Special guest Erica Geffken interviews Hilary on coming back to work (from home) after maternity leave. Hilary shares her new approach to self-care, the productivity lessons she's learned, and shares the advice she would give to a new work from home parent.
Hustle Hack: No matter where you are in your career, every so often taking a “blank slate” look at your career and your routine is a great idea. Is there a change you could make in your routine that would optimize it for your specific goals and phase of life? For me, freeing myself from the box of traditional hours helped me get more done in less time. What might you take for granted about your routine and your work situation that you could actually change? What do you need to give yourself permission to change?
Moment of Grace: Sometimes “grace” looks like classic self-care where you really take time away to yourself to recharge, reflect, and rest. And sometimes “grace” looks like loosening your death grip on your own expectations. I’ve had to consciously remember that in this season in particular I may be surprised by what I can and can’t do, what I have bandwidth for and what I don’t. And that’s ok. It’s important to be conscious of the reality of my current situation and recognize that it is just a season. I want to be a present and healthy parent for the long haul. I want to be a content creator who serves my community for the long haul. It’s important to come at life and work with a long-game perspective.
This episode is sponsored by Get Your Dream Off the Ground.