I signed up for Time Genius because I was starting to lose hope that my life could be any better than it was. I was beginning to accept that I would always be overwhelmed, rushing out the door five minutes late, hair barely dry, wrangling the kids into the car, frazzled, and in a constant state of overwhelm.
Every morning I woke up with a jolt at 3am with racing thoughts of everything I needed to do. I felt behind the moment I woke up. I worked all of my waking hours (and collapsed into bed to power sleep) yet wasn’t moving any closer to my goals.
When my kids said, “Mommy, you can bring your work to the park,” that shook me up. I had become a poor role model for my kids. I remember the moment I asked the universe for help: “I want to learn how to take care of myself like I take care of others.” Then I watched Marie’s video about Time Genius, and I signed up.
Time Genius came into my life right at my breaking point, and it changed my life.
I’m not waking up with a stress-inducing litany of thoughts! I’m sleeping at 3am! At 5:30 I wake up and start my morning routine. I feel like I’m at a spa (I know that sounds ridiculous) every morning because of the soul-restoring sense of self-care and self-prioritization with which I start my day.
My two kids aren’t saying to bring my work with me anymore. We’ve been playing in the evening because I’m not Zombie Mom by 6 pm. The pure delight on my daughter’s face is all the reinforcement I need to know that I am never going back to the land of Time Stress.
My husband looks at me with profound relief. The me that he fell in love with — the girl who would hop on a four-wheeler and go fishing or camping, the goofy girl who could always crack him up, the girl who used to experiment with all sorts of creative work — she was back. Thanks to Time Genius, I was able to find my way through decades of overwork and blossom again.
For the rest of my life, I want to carry with me these tools from Time Genius so that when hard things come up, I have a toolbox to help me navigate life with grace. There is life before Time Genius and a beautiful, peaceful, and empowering life after.
You have given me back my life. Time Genius has altered the course of our family story. My kids will not inherit the culture of overworking that has been handed down to me. I am more grateful than you know.