As a Spiritual Messenger, connecting with passed loved ones is more than just a job to me - it's my calling. But like many working mothers, I struggle to find balance in my daily life. I'm a wife, a mother, and coping with my dad's sickness, who is currently in hospice care with stage 4 cancer. (Please continue to pray for him) On top of all of that, I run my own business, dealing with clients and their needs on a daily basis. One of the biggest challenges I face is managing my time. Between taking care of my kids, managing the household, and my workload, it can be difficult to find a moment for myself. But, I've learned to make the most of the small pockets of time I do have. I wake up before my kids (Most days) to have a moment of self-reflection and start my day with a cup of coffee and some positive quotes or videos to help inspire me. Here's a few You-tube links thats helped me!
This next link helps calm my nerves when I need to relax or calm my thoughts.
I also try to prioritize my health and well-being, as I believe that being a better version of myself for my kids starts with taking care of myself. I try to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle, and I make sure to carve out time for self-care practices like journaling and sitting on my porch listening to nature. Being in the public eye, is not always easy, as people often see the glamorized version of my life, but don't always see the struggles and hard work that goes into it. Some days can be an emotional roller coaster, but I try to stay grounded by focusing on the blessings of my work and the wonderful people I've met along the way. Through my struggles, I've learned a few things that have helped me navigate this journey:
Prioritize self-care: Taking care of yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally is essential for maintaining balance in your life.
Make the most of small pockets of time: Even if you only have a few minutes to spare, use that time to do something that brings you joy or helps you relax. I know it's hard to not feel guilty, but it's really helped my mental state just taking a little time to myself. (Even for 15 minutes)
Surround yourself with positive influences: Whether it's a supportive partner, a close friend, or a motivational quote, having positive influences in your life can help keep you motivated and inspired.
Learn to let go of perfectionism: It's impossible to do everything perfectly, and it's important to learn to let go of the idea that everything has to be perfect in order to be successful.
Stay grounded in gratitude: Despite the challenges, remind yourself of the blessings in your life and be thankful for the opportunities and experiences that come your way.
I want to remind everyone that it's important to remember that we're all doing the best we can with the cards we've been dealt. I don't have to be perfect, and neither do you. Just be you, and that's more than enough. In the end, that's all that truly matters. And even though this journey has its ups and downs, I'm grateful for the opportunity to do the work that I love and I'm grateful for the people that I've met on this journey. Doing what I'm called to do is a fulfilling, yet challenging, journey. But through it all, I try to remember that my hardships have helped mold me into a better person and I am forever grateful for the opportunity to do the work that I love. And I hope my story can help others who are going through similar struggles to know that they're not alone and to find strength in knowing that we're all doing our best.
Love, Angel Leigh