I wanted to share my article about mindfulness. I am hoping that my insight into mindfulness may help you as a care partner find balance on your journey with your loved one as they age. Guiding Hands is more than an assisted living locator service in the geriatric arena. We want to assist, educate and guide you in all aspects of your journey. If you need guidance in finding geriatric resources please reach out to us.
Personal and Professional Mindfulness: an Important Balance
Maintaining personal and professional balance in my busy life requires diligence and upmost mindfulness. My day-to-day operations include running and expanding my two businesses: Leading the Way Seminars, Inc. and Guiding Hands, LLC; working as a Positive Approach Coach for Teepa Snow; providing a resource as a Community Educator with Leeza Gibbons’ Care Connection; and working toward a real estate license in California. I share this busy time with my teenage child who is a professional actor and my firefighter husband who is gone 2-3 days at a time.
Some ways that I stay mindful in balancing my personal and professional life include prioritizing daily activities and duties, celebrating my successes, utilizing time saving technology to get things done on the go, delegating chores family members and business activities to my contract specialists, taking short breaks throughout the day, listening to the valuable advice of my mentors on playing as hard as working, keeping well organized to be more time efficient, saying “no” or “at a later time” when I already have my plate full, setting boundaries and goals for my workday and sticking to them, scheduling family time to keep me grounded, maintaining a positive outlook and finding humor in every day occurrences, and choosing to surround myself with positive mentors and professionals.
I often consult my mentors to help me maintain and improve personal and professional mindfulness. For example, in my personal life, Megan Zucaro, continues to remind me to play as hard as I work to maintain a healthy balance in life. In my professional life, mentors such as Teepa Snow continue to teach me about self-awareness, interaction with others, and the importance of daily breathing exercises. Another mentor in my professional life, Leeza Gibbons, continues to teach me to stay in my lane and to stay hyper focused on my goals with realization that a goal may not be met as quickly as you may want or think it should happen.