In honor of Women’s Equality Day today, which commemorates the ratification of women’s voting rights in the United States, here are some tips from real women (including me) trying to meet the challenge of achieving well being.
Maria Goldsholl, Chief Operating Officer, Mom Corps
- Flexibility in your work schedule is key—ask for it or find a company that offers it.
- Plan “me time” and put it on your calendar—Set up date nights with your spouse and schedule time with family and friends. If you have drinks with the girls or a massage planned, you’ll manage your time to make it happen.
Ellen Lawton, JD, Co-Director, George Washington University National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership
- Become an expert at asking for help—from family, friends, neighbors, and fellow parents.
- Use your support system—Pick up the phone when you’re late for a daycare pickup. We’re all in this together!
Cali Williams Yost, CEO & Founder, Flex+Strategy Group|Work+Life Fit, Inc.
- Celebrate success—Start the week by giving yourself credit for last week’s accomplishments.
- Keep a combined work and personal calendar—Make choices throughout the day based on a complete work/life picture.
Susan King Glosby, MSW, VP of Operations, FIT4MOM
- Manage life with 3 P’s in mind—Prioritize, Persist, and Plan. The more you plan, the better you’ll ensure levels of success at home, work, and in your personal life.
- Keep your own flame burning bright!
My tips – Marie Stegner, Consumer Health Advocate, Maid Brigade
- Fight guilt— Say “no” and feel good about it. It’s ok to miss an occasional baseball game. Most of us can’t give 100 percent to everything all of the time.
- Rethink clean—Who cares if the beds are not made or the furniture is not dusted on a daily basis? Accept some of the mess in your home and spend time enjoying your life.
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