Want It All, Mom? Here's the Realist's Guide to Getting It! by Holly Brown MFT
Can you have it all? Yes, you can, by being realistic in your expectations and making the right trade-offs. It's an imperfect world with a finite amount of time. So, having it all means knowing what you value and behaving in line with your priorities.
- First thing to do: Explicitly define what matters most. Then consider whether your time is in alignment with what's on your list.
- Recognize the choices you make daily, and the impact they have on what you value most (yourself, your relationships, your work, etc.).
You'll have to sacrifice or cut corners somewhere. The work is figuring out where the give is. Figuring out the right trade-offs is no easy matter. It's deeply personal and involves some soul-searching. But once you pare down, what's left is the best life for you.