Few weeks ago, I was asked to participate in a women’s mentorship program at a local business school. Dates and times have been finalized and now I will be meeting with a group of young women to discuss the topic of “Doing it All”.
Going back to work after Maternity Leave, Being a loving Mom and Wife, Daughter and Sister….Pursing creative interests, self teaching, as well as trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle ..may make it seem like I am doing it all but really I am just doing what makes me happy at the same time the best that I can for my family.
I am approaching the upcoming fireside chat like “advice I would give my 10 year younger self. So here goes…
- Goals and Gratitude, write it down: I am a big believer in writing things down, whether it’s a To Do list or your goals for the next five years. The physical act of putting your thoughts onto a paper really makes your mind grasp what needs to be done and it doesn’t hurt to send out those vibes to the universe.
- Ask for help: Yes we women can do it all, but that doesn’t mean you can give 100% of yourself to everything. Whether it’s full time daycare, a part time nanny, a housekeeper, grandparents or even letting your partner do something his way – it’s OK! Message here is don’t burn yourself out.
- Make time for yourself: pamper, appointments, workout, meditate, eat your vitamins. Coming back to point 2 above. You really have to take care of yourself otherwise you will 100% burn out!
- Keep learning: This is a big one. Be a lifelong learner. Take a course or earn a masters. Go on training or find free online courses to help you learn something new. Attempt a different skill or try doing something out of your comfort zone. Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.
PS: if you haven’t been, the Children’s Discovery Museum in Toronto is something definitely worth checking out!