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Going into the month of April I knew it would be a busy month.  My husband and I have something big happening every weekend of the month!  For the past two weekends, it has been a busy Saturday and a busy Sunday for our family.  That means no down-time for this mama. 

I don’t know about you, but I need some quiet time, especially on the weekends.  Just yesterday I was walking in my front yard when I realized that my azaleas are in full bloom.  I thought…”When did that happen?”.  It just goes to show how overfull my plate has been these last 14 days that I have missed the beautiful white blooms that fill the shade of my river birch.

I know this level of energy, effort, and stress is not sustainable.  Thankfully, I have learned to limit how frequently I put myself in this position.  As I enter into the work week, I look ahead at the amount of energy I will need for the work that is facing me.  If I do into the week already low on energy from a packed weekend, I am drained by mid-week.  Who is putting all of this stress on me?  Mostly myself.

I coach professional women who are in a similar boat. We all find ourselves trying to be Super Mom.  We have created an unrealistic vision of who we are supposed to be and how we are supposed to show up in all the facets of our lives.  We are leaders in our industries; we are volunteers in our communities; we are the moms who organize sleepovers, playdates, and the illustrious birthday parties. 

Yet, in this midst of all this busyness we often feel like we are not truly doing justice in any of these facets, much less all of them.  We strive for this perfect vision and often feel like we have fallen short of the mark.  In many instances, we have lost sight of who we are outside of our formal roles of wife, mother, and employee.  We have bitten off more than we intended. 

 

Lesley provides individualized and group coaching to professionals who are seeking greater satisfaction in their careers.  She helps them uncover their God-given gifts, name their non-negotiable values, and align their career path with those gifts and values to have a greater impact on the world.  Lesley has helped professionals from many different fields, including IT, healthcare, and education.  Register today for Lesley’s teleseminar on Thursday, April 19th on How to Let Go of Super Mom Stress by emailing lesley@providencepathway.com