Time is precious and very limited; be selfish with it. We tend to allocate the most time according to where our priorities lie. Remember that “no” is a complete sentence. Also, look into where time is being wasted throughout the day and plug in those areas with productivity, which can include making time for loved ones. Balance may seem mythical, but everyone’s idea of it looks different. As a creative, it is important to know that you are deserving of love and life outside of work. You truly can have it all – if it’s what you truly want.
As the Creator of Unapologetically Us, Valerie Robinson has created a haven that celebrates the fullness of Black women. Valerie doesn’t just write about relationships, she believes in them. Her involvement in the ‘Love, Lust and Creativity’ #blkcreatives Twitter chat was a no-brainer. Read on to find out why.
Whether we know it or not, relationships have an impact on how we work. How do we make sure we’re pursuing the ones that push us forward?
Relationships absolutely have an effect on how we function on a personal level and in business. As a married woman, although my husband’s support means so much, it was not going to stop me from moving forward. He has not always understood the process, but it came gradually with time as the vision gained more clarity. The key to pursuing the ones that push us forward is in our discernment. Look at where we are drawing our energy from, and who is draining and holding you back. Surround yourselves with dreamers, doers and go-getters! That will instantly motivate and catapult you to the next level of your course. Those who want you to win will not sit back and watch you slack off and fail.
Summertime is prime time for distractions in love. Is it possible to stay focused? If so, how?
Absolutely. Focus takes discipline, but at the same time, be careful not to deprive yourself of self-care, quality time with loved ones, and “showing up” in every aspect of your life. If there is a thing that you truly want bad enough, you will put in the work – no matter the season. Take control and manage your time and set boundaries, even with loved ones. Don’t let anyone talk you out of your mission.
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