[vc_row][vc_column][dt_fancy_title title=”AshleyElladesign.com” title_align=”left” title_size=”small”][vc_column_text]Ok, ladies now let’s get in formation, ’cause I slay. Prove to me you got some coordination. Slay trick or you get eliminated.–Baddeus Bey Knowles Carter
Let’s face it: Women of today are busy. Busier than we’ve ever been before. Once upon a time, women kept the kids and the house in order. Now combine that with the women of today, many of us single moms, who not only keep the home, but work full time jobs or run our own businesses. It can feel as if we have so much to do and so little time. We wonder how in the hell all these things can get done, looking and feeling a hot mess in the process. To make matters worse, we are bombarded with our favorite celebs or reality stars and wonder how they always seem so put together. How is it that their bodies always look toned, bronzed and so damn glossy. I want my skin to look effortlessly glossy frolicking on the beach too! Or that their business affairs are always up to par. Like anything they touch turns to gold, when I can barely get a call back on some freebies I offered a customer.
Often we compare our “needs editing version” to someone else’s highlight reel. We don’t take into consideration that they are blessed with a glam squad/team who dresses them, tells them what to eat, watch them babies, whips that booty in shape and advise them on business opportunities. Unfortunately, most women don’t have the disposable income to afford these services. However, that does not mean we can slack in life or not excel at things that will make us wonderful. My best piece of advice: Organization. It is time to get in formation. For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.
How many of us get home in the evening, tired from work, attempt to cook a meal with some nutritional value, do schoolwork and then just crash in the bed. Not preparing for the next day, not twisting or tying our hair up, fixing lunch, ironing clothes, or generally having things in place for the next morning routine to go smoothly. So what happens the next morning? We are scrambling around the house looking for this, searching for that and yelling at whomever can’t get with the program when a simple 15-20 mins that night before could have prevented this mess of a morning. Being organized helps you to not pull up to the drive-through four days out of the week in a dinner crunch. Why? Because you and/or honey prepped meals on a day off. Organization allows you to make healthier choices and ultimately save money.
You don’t have to go to the gym everyday, but 90 minutes of physical activity a week helps you to maintain your weight. Pick two days a week and do an hour and a half each time. Pick one activity a season for your kids, if you are doing it by yourself or carpool. Think you don’t have any clothes? Think again. Once a week pick up them clothes off the floor, wash and iron them, mix and match–tada–you are your own glam squad. Are you on the go in the morning and low maintenance of hair, yet want to keep it stylish? Braids are your best friend…or a curl wave weave.
The point is to run your life or watch your life run you. Too many people live day to day and we are not maximizing the time we have. The world is getting super competitive and we must step up, or get left behind. So, slay trick or you get eliminated, respectfully.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]