A good number of my clients are working women. Some have businesses. Some have careers. And some have families.
But all of us have one big thing in common.
We all have a very full plate.
The funny thing is that if you sneaked a peak at most of these women during the day, during their time to be responsible to the people in their universe, you’d see some pretty sharp management skills.
Deadlines get met.
Obligations get fulfilled.
And goals reached.
So what’s the problem?
The problem is you.
The problem is when everything around you is taken care of, but you are last on your list.
This is the norm for so many of us.
We don’t think we have the right to even think about ourselves until everyone and everything is taken care of.
So, the day goes on.
You work your butt off.
And there’s money on the fact that you may not necessarily get what you need.
So what, you ask.
What’s the big deal?
I’m a responsible adult.
I have duties.
I need to fulfill my promises.
All well and good.
Until the evening.
If you get home at night after a day of being everything to everyone around you, then I’m guessing there’s not that much left for you.
And the quickest way to satisfy a hungry heart is to eat.
Well… actually it isn’t.
But eating is fast, it’s available and it’s what most of us have learned to use to patch up the worn spots of the day.
So if you hold it together all day, and explode with emotional eating at night, there’s a reason for that.
And I’m asking you to gently take a look at it.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
It’s all about figuring out how to get your needs met during the day.
Even with your full plate.
Because if you don’t, there will always be payback time.
And it’s a hard habit to get out of.
The first step is to see what’s happening.
It’s surely not that you’re not smart enough.
It’s just that you’re caught in a spin cycle.
And you need to stop.
Find a way to make your needs move up to the top of the list.
During the day.
And you’ll begin to see that loss of control in the evening just fade away.