Balance. I talk about it. I study it. I strive for it in my work, my life, with my kids, with my friends. Why is it so hard to find some balance in my life?
I've been working really hard the past few months to build my yoga business to cater to a more daytime clientele and let go of my evening classes and clients.
It's been tough. I don't give up classes or say no to work offers. But I've been fortunate in that as I've gotten busier during the day I've been able to turn over some of my nighttime classes.
And tonight it paid off.
I didn't have to rush to make dinner. I had time to walk the dogs. And this evening I sat outside on my front porch swing and watched the neighborhood kids play basketball in my driveway.
I've had requests to add some evening specialty sessions that I've had second thoughts about saying no, not at this time. And two private clients have asked for evening appointments that I've had to turn down.
It's really hard to say no.
But tonight I'm so glad I did.
I think as moms it's really tough to make sure we are giving 110% to our families, our work, our homes and our selves. It's not surprising that most women I know almost always put themselves last - if even at all.
I still have some uncertainties about turning down good job offers. But I'm pretty confident a few more nights like tonight will help me feel much better about my decision.