Does this sound familiar?
You wake up 30 minutes late because you hit snooze a few too many times (everyone does that though, right?). Your morning is hectic, rushed. You find yourself yelling at the kids to hurry up while shoving a couple of donuts in your mouth that they left sitting on the counter.
You rush out the door, drop off the kids, only to find yourself sitting in standstill rush hour traffic. Frustrated doesn’t even begin to describe what you’re feeling behind the wheel. Rage is more like it. You’re flipping people off and getting flipped off all while listening to the fear-mongering, depressing news on the radio.
You arrive to work late, frazzled, and feeling stressed before you even get started on your overflowing inbox. You open your email to find that you’re definitely behind. 132 emails behind, to be exact.
You have lunch delivered because there’s no way you can get away for even 15 minutes. You have a report due by 3PM!
But you’re still working on it at 5:00 and the kids need to be picked up by 5:30. You’re scrambling to get out the door so you won’t have to pay the late pick up fees (again).
You find yourself back in rush hour traffic, frantically screaming at the person in front of you who also happens to be at a complete standstill.
Then when you finally get to the daycare, your kids get one look at you, turn around, and run the other way. Can you blame them?
NOW, CAN YOU IMAGINE THIS?
Your alarm goes off and you willingly wake up, feeling refreshed and well-rested. You lay in bed a few extra minutes bringing to mind the things you’re grateful for. One of those things is your favorite blend of coffee that is waiting for you in your kitchen!
You walk into the kitchen to find your kids eating the well-balanced breakfast you showed them how to prepare. You join them at the table and talk about the day ahead.
You have just the right amount of time to get yourself ready, grab your lunch, and head out the door.
After you drop off the kids, you put on your favorite podcast and soak up all the positive energy you can, setting yourself up for an empowered, productive day at the office.
Your inbox is full but that’s OK because you are motivated and understand that you’re only one human being, doing the best you can with what you have. You talk to your boss about the report that’s due at 3PM and she graciously agrees to give you an extension so you can offer your best work.
It’s lunch time. You understand the importance of stepping away from your desk to eat the delicious lunch you packed for yourself. You recharge, refuel, and get back at it!
You remain engaged and focused throughout the afternoon. You feel energized by the value you’re adding to your agency. You support your co-workers and they support you.
You leave work on time, something you’ve committed to doing every day. You take a moment to feel grateful for a work environment that supports balanced living.
You look forward to your drive home. There may be a lot of traffic, but that just means more time to listen to your favorite podcast. You now see car time as “me time,” and you’ve seen how investing time in yourself overflows into every area of your life.
You arrive to pick up your kids. They see you, with a big smile on your face, and they come running toward you for a big hug.
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