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Welcome back to another season of Budgets and Cents, a podcast co-hosted by Cait Flanders (formerly Blonde on a Budget) and Carrie Smith (Careful Cents). If this is your first time listening, welcome to the show! You can visit our episode guide to catch up on all the episodes you’ve missed.
It’s easy to look at someone else’s life or social media accounts and assume they’re able to manage everything successfully. But this is the curated version of the story. It’s not an accurate representation of how you can manage your time. And, the truth is, we’re not big fans of the idea that you can “do it all” anyway.
So today we’re sharing an honest look at what happens when we try to balance our work, money, chores, social lives and relationships. Trust us when we say our lives are not always dreamy! Some days, we even forget to put on deodorant. But that’s what real life looks like.
In order to actually do it all, you have to make room in your life for specific things during specific times. Doing it all requires flexibility and patience with yourself and those around you (especially those who help you do it all). It takes time, commitment and communication, but it can be done… just maybe not all on the same day of the week!
Resources and links:
- Read: How to Use Magnesium to Get to Sleep
- Cait’s blog: Cait Flanders
- Carrie’s blog: Careful Cents
- Carrie: How to Be the Boss and Still Have a Life
- Carrie: How to Battle Overwhelm During Busy Months