Happy Mama's Day to all the mom's out there! I do hope your day is filled with happiness! | Denise
Since Mother's Day is right around the corner, we thought it would be good to talk about balancing Motherhood (or life in general) and Business.
Muffin says, "It can be tricky at times, but if we think of balance more as a verb, instead of a noun, it makes things easier. When something in our lives gets out of balance, we just need to adjust something else in order to equal balance again. I wanted to share something with you that I recently learned from listening to Natalie Norton during a local Creative Collaborative.
Think of it this way, if you were to hold a broom on end, by its handle (with the sweeper up in the air), the only way to balance it, is by looking up and moving with the broom to keep it balanced. We must always keep our eyes on what matters most. You are the most important part of your life and business and YOU need to keep things flowing. We are a conduit and can't let little things get in the way and clog that conduit. We need to purge the conduit of the things that don't matter. Make sure to take the time to nurture ourselves. Invest time in you!
And remember, we are all in this together! It's not a competition. It's about how we can do things together! Just like this Happy Happy Art Collective. We all came together to strengthen each other and share our happy art with you.
I hope this has helped. Feel free to leave your comments and we can start a conversation about how you keep balance in your life. Hugs! And Happy Mother's Day!"
Lauren says, "It can be difficult at times, because things are constantly moving in a freelancer's schedule: jobs pop up randomly, sometimes they take longer than you anticipate, and other times it is completely quiet! I find that I am more calm if I break up my day between responsibilities/projects rather than try to tackle something "until it's finished". So, I might work for an hour or two on sketches for a client in the morning, then walk the dog and run errands for the next few hours, and end it by working another 2-3 hours in the studio on something else before I make dinner. By touching each thing even for a little bit each day, I feel like I am paying attention to every issue and accomplishing things."
Happy Mother's Day from one mama to the next! It's a tough job, but I wouldn't trade it in for the world. -emily