Being a Mother, Working and Not Falling into a Daily Routine: Is That Even Possible?

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Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, had enough time in her daily life to work, take care of her home and children, write plenty of books, and even create her own makeup brand. Wait, she did not only have the time, she “took the time” to make it happen. Now Mary Kay Inc. is a cosmetics empire. Her products are sold by more than 3 million consultants around the world, with revenues at almost 4 billion USD.

As women, we have probably felt trapped in our daily routine at home and at work plenty of times. We may feel we don't have time for much else, we get out of bed as soon as the sun is out and arrive home late at night only to continue slaving in the kitchen, until all we have left is a few hours to sleep just to do the same all over again the next day. Just saying it is exhausting, but who decides where our time goes? We do. No one else can control what we do, we are the ones in charge of our own time. So how can we make the most out of our days and still be able to succeed in life?

The problem usually lies in the fact that our priorities are wrong. Yes, money is indeed a priority; after all, the bills aren't going to pay themselves. That's why we give our job the importance it deserves and that is indisputable. Of course, our home is just as important, we can maintain a good and stable life as long as we produce money and have time left to take care of our loved ones. But what about me? What about my health, happiness, and life as an individual? Aren’t these things as important as the rest? The time has come to start organizing our priorities.

We need to learn to give the same value we give our obligations to ourselves, because our body and mind are also our responsibility and, if we don't dedicate enough time to them as well, then who will? Learning a new language broadens our horizons and inspires us to travel. Yoga and meditation are an obligation if you feel you need to take care of your body and mind. Maybe you want to go to a coffee shop by yourself and read an entire book in one day. Going to a spa and getting a massage or a facial is not only for special occasions. It is your responsibility to give yourself a break to only think about yourself. Go for it!

Remember time is always on your side and it's yours to manage. Have a happy life and enjoy the ride!

Vanessa Fardi / NEUVOO
Digital Copy Editor