What I have learned through my trials and tribulations is the key to success is having a strategy of how to make it work for you and your life. Who knows better than you, what you are capable of? Set attainable goals everyday, remembering what works for someone else may not always work for you. Don't think you have super powers (unless you really do), so keep things realistic. And use the word "no" when neccessary.
Some fellow Etsy Maine Teamers shared their thoughts on the juggling act:
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Also, I write many, many lists. That way I can prioritize what needs to be done first, second, third or what project I can work on according to what is happening in my life. Plus there is nothing so satisfying as checking something off the list- it's truly cathartic and stress relieving!
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I'm a homemaker w/ 2 dogs, 4 hens, 4 baby chicks, and a fabulous husband who insisted when we met I stay home and take care of everything there while he works and brings home the money. He's the best boss I ever had - seriously. I'm now learning how to organize my time since I really have a drive to make a small success of TT. Mondays are laundry day, tuesdays are part TT and part housecleaning, wed are open, thursdays I'm trying to dedicate to TT creating, fri are catch up days, and sat-sun are doing stuff w/ hubby as well as serious TT studio work. I also get in some triathlon training and always stop to smell the flowers.
My life is nicely paced; I'm very fortunate and try to never forget. If I had kids it would be an entirely different game!!!! I applaud all you Mothers who make it look easy when we know it isn't.
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