Despite the rigidity that seem to come with the idea of systems, they are actually the means to flexibility and better balance. Without them, chaos can reign supreme, and busy lives end up feeling out of control. Burnout and exhaustion creep in, and it can all feel overwhelming all of the time.
As a busy mum and entrepreneur, systems are essential. They allow me to manage stress and keep within the boundaries that I have set myself, so that bad habits don’t take over, or allow me to feel overwhelmed with so many things to do.
I feel much better when my systems are in place because they bring structure to a crazy busy life. They allow me to compartmentalise when I need to, and reduce the mental clutter of having everything in my head, rolling about at once.