The juggling act

Let's all think back to December 31, 2019 and how many of us planned for an amazing 2020.

We were going to start that business, become more in-tune with our families, and take better care of our health and wellness.


After only a few months into 2020; we were made aware of something called Coronavirus, which would ultimately shake up the world, like no one in this generation has ever-witnessed.

I'm talking major changes!

Businesses were closing, some which were permanent!

The shutdown of daycares and schools, forced our kids to be home for what began a very early summer vacation.

We did say we were going to take better care of ourselves and focus on our health and wellness.


But how can one deal with all of these challenges and obstacles, and still be in their right state of mind.

Keep on scrolling to see a non-exhaustive list of 5 ways I plan to juggle through all these circumstances.

I hope you will be able to benefit and incorporate these into your lives.

1. Remember that everything will be okay!

Keeping our mental sanity can be trying, but we always have to remember that things will workout the ways they are intended.

How many times have the odds been stacked against us, and it seems like we just won't make it, but then somehow- someway things shift in your favor, and you get through that hurdle that was causing you so much angst and worry.

2. Prioritize Your Values

People have different values, and some are more important than others. For my situation, I have a 5 year-old daughter who will be entering "Big Girl" school, and I often get bummed out that she won't get the real experience.

As I'm currently a full-time entrepreneur, having her in school physically would help me tremendously; however that's not the case, and I've taken the stance that her education will be my priority.

Yes! Business must go on because bills have to be paid; however this could be a time where your business undergoes a shift.

For example, when I first started I didn't want to work later evenings or longer weekends; however with school as my priority, these times are ideal for go*stretch to thrive, and also works with my clients schedule as well.

When you face rough times, and get to the point where you feel like you need take a step back from the business, just remember what the late-great Nipsey Hussel said "The Marathon Continues."

3. Make Daily Goals & Plans to Achieve those Goals

Yes, I know things hardly ever go as planned, but I'd rather have a plan put together, and adjust as things occur, versus living everyday without a structure.

If you have a goal, be sure to write it out on paper. Once you put your goal on paper, you now have have made yourself accountable.

Also, remember that a goal can be small. Something such as wanting your child dressed and fed by 7:45am because virtual learning starts at 8am is an example of one of my goals.

4. Pour positive-energy in to your child(ren)

There is a feeling every mother or father can relate to when your child exerts their love, and happy energy on you. During these times, we can use as much happy energy as possible.

However, I believe it starts with us as parents, and we must pour the happy energy and love into our children so they can reciprocate those feelings to us.

5. Dance To the Beat of Your Own Drum

Who cares if another mom, father, entrepreneur is up at 4am, jogged for 3 miles by 4:45am, and saved the world by 6am.

I know this is easier said than done, but we should not get so infatuated with people's social-media and see how "better" our peers seem to be living.

When it comes to your household, what works for others, may not be what's best for you.

There is no-one solution that fits all, and that's the beauty in all of this. We all have stories and experiences we can share about how we've coped during these times, or what we are planning to get though being an entrepreneur during COVID, and dealing with children and virtual learning.

I would love to hear some of your tips on your plans of how you will juggle things this upcoming fall season, so please share below!

About the author

Mikiela Nelson, known to most as Mikki, has a vast array of experience in the health and wellness industry.

Mikki began her journey officially, following graduation from Towson University with a B.S. in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science. Following graduation at Towson University in 2008, she was accepted into the highly competitive Physical Therapy program at Marymount University. Marymount is where she gained her passion and experience of how to effectively achieve growth in her patients, both physically and mentally. In 2012, Mikki graduated from Marymount University with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree which earned her the affectionate name, Dr. Mikki.

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