As I sent my kiddos off to school for our new normal, every other day learning plan. I realized I had my house to myself for the first time in almost six months. I love my kiddos and they are mostly self-sufficient, but the days have been louder than I am used to. I can find the bright spots in the gifts of this strange time but part of being my best is in quiet and solitude and I experienced this wholeheartedly this week for the first time in six months.

Being alone in quiet surroundings is not something I never thought I would crave. Quiet is part of how I operate at my highest capacity. I am an early riser because I know, I’m at my best before the sun comes up. My mind is fresh and sharp. I can accomplish my most challenging tasks very early in the morning. This also feeds my soul with the need for quiet and solitude. I have shifted this time earlier over the years to maximize my efficiencies into this productive time slot by myself.

When the hustle and bustle get moving in the afternoon with three active and busy kiddos, my mind is more scattered, and my thoughts shift to assisting in the coordination of schedules. The evenings are held for family and cooking together unless everyone is off at practice and this is another opportunity to carve out what I need to do. This is all carefully orchestrated. Maximize my skills at my best times. Fully engage with my family at the best times. Every day is a conscious choice to make it all happen.

How do you work at your best? Are you up before the sun or are you a night owl who can dive into a project after the day is almost done? I wish I could be more of a night owl- it is just not me. Knowing how you operate and how to fit each piece of your puzzle of life is important! When you find a way to make your life fit best for you- that is the closest thing to balance that we can achieve.

What choices are you making? Do you have the flexibility of choice to operate your business the way you want to? Do you have the security and peace of mind that everything is covered while you step into each role of your life? The Vernon Company has helped generations of Account Executives to find their stride…to make the best choices for them as individuals and the freedom to craft what they want out of life. More family time. More trips. More time for that run with a friend. Now, more time to assist the family through the schooling process as so much of it is done at home in our current situation.

What is it that you want? We can help those dreams come true. Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too. Welcome to the good life.

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