A month or so ago, I woke up early, before the rest of the house, and lay in the darkness with my heart pounding uncomfortably. It was a physical reminder of something that I don’t like to think about very often: I have chronic health problems that aren’t just magically going to disappear if I ignore them. It is up to ME to change my life and my habits to regain my health. No one else is going to do that for me.
In this episode, I share a bit more of my story, as well as the three steps I am taking in order to give myself a month-long pause:
1) Choose a finite length of time for your break.
2) Look at your calendar and ruthlessly eliminate or postpone any stressful commitments during that time. Don’t be afraid to tell the people in your life WHY you need a break and how they can support you.
3) Decide how you will use your time off to “get ahead” of your life and make changes that will help you reenter your life in a much better place.
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In this stage of my life, I start most days to the sound of my children calling for me or running into my room. Before that, I started the day with the sound of my alarm clock signaling I needed to hurry as fast as I possibly could to get ready for work. This often sets the pace to go from one thing to the next in a frazzled state when I am constantly craving slow.
Crystal Paine, entrepreneur, mom, and founder of Money Saving Mom, is often asked how she does what she does, and it all comes down to starting her day with intention.
Crystal has years of experience encouraging women to be intentional when it comes to finance, family, and business. In this episode, she encourages us to develop the habit of serving our tomorrow self by first asking the question: What can you do the night before to set yourself up for success the next day?
Whether you have an intentional morning routine or hopes for developing one, we can’t wait to hear how you like this episode.
Make Over Your Mornings: 14-day online course to help you start your day with success: https://gr161.isrefer.com/go/MYM/rachelnielson/
Crystal’s website: https://moneysavingmom.com/
Crystal’s Instagram: @themoneysavingmom
Crystal and Rachel’s Power of Moms’ podcast: https://powerofmoms.com/ordinary-moms-can-make-extraordinary-difference-crystal-paine-rachel-nielson-episode-186/
Gretchen Rubin’s book, The Four Tendencies: https://amzn.to/2FUF8XD
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“At any given point, you can say, ‘This is not how the story is going to end.'”
Cate Johnson was a mother of two young children with a big, beautiful home in the country. From the outside, it looked like she was “living the dream,” but inside, she felt like she was drowning.
She craved peace and connection with her children–but instead she felt only chaos and overwhelm. She spent hours cleaning her big home while her kids watched television. She felt heartbroken that she was not the mother that she had always wanted to be.
After hitting a breaking point, she decided to take control of her motherhood story. She took a few drastic actions–such as deciding with her husband to sell their home in the country and move into a small apartment in the city–but most of her shifts were small. But they altered her motherhood story and the way she felt about motherhood.
Cate has a message of hope for all of us: We can live true to our values as mothers and take control of our motherhood stories. Listen in to learn how!
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As a mother of three young children and the owner of a successful business, Lauren Golden knows busyness and stress well; but she refuses to live in a constant state of overwhelm. Instead, she takes control of her life by taking control of her TIME.
In this week’s episode, Lauren teaches us three of her best strategies for creating more time as we juggle motherhood and all of the other worthy aspects of our life:
1) Saying “no” sometimes (and “no” doesn’t mean “never”)
2) Using the acronym D.R.O.P it as a way to reduce what’s on our list
3) Prioritizing her to-do list using “The Daily Five”
We hope this episode helps you during this busy holiday season!
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Patrice Washington: “I’m Not Above Backing Out” https://www.patricewashington.com/relationships/im-not-above-backing-out/
Whether or not you are a runner, you are going to love this episode about lessons that Taffy Micheli has learned about motherhood while training for marathons.
Listen in to hear her share three truly life-changing mantras that she has relied on to get her through long runs and difficult experiences. I’ve heard from many listeners that this is one of their all-time favorite episodes–so don’t miss it!
Taffy’s Podcast, “The Joyful Soul Project”: https://www.thejoyfulsoulproject.com/
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“Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread” by D Todd Christofferson: https://www.lds.org/broadcasts/article/ces-devotionals/2011/01/give-us-this-day-our-daily-bread?lang=eng