Balance

Hey there,


So I think that it’s time I get honest with myself and you all and share a bit of a deeper look at who I am. This won’t be easy for me and honestly I am scared to post this. However, to make changes we need to acknowledge the issues, learn from them, and move past them to get better. Right?


Here it goes…I am horrible with time management. Not an awesome quality for someone who is trying to run a business. We have our four kids, the house, we home school, the farm, and our meat business. I expect everything to be great at all times. I place unreasonable expectations on myself, and when things don’t work out I get frustrated with myself.


My mental health is not where it should be, I struggle with keeping things in check. My frustrations tend to get out of hand and compound in my head. I get overwhelmed and begin to shut down, shutting down then leads to me not getting done what I planned. It becomes a giant snowball for me.


I expect myself to maintain the house, be the perfect internet mom, wife of the year, farm hand extraordinaire, and millionaire meat lady. UNREASONABLE EXPECTATIONS! This is truly what I expect of myself, but if you were to be a fly on my unwashed walls you would see I am the exact opposite. I need a schedule but to develop a schedule I need to not feel bad about setting aside time for me to accomplish my to-do list. I welcome any tips on time management and mental management. I need to find a balance.


I have figured out that I need dedicated time to work on setting the meat sales up for success. Now to figure out where that time is going to come from. From here on out, my readers can expect a new blog post every Wednesday and our email subscribers will get a new newsletter every Thursday.


I know that this post has nothing to do with our farm but I hope someone can identify with it. If anyone reading this can relate know you are not alone. Feel free to reach out to me, I may not have a solution for myself but we may be able to come up with something together.


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Sincerely,


Cheyenne Finch

3 comments

  • I some how managed to be successful in my own business, raise a family and wrestled with “wonder woman” syndrome like you. I truly wish I had some advice I could share but I just winged it and it seemed to work out. You do have to make time for yourself and in that few minutes of clarity all the other pieces will fall into place. You’re an amazing person I truly admire you!

    Patty
  • I some how managed to be successful in my own business, raise a family and wrestled with “wonder woman” syndrome like you. I truly wish I had some advice I could share but I just winged it and it seemed to work out. You do have to make time for yourself and in that few minutes of clarity all the other pieces will fall into place. You’re an amazing person I truly admire you!

    Patty
  • I think this is great! The best way to build a business is through relationship. I am amazed at what you manage to accomplish with four little ones. Never lose sight of how good you are doing.

    Peggy Jubar

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