You might think that you read that title wrong, but I’m not here to tell you that you can’t do it all. Whenever I read “can’t” I automatically think, “Challenge accepted” and try to do it anyway. I’m saying you can do it all. But can you do it all well? Can you excel at it all? I suppose it depends on what your “all” is, but typically I’ve found that I can do 2/3 of whatever I’m supposed to do well, and then the last 1/3 gets phoned in, procrastinated on, or full-on dropped.
You can do it all. You can be everything to everyone. You can do all of the things that everyone requests from you and run yourself ragged trying to accomplish everything. Should you, though? Should you say yes to one more thing, instead of resting and giving yourself and your family what you really need?
Hear me: I’m not saying you should shirk all responsibilities in favor of chilling out and relaxing around the house (although that’s totally what I did this weekend). But before you dedicate yourself to becoming the expert on everything, maybe consider hiring a pro for one or two things and letting them do the hard work for you. Just to get it knocked off your to-do list, to take one nagging thing out of your brain. To get it done simply, and maybe even relax a bit and have some fun while you’re at it.
So, sure, you can do it all. You can complete everything on your list (halfway), drop at the end of the day, and be (somewhat) happy with the results. Or kick your feet back every once in a while and rely on an expert to help you with something, like your family photos. Click on over to my portfolio and see what I’ve done to help other families knock an important to-do off their list.