When I am wearing my Coach and Consulting hat, I often work with passionate youth workers and visionaries who often remind me of myself. As they talk about the issues facing youth today, they feel the same sense of urgency I feel about the work ahead. Whether they are full-time youth leaders or program leaders who are also holding down a full-time job, the thing we can all agree on is that there are not enough hours in the day to accomplish all there is to do.
I recently appeared on a radio show called Bernadette Speaks and the hostess, Bernadette Johnson asked how I am able to balance the many hats I wear as a wife, mother, daughter, author, speaker, coach, youth advocate and Executive Director of Diamond In The Rough.
In response, I mentioned the importance of taking time out for yourself as being an important factor in maintaining work-life balance. One of the things that has made a significant impact on my life is creating and observing a Sabbath day each week and for me, that day is typically Sunday. Since I have implemented a personal observation of the Sabbath, it has resulted in me having more productivity, healthier family relationships, and what I consider to be and improved mental, physical and spiritual well-being. As a woman of faith, I am reminded that even God Himself rested on the seventh day, so who in the world am I to think I can succeed doing anything different.
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