Do you wait until the last minute to ask for help, so you either don’t get your needs met or you do, but you’re left feeling frazzled and irritated?
I used to do the same thing. I would end up with a crying kid in my arms at 6pm with no food in the fridge, standing solo in the kitchen, overwhelmed, feeling alone, and wondering what was for dinner and how the heck this had happened again.
Then my husband Mike and I started having an incredibly simple yet powerful meeting each and every week.
This 10-minute conversation has saved us 90% of the drama and miscommunications in our marriage (and we do something similar in our business so that we stay on track there, too).
If you’ve ever looked at a woman you admire and wondered How does she do it all? the answer is most likely that:
a) She doesn’t do it all and…
b) She has some kind of ritual or structure in place to ensure she gets the support she needs.
In the video below, I explain exactly what we do each and every week during our weekly planning meeting that only takes 10-15 minutes but saves us HOURS every week and tons of energy because we know about things ahead of time and we’ve pre-communicated.
If you find yourself feeling alone, like you can’t get your needs met, overwhelmed, and like everything in your family, business, and life falls on you, this video is a must-watch.
“Ask for help, early, often and kindly.” – Kate Northrup
The key players in our lives cannot meet our needs if we don’t tell them what they are. And the likelihood of your getting your needs met is dramatically increased by using the 3 words that I gave you in the video.
Now I want to hear from you: What questions do you have about the weekly planning meeting? Can you see how this practice will help you get your needs met? Do you already do something similar? If so, tell me about it – I love hearing other people’s planning rituals! Leave a comment and let me know!
P.S. My new book, Do Less: A Revolutionary Approach to Time and Energy Management, launched on Tuesday and is officially available wherever books are sold! Click here to get your bonuses, including a workshop on how to set boundaries and say no, when you buy the book!
P.P.S. I’m doing a virtual launch party for Do Less today at 9am PT/12pm ET, and I would love for you to join me! There will be giveaways, behind-the-scenes info that’s not in the book, and time for Q&A! It’s happening on my Facebook page, and you can click here to RSVP!