Asking for help…


Hi Beauties!

Just popping in to let you know that once again, I didn’t have time to create a new post today.

This week has been a crazy one.

Instead of writing blog posts I’ve been kicking off The PBP, getting to know a new, inspiring group of women, creating new workshops for Athleta, entertaining out-of-town guests, doing laundry, cooking food, bathing a baby, changing a baby, nursing a baby, going to the pool, searching for tupperware, cleaning the house and trying to keep up with work in between.

It’s safe to say I have too much on my plate. So instead of writing a blog post today I’m asking for help.

Today I’m hiring a house cleaner and scheduling more babysitters.

Once I get my life back in balance I’ll be back with more blog posts. Most likely, I’ll see you back here on Monday. 🙂

Thanks for understanding and walking alongside me as we all try to figure this balance thing out…

I’m curious, when you’re plate is feeling full, where do you go to ask for help?



PS – If you’re looking for something to read, here are few old posts you may enjoy: 5 Fitness Must-Haves For New Moms, Healthy Pregnancy Essentials, and My Personal To-Do List Strategy.

  1. Harmony 2 years ago

    I love my housekeeper! They become part of the family. Asking is key. You can still be super women with help. It doesn’t mean you are any less or still not worthy of “me” time. I always ask for help but set whom ever you ask up for success. Your friends & family, husband or wife want to help but want to be successful at the task.

    So give the task to the right person so they feel awesome that they helped you! And you do t have to do any mop up.

  2. Anna 2 years ago

    Getting a house cleaner was one of the best productivity-based decisions I ever made. It took the pressure way off. It’s hard to admit that we need help. For some reason, I always believe that I can do it all, but there just aren’t enough hours, and I don’t have infinite energy (although I love to believe I do). There’s no shame in scheduling more sitting, outsourcing cleaning, and honestly asking for help. It frees you up to do what you do best… But I had to have many a late night meltdown before I admitted that I needed to take those steps. In fact, I’m still trying to find a balance. Last week, my husband bought new underwear because neither of us had the time to do laundry so… Clearly still working it out over here!

  3. Michelle L. 2 years ago

    Yes! We hired a housecleaner a couple of years ago after I finally realized that the very precious non-work time I have doesn’t need to be spent cleaning the grout on my bathroom floors. 🙂 Our housecleaner doesn’t come all that often but helps lift a huge burden from me because I know that I have some help! And one morning a week from 8:30 until noon, I have childcare for my kids even though that’s not time that I’m at work– it just allows me a bit of margin to do a workout, respond to emails, run errands, or whatever needs to happen that week without kids. Sometimes it’s just a morning that I meet a friend for a walk and know that we can have an uninterrupted conversation. 🙂 This is my version of Baby steps to balanced living!

  4. deborah 2 years ago

    you inspire me Robin, don’t forget to put into your schedule 20 min. of quiet meditation time for yourself. It is important and takes practice to take care of yourself!

  5. Lindsay B 2 years ago

    For me, learning to say “no” is so helpful in maintaining balance. It can be hard to do especially when those negative thoughts keep popping up (“they’ll think bad things about me” or “if I don’t do it I’ll never haver another opportunity…”). But ultimately, if you can’t do something well (to your standards) is it worth doing at all? I know I can get caught up in the FOMO frenzy but there is no possible way to do everything. So why not be purposeful about what you choose to do? Lastly, be kind to yourself. We are all constantly trying to figure this life out. Thanks for being you, Robin!

  6. Lindsay B 2 years ago

    Man there were a lot of typos in that previous comment…ah the joys of typing things out on an iPad! Anyway, I came across this article on LinkedIn today and thought it might be helpful. I would add the “OHIO” rule to #6: Only Handle It Once (where you can) – put things in their designated spots, go through the junk mail and recycle/shred it, etc.

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