The elements in my life that influence my daily decisions are how much work I have to do and what is going on with my children and family. I always have to balance off the urgency and “tug” of both to make sure each are given the right amount of attention.
I suppose what often drops off in the mix is the time to myself to actually step back from this tug. When I do, I come away with a much clearer approach to work and am a better mother too. I know I’m personally aligned when I am “in the moment” and completely focused on – and feel satisfied by – what I’m doing.
I’ve also come to learn that while some moments or days or even weeks will feel out of alignment, I know that it’s only a matter of time and concerted effort before it swings back into alignment.