Avoiding the Rush // THE WORKING PARENT

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I am running out of time as I type this – I am supposed to be leaving for a long weekend away – is it bad planning that I am still at my desk?

I still have to pack, do the shopping and and and… I can feel my blood pressure RISE just thinking of all the things I have to do before I can collapse into the car and say “Yes Darling, I am ready to go…”

Sound familiar?

Rushed:Multi-tasking Mom

Why do we leave so many things to the last moment?
Why do we always think of one more thing that “has to be done before I go”?
Why does a holiday seem to cause so much stress? Yet when we eventually get there it was worth all the rush and panic – or was it?

I have recently changed gear to working on my own again as a coach and consultant after three years of being on someone else’s timetable, their programme, their rush!

Initially relieved, I realize that I can quickly create my own rush.

So my promise to myself from August onwards, is to create a working week with time to read, time to write, time to coach and facilitate, a time to exercise and a time to socialize and a time to reflect and meditate.

In my experience if I start the day with a quiet meditation and reflection and then some exercise, the rest of the day is productive, and fulfilling.

What are some ways you could restructure your days or weeks to avoid the rush?

About parentcoachsa

Steph has over 30 year's experience working with families to design child care solutions and supporting parents to be the best parents they can be. In addition she has worked with corporates to find work-life balance solutions for their staff. As a practitioner I have become increasingly aware that work-life balance has become a critical issue, particularly in an age in which the demands of work are often at odds with home and family life. I am passionate about family life, it is the catalyst for every other relationship we have - in every other area of life, we expect to study, get a qualification, try something on appro , we want to feel in control - however it is the one area of life, that none of the above applies - Babies do not arrive with a parenting manual! It is my privilege as a Parent and Life Coach, to partner with you as you take hold of the challenges you are facing in your family, in your life and work with you , supporting you to achieve the decisions and outcomes you are choosing for your family and for your life. It is my job, to keep you on track, to cheer you on, when the "going gets tough". Through coaching, understanding of yourself and your child, and his or her phase of development will enable you to consciously develop a parenting style that will benefit you and your family.
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