Looking back about six months ago, I was just a mom and a business owner. Now, once again at 8:00 in the morning, I’ve been up for hours working, and I’ve completed my transformation back to mom, business owner, teacher. I’m about to take over the parent role while my husband goes to work in the home office. And I’m sure this probably sounds very familiar to lots of you.
I’ve come to realize that one of the biggest challenges of navigating these unknown waters has been feeling completely out of control. And it’s been emotionally exhausting. I was fighting a losing battle. So, as a family we took action to regain control. We’re adapting to the new normal, and personally, I’m focusing on controlling the things that I have some influence over, and trying to let go of the things that I don’t.
Let Go… and Regain Control
It’s a good time to really sit back and take stock. Think about where you can regain control and where you can let go. There’s a lot that we can’t influence right now, but there’s a lot that we can. We can take back control of some little elements of our lives. Small actions can produce some really big wins. We can tighten our grip on our finances, and make our personal lives more manageable.
You can’t control when the kids are going back to school. You can’t control when the pandemic will loosen its grip that it has on the nation. You can’t control the policy makers when they make decisions that affect all of us. But instead of feeling out of control, you can take little steps to feel like you are focusing your energy in the right places. You can regain control of your personal life and you can regain control of your finances. Read More.