WARNING: Read this post ONLY if you want to say goodbye to #momguilt or #summerstress.
Comment below the video and tell me your biggest challenge during the summer months.
As an entrepreneur for nearly two decades now, I’ve experienced my fair share of #momguilt, especially during the summer months. This #momguilt and corresponding #summerstress stemmed mostly from feeling like I had to choose between building our businesses or spending quality time with our girls.
Whenever I was working, I felt guilty for not making more time for the girls. When I spent time with the girls, I wasn’t always present. I was often preoccupied and stressed about what I wasn’t getting done in my business. It was a vicious cycle of stress and anxiety that I endured for years.
Can you relate?
It wasn’t until recently (last summer, in fact), that I really started making a #summersuccessplan – a strategic plan that mapped out what my work life and mom life would look like for the summer. Until then, I’d just envision my ideal summer, but never put into place any boundaries, systems, or strategies to make that vision a reality.
Now before you dismiss the idea of creating a #summersuccessplan because it feels too corporate or rigid, let me let you in on a little secret…
After conducting and synthesizing the hundreds of interviews I’ve conducted over the years with successful moms, dads, and business owners from all walks of life, plus incorporating my own mom/work experiments into the mix, I was finally able to create an actual plan that worked for me!
While this concept might sound “fluffy” or too good to be true, trust me when I say that creating a #summersuccessplan and more importantly, implementing it, allowed me to have a truly amazing summer.
It allowed me to unplug most weekends to enjoy camping and fishing trips with my family and even a couple week-long vacations.
It was AWESOME!
And I want that for you, too.
And in case you missed last week’s strategy with homeschooling mama of 8, Shannon Robison, about living your summer with Simplicity and Intention, you can still watch it.
P.S. Comment below the video and tell me your biggest challenge during the summer months.