Building your spiritual business is like raising a child (or two). In the first few years of your child’s life, all you think about is your little one.
Your baby cries, and you have to figure out what’s wrong and handle it… whatever “it” is. The first years are intense, and mind-boggling.
And then it gets easier.
Building a business is the same. It’s time-consuming and energy intensive, and you are plagued with questions and uncertainties.
What I know is this: if you can make sure that you give yourself the gift of self-care, humor, support from another and of allowing yourself to not know, then you will give yourself one of the greatest gifts you can give: balance.
This week’s question comes from one of my Divinely Prosperous Masterminders on this very subject…
Dear Anne -
I feel like my life is in overwhelm between work, children, pets, courses, and developing a business. My job is not the usual 9 – 5 and my children aren’t old enough to be self-sufficient. And, to top it all off, my husband works a lot of hours.
How can I create more balance in my life?
PS: I do not watch TV and I’ve cut down on social media.
Overwhelmed and Off-Balance
Dear Divine One:
Bringing balance to your life, especially when you have children, and are working or building a business (or in your case doing all three!) is essential. Hands down, the number one thing to do here (as best you can) is practice religious self-care.
- Sufficient sleep.
- Plenty of water (good water).
- Good food.
- Lots of laughter.
- Baths, or other yummy self-care items.
- Get a massage.
- Have someone else clean for you when you can.
Then, remember that you are doing ALOT already. Give yourself a break on some of the things that are filling your time. You can’t get rid of children or the pets (or the husband – lol), and you may not be able to get rid of the job right now (or want to).
But… how can you make certain things easier on yourself?
Make a list of the time-sucks or energy-sucks that can be eliminated or reduced. Rate them on a scale of 1-10, 1 being the most important, and 10 being the least. Anything that is a 5 or below, strongly consider eliminating it. Keep only those things which feed you, or where you have a strong value system around it.
Make a list of the things you LOVE to do. What feeds your soul? What lifts you up and draws you forward? Give them a 1-10 score. Those that are strongest? Keep these alive and active in your life.
ASK the Divine and your angels for help. Ask them to go ahead of you and pave the way for you to have what you need and want: an easy, more-ordered, fun, relaxed life that is fulfilling you and allowing you to be the expression of the Divine that you feel called to be. Many people forget this vital partner in their lives. They forget that they can call upon their angels for support, for pre-paving and for organizing things. Use this wonderful asset. Frequently.
Declare your Truth. Know that you can create what you want. You might need to take a stand for yourself in creating it. The Divine recognizes commitment, and conviction. It recognizes dedication and devotion to your vision. And you are always supported in co-creating that which is in your heart, because it was put there by God. And because it was put there by God, the way is also made available by God. Trust this.
Maintaining balance is essential for all spiritual entrepreneurs, especially as we transition into the work we have been called to do. Because if we are too tired, or too overwhelmed to do our work, then we are not doing what we came to do. If we are giving too much to one area of our life and not enough to other areas (which feed us), we will find ourselves spent easily.
So we must learn how to hold the space for balance in our lives. And sometimes, this means painful cuts.
For it is then that we will not only birth our visions, but manifest them in their full glory!
And that, Divine One, is exactly what you came to do!