I sat in my chair, my brain swirling with all the ideas that I needed to take action on right away. It was the final session of a conference for the direct-sales company I was a part of many years ago, and my head was so full of new information that I thought I could burst. Then I heard the speaker say it: “Don’t go home and try to implement everything you just heard. Instead, choose ONE thing to focus on.”
Since that conference, this philosophy has stuck with me. I am the type of person who wants to do EVERYTHING, right away, and do it perfectly. I have learned the hard way that there is literally no way to do this – whether in business, or personal life, or motherhood, or any other area – we cannot do everything, all at once, and do it perfectly.
Contrary to what many of us have been told, we all have limits. We can’t handle it all, nor should we. We have to stop pretending we are superhuman with an endless supply of energy, because we aren’t.
-Alli Worthington, Executive Director of Propel Women and Author of Breaking Busy
In my last post, I talked about Creating New Wellness Habits. I shared some tips on how to start creating new habits in your life so that you can have more wellness and balance as a mom. However, the tendency for many of us is to try and develop several habits all at once. So today, I want to provide you with 3 simple steps to help you choose one wellness habit for more balance in your life!
- Take a quick self-inventory.
Ask yourself, “On a scale of 1 to 10 – 1 being not at all, and 10 being amazing – how am I doing in the following areas: personal wellness (doing things I enjoy, nurturing my passions, relaxing); physical wellness (eating habits, exercise, environment); relational wellness (relationship with my spouse, kids, and friends); and spiritual wellness (spending time with God, nurturing my soul)?”
Once you’ve done the inventory, choose whichever area you scored the lowest, and that’s your area to begin focusing on!
- Head over to my Welcome page.
Here you can view the different pages for each of the areas of wellness that I cover on this blog. By reading over each category, you can see if one area stands out to you. You can also recognize areas where you are doing well or already have good habits in place.
- Download the Wellness Guide for Busy Moms.
This is a short, simple guide full of examples of 8 ways you can have less stress & more balance in your life. It’s broken into 4 areas: personal, physical, relational, and spiritual wellness. By reading through the guide, you can likely pick up on which area would be a good starting place for you. Plus, you’ll get some practical examples of new habits to develop. But remember, choose just ONE!
Share with me in the comments below: Are you going to choose one wellness habit to focus on? I’d love to know!