Keeping Family A Priority
Happy Sunday everyone. I hope your weekend was fantastic, and overflowing with love, family, & friendship.
As a small business owner, working long, sometimes lonely, hours is par for the course. The drive to succeed, the passion to make a difference in the lives of others, often leaves us exhausted, wiped out, and brain dead.
Now let's replay this, take out small business owner and add in your place in life. Maybe you are a single Mother or Dad. Maybe you are a grandmother raising your grandchildren, possibly a college student, or family man. The fact is, most of us strive for the same things in life; to make a difference. For others to know we care, we love, and that we work hard to impact the lives of those around us for the better. Sometimes it finds us feeling disconnected and out of sorts.
It can be overwhelming, and downright scary at times. Making sacrificial choices that may prevent us from experiencing some of life's lovelier moments. This is temporary, or it can be. We have the opportunity to create special moments with our loved ones. Just pencil them in your planner like you do for everything else in your life. Yes, sometimes we do have to schedule fun into our daily lives. This works great if you are the type that needs structure. If spontaneity is your game then, you should have no problem, just get after it.
We have all heard the saying, All work and no play makes for a sad day... or something similar. Couples are encouraged to have a date night. I have seen others plan a special outing for some quality alone time for each child when there are multiple siblings. It is a chance to stay connected, it is important to remain connected.
It is hard work keeping those family priorities, along with everything else we do, but oh so worth it.
Hard work doesn't guarantee success, but improves it's chances.
~ B.L. Gupta
I added this one because I really like it.
To be successful, the first thing to so is to fall in love with your work.
~Sister Mary Lauretta
What do you do to remain connected with your family?