When running a household and a home-based business, who doesn’t find it tough to manage their time? With school breaks, sick days, constant interruptions, errands, volunteering, working irregular hours, etc., it’s a wonder we get anything done with such a fractured schedule! The fact is there will always be demands on your time. These never ending demands can make you feel overwhelmed, cause anxiety and end up paralyzing your productivity, pushing you further down the rabbit hole of overwhelm.
As one of Aesop’s fables reminds us, the ants worked hard to prepare for winter while the grasshoppers played. And when winter came, the ants were cozy and carefree, but the grasshoppers struggled to keep warm and find food. When it comes to winter preparation this year, will you be an ant or a grasshopper? To avoid last-minute panic, costly repairs and a miserable winter, you might consider adding these steps to your Fall preparations for a carefree, winterized home.
Making the decision to return to work after maternity leave is an important, serious and potentially uncomfortable choice to make, and one that could be life-changing. The prospect is fraught with challenges, and can even feel like starting a new job! ‘What if I don’t fit in with the new team?’ ‘Am I dressed right?’ ‘Do I remember how to do my old job?’ The quandaries can be nerve-wracking.
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