After I do ‘all the things’. As my teenager would say – that’s so cringe. All the things is a phrase that just makes my skin crawl y’all. I think it has just become a cutesy habit – but it’s a toxic mentality to live in.
We are bombarded by a society that implies we should have our hands in EVERYTHING. Workout daily, drink all your water, reply to texts, drive the kids to every extra curricular activity possible, keep the house clean, cook the dinner, clean it all up, and do it all over again.
If you’re running your own business – the list grows. If you work corporate, the list grows. The list just grows. And when we run out of hours in our day – what drops off. Whatever we were going to do to take care of ourselves. Can I get an Amen?
This is TOXIC. It is toxic for moms to think that taking care of themselves is selfish.
It is toxic for women to think that they should just give up on self care. It is toxic for women to stop considering themselves beings. This is TOXIC.
And here’s the thing – until we – the women – realize that WE CANNOT DO IT ALL we are going to live here.
Women can do ANYTHING they set their minds to. But they CANNOT do it all at one time. There is only one way to move forward, to make progress, and to do it while not losing your mind – prioritizing. All the things implies that everything carries the same weight, and that’s just simply not true. And they don’t all carry the same weight at the same time.
The key is to know your Priorities. Know your boundaries. And know how to plan with them in the front of your mind.
I use a system called CORE 4 & Priority Planning. CORE 4, are the top 4 priorities in your life (stay tuned for a BRAND NEW updated masterclass on this topic). You can’t give your best to ‘all the things’, but you can pick your TOP priority areas and focus on those first. You can set boundaries around those areas. You can give your absolute best to those. Then allow other things to fill in time gaps, if you have them.
CORE 4 allows you to be purposeful & intentional with your time. Creating laser focused tasks & events that will not only allow you to be more productive, but maintain your purpose. And that is what this journey is about.
Over then next few months, I’ll be bringing you special content – and it all starts with the building block of your CORE 4.
If you don’t know what your CORE 4 are, hit me up on Instagram DMs. Let’s talk it thru!
You don’t have to embrace all the things – and you’ll be glad you don’t!