Monday, December 15, 2008

Screw all the lists. Save yrself people! Follow yr bliss!

I run Little Alouette, LLC but Joe also has a contracting business to run and lately we have been less than chilled out and calm. It really has been crazy round here. I think the most upsetting thing is the lack of family time. We have always had a good balance of work and family life even when I worked a rather stressful career path prior to our second son being born. We have done so well until this year. Life much like everything is a steep learning curve and we are dangling precariously from the curve right now.

I just wanted to put it out there to the universe and other small business owners…how do you it?

What are some good ideas for being able to separate work and life?

And the holidays!!!

I don't know about you but I am LOVING Simplemom's Holiday Guide THIS ROCKS and reminds us to look around and KNOW what is important.

I am trying to get my TO DO list ticked off so the evenings can really be free.
I am Saying NO more. (really try it is is liberating)
I am doing less Martha Flipping Stewart crafts and decor and stress this year.

I am sending NEW YEARS cards for the first time.

I am not cleaning my house like a maniac this month.

I am feeling obligated. My kids will only be almost two and 4.5 years old NOW.
I am also trying to kiss my husband passionately as much as possible.
It helps.

If I go over the edge I can reach out the these folks
or call my mom.
PBN is a good resource to for me. They are all crazy mamas too. I will just email them and we can all rock back and forth while we glue cotton balls on red construction paper together.


TZT said...

I think that evening rule is essential.

I try to take two days off in a row at some point during the week - long enough to take a full mental break from work. Sometimes this doesn't happen - we have to make hay while the sun shines, bah blah blah - but I try and keep some variation on this rule in place for my sanity.

A lot of crafters I know seem to learn a lot about how to balance it over the course of a year+, too, as sales cycles become more familiar.

Deb on the Rocks said...

It's so tempting to blur work and life around the clock when you own your own business. Just can't do that, because work will always steal extra time.

I am all about putting the emphasis on New Years for cards and parties and some gifts too. People love a treat anytime.