How to Start Winning the Game of Life

by Tara Fitness

I have a confession to make.

 

I have to admit, I’ve been a little slack on the work front over the last couple of weeks. I’ve hardly posted on, or even checked social media. I haven’t emailed my subscribers. I’ve not been reaching out to anyone for a chat.

 

I had more important things to do.

 

Some of my family visited from Australia so, naturally, I took a few days off to spend as much time with them as I could. I took a few day trips to London, and we did plenty of sightseeing. We also had a not-so-lovely trip to the emergency department because my mum slipped, fell and hurt her back quite badly. But we got to spend some time together, and that’s what really matters.

 

It was also my beautiful partner Charlotte’s 30th Birthday last weekend. I’d been planning and preparing for months, so I’m happy to report it went off without a hitch. Great food, great music and great company – what more could you want? It was also an opportunity for some of our Aussie family to meet our English family which, having been together for three years, it’s about time.

 

The day after my family got home my wonderful grandfather passed away. He lived to the ripe old age of 93. It was an incredibly difficult choice, but I decided not to go home for his funeral. It’s times like these that really highlight how difficult it can be to live half a world away from your family. Unfortunately for us though, it’ll be our reality for the rest of our life. With half of our family in Australia and the rest in the UK, I have no doubt we’ll face this decision time and time again as we grow older.

 

So, while I started this post as a confession, it’s actually more a lesson.

 

How to start winning the game of life.

 

It can be all too easy to get caught up in what you ‘have to do’. 

 

Every day I spent with my family was a day my ‘to-do list’ wasn’t achieved. 

 

Every day I spent planning for Charlotte’s party was a day I didn’t spend working on my business (and my income).

 

But if there’s one thing I learned from running my Online Fitness Business, it’s this…

 

The to-do list will never be empty, and the business will still be there.

 

But opportunities to celebrate your partners birthday, spend time with your family or grieve in your own way when someone you love passes away… they will not.

 

Some days you have to put your head down and do the work. But if you put your head down and do the work on the days that don’t matter, it creates the space for you to switch off entirely on the days that do.

 

What are you working on today?

 

 

 

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