Life Balance reflection of the Day

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This morning both my wife and I woke up 2 hours early because our smallest child woke up too. The little one woke up probably because of the weather, and I myself had a horrible headache, and my wife was super tired.

None of us were able to go back to sleep after that, and non of our pains went away.

For this morning, I was planning on working. I didn’t have the chance to work on my main business for 3 days now, and it would have been finally the time to do that.

I love my work, so I am always excited to continue working on my projects.

When the morning coffee started to kick in (took a headache pill too hours before that, but that didn’t work) I finally started feeling alright.

But my wife was still not fine though.

Usually, I hate change of plans. Especially if I didn’t have a chance to work for days.

But yesterday with my awesome accountability group, I set the goal for this week, to do only the essential things in my business, and nothing else.

So I had an idea. I’ll give my wife some more time to rest, and I’ll be with the kids.

And we did that.

Usually, that kind of change in my plans would cause me to think constantly about the todo stuff that I should be doing at the moment but I’m not doing.

But I think my mindset has shifted a bit.

I was able to stay present with the kids and see that, such a small part of what I do when I work is actually essential for my business.

This is what changed in my mindset:

I started a business of my own that I can do from home to be able to be more with my family and to be able to help them when needed.

But recently I was too focused on doing stuff, being busy, and results, that I forgot this initial goal.

So now I reminded myself of that. And I guess, maybe you started your own business for at least partially similar reasons.

There was the opportunity. My family could use some help, exactly when I had a chance to help, so I also had a chance to spend some time with my kids.

So I did that, and it felt awesome!

None of the business todos were racing through my mind as it usually does when I do something else instead of working on my business in my dedicated business time.

The only difference was this change in my mindset. Me remembering, that this is not something that is holding me back, it is something that I actually started my business for!

And there is more!

Now that I only have a couple of hours before my client-time to work on business tasks. I’m sure I will only do the essential ones.

This whole thing made it easier for me to practice prioritizing.

I’m so grateful for this painful early morning wake-up.

Biz-Life Balance #reflection of the Day:

This morning both my wife and I woke up 2 hours early because our smallest child woke up too. The little one woke up probably because of the weather, and I myself had a horrible headache, and my wife was super tired.

None of us were able to go back to sleep after that, and non of our pains went away.

For this morning, I was planning on working. I didn’t have the chance to work on my main business for 3 days now, and it would have been finally the time to do that.

I love my work, so I am always excited to continue working on my projects.

When the morning coffee started to kick in (took a headache pill too hours before that, but that didn’t work) I finally started feeling alright.

But my wife was still not fine though.

Usually, I hate change of plans. Especially if I didn’t have a chance to work for days.

But yesterday with my awesome accountability group, I set the goal for this week, to do only the essential things in my business, and nothing else.

So I had an idea. I’ll give my wife some more time to rest, and I’ll be with the kids.

And we did that.

Usually, that kind of change in my plans would cause me to think constantly about the todo stuff that I should be doing at the moment but I’m not doing.

But I think my mindset has shifted a bit.

I was able to stay present with the kids and see that, such a small part of what I do when I work is actually essential for my business.

This is what changed in my mindset:

I started a business of my own that I can do from home to be able to be more with my family and to be able to help them when needed.

But recently I was too focused on doing stuff, being busy, and results, that I forgot this initial goal.

So now I reminded myself of that. And I guess, maybe you started your own business for at least partially similar reasons.

There was the opportunity. My family could use some help, exactly when I had a chance to help, so I also had a chance to spend some time with my kids.

So I did that, and it felt awesome!

None of the business todos were racing through my mind as it usually does when I do something else instead of working on my business in my dedicated business time.

The only difference was this change in my mindset. Me remembering, that this is not something that is holding me back, it is something that I actually started my business for!

And there is more!

Now that I only have a couple of hours before my client-time to work on business tasks. I’m sure I will only do the essential ones.

This whole thing made it easier for me to practice prioritizing.

I’m so grateful for this painful early morning wake-up.

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