I’m often asked “how do you do it?” as I have various “things” to juggle in my life. (Scroll for the list!)
Write lists – I’m a list writer… If it’s not written down it’s unlikely to happen!!
Plan my time – I still have a paper diary and would be lost without it!! I physically write in my diary when I’m going to exercise, all the kids’ activities, things that need to be done for events i.e. submitting risk assessments, writing event management plans, ordering medals etc.
Delegate – there are some things that really aren’t my forte such as bookkeeping and designing flyers/websites. I delegate these to professionals!
Accept help – I was not proud to accept I needed help when we had 3 children under 2 and we hired an Au Pair to live with us for 6 months to help me function and keep the children fed!! It’s no different in our business – we couldn’t do it without help. We are very lucky we have so many people that offer their time to help us at events and promote our events for us.
Be flexible – not everything goes to plan and there are times when the juggling gets unbalanced… At these times, I remind myself to be grateful for what I can do and ask myself is there anything I could delegate? But ultimately, I make sure I am making time to exercise.
Involve the kids if I can. Max (our 7 year old son) now comes along to every event and earns football cards!! He is actually really helpful and there has to be some fabulous life skills in there too…