Jessica Turner on Being Stretched Too Thin

 
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Do you feel exhausted, burned out, or stressed by being stretched too thin? Let’s face it, life is full, and we need to learn how to navigate it!  

Today’s guest, Jessica Turner, is an award-winning marketing executive and the founder of the popular lifestyle blog The Mom Creative. Additionally, she is a writer for the Today Parenting Team and DaySpring's (in)courage, an advocate for World Vision, a regular speaker at events nationwide. She and her husband, Matthew live with their three children in Nashville, Tennessee.

In this episode, Jessica and I dig deep in what it means to be stretched too thin- and how pull ourselves back together.

Plus, Jessica explains why we should treat our lives as a glass ball, how to prioritize our spouses, and the necessity of self-care in order to serve others.

In This Episode:

  • iTunes review of the week [ 2:00 ]

  • The inspiration behind Stretched Too Thin [ 5:00 ]

  • Keeping a full-time job [ 8:35 ]

  • Discovering satisfaction + losing the guilt [ 12:20 ]

  • Navigating the spontaneous guilt [ 15:00 ]

  • Flexibility + freedom for life [ 19:00 ]

  • Glass balls vs. rubber balls [ 20:50 ]

  • Prioritizing our spouses [ 26:00 ]

  • Mental load of noticing + remembering things [ 29:45 ]

  • Self-care is a necessity, not a privilege [ 30:30 ]

  • Trying to be everything for everyone [ 33:30 ]

  • Advice for aspiring authors [ 39:00 ]

Soul Shifting Quotes:

  • “It becomes difficult when we try to work while doing other things.”

  • “We are juggling two types of balls; we are juggling glass balls and rubber balls.”

  • “If I am not on-call, do not expect me to be answering emails at night or in the morning.”

  • “Once our kids leave, the only person that is going to be left in your house is your spouse.”

  • “The more that I take care of myself, the more I can be for other people.”

  • “We are better in every single role that we have when we are taking care of ourselves.”

Links Mentioned:

Learn more about Jessica at themomcreative.com and follow her on Instagram: @jessicanturner

Tag me in your big shifts + takeaways: @amberlilyestrom

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