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Balancing Life

If something feels un-achievable, is really truly achievable with a shift in our perspective?

We are busy with health advice - your quick solution, the swift trail, the finest weight loss diet pill - metabolism booster as well as the hot issue lines keep on rolling. But how real are they and for those moms that work full or part-time, how do you fit it in at the same time as keeping any sanity about yourself? Tricky - yes! Unattainable - no! Difficult - yes! Unpractical - No!

We can joke regarding what justifications over ride the payback till the cows come home. But in the end, it all boils down the how central is being physically fit to you - personally? Not to be a example to other mothers and the children - but to you - you’re your psychological vigor and your long life of life as well as the quality of life you are living.

Prioritizing physical exercise - even 15 minutes three times a week can seem definitely not possible to those working mothers who also act as a roller coaster following the kids all day. It doesn’t imply that the fitness isn’t important with them; it reveals that you they put a higher meaning on your family than the individual well-being. The health points they study are not essentially incorrect - they are just not correct with them. One of the challenges that exists in the moms have a absolutely scheduled calendar is that they forget to set in time for themselves Ahead of scheduling their children’s hectic schedules. It isn’t even that these moms don’t want to transform the schedule, even if their shifts are greatly helpful with them, they barely don’t grasp the value in themselves big enough to build physical exercise a priority.

Running after kids all day can occasionally frighten mothers to near anxiety attacks at even the idea of workouts along with heading to the aerobics studio. What we working mothers need to remain in the forefront of their minds is that by keeping ourselves healthy and energized is equally vital getting little Jonny to soccer practice each week.

So what is the key to the perfect balanced life? Some will tell you that all you need is will-power, stamina and commitment to your body for keeping it fit and beautiful. Sound familiar? It is easier said than done. There are those working mothers that think performing these two duties - working and running after kids are enough to stay fit and for a small percentage they will be right but for the remainder of us being ‘mobile’ isn’t going to be the only solution.

Here’s a great suggestion I actually saw in action while visiting my girlfriend was this … her son was playing soccer and the game lasts approximately an hour. She didn’t want to miss watching her son play or be his cheerleader. Being a single mom showing her support to her son, to be involved in his life and interests is a very high priority. So on the way to the game I suggested we walk around the soccer field during the game; she asked her son what he thought and was 100% supportive of the idea. He got his mom at his game and she got in some serious walking time. The key here is not to be walking leisurely but to actually set a good pace - 5 minutes to start for warm up, 20 - 30 minutes of a heart racing clip (whatever your current level of fitness is - honor it!) and 5 minutes of a slower cool down. Of course the 20 - 30 minutes did include a few stops along the way to watch the goals being scored and to celebrate but after the game she felt great on all levels.

To find the balance it is about thinking outside of the box and pushing the envelope of opportunity. For me personally, I am a morning person getting up at 5am to head to the gym three times a week with a girlfriend allows me to not only stay healthy but to feel as though I start my day with ‘me’ in mind and doing something good for ‘me’.

It is so pleasing and honoring to be a mother but with this great designation comes great responsibility. And as a working mom you can sometimes carry greater expectations of yourself allowing you to easily fall and finding it difficult to get back up with the pressures. Remember to take one day at a time and if one week goes by and you didn’t get to do a little physical exercise for yourself then … breathe, let it go and start fresh from this new moment and remind yourself of your worth and value.

Author : Karen Kleinwort

Karen Kleinwort’s expertise is based on over 25 years experience supporting individuals and professionals in achieving their life’s goals and dreams. Karen holds a BsBM, a Certification in Professional Coach and Anger Management Facilitation allowing her to effectively support her clients through their personal and professional lives.

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