“Entrepreneurs are the only people who will work 80 hours a week for themselves to avoid working 40 hours a week for someone else” Isn’t this so true?
With all of that time spent working, it’s hard to find time for self-care, especially in the form of eating delicious, nutritious meals. That’s why it is so important to meal plan and prep ahead of time to set yourself up for success.
The first step – figure out where your time is currently being spent. Using a time tracker tool can be helpful for this. Identify pockets of time you can schedule in to plan your meals, and prep components ahead of time. Make it a priority in your life, or you won’t do it. 😊 For example, if you know you’re booked solid from 7am-7pm, how can you be creative with your time? Can you wake up 30 minutes earlier to prep for the day? Can you do some of it on the weekend? How can you prioritize your time and obligations to make time for this? Can you enlist help from someone – maybe share carpool responsibilities with another mom or a babysitter? Can you use shortcuts – like frozen pre-cooked rice or pre-chopped vegetables or pre-cooked organic chicken sausage? Can you become best friends with your crockpot?
I love pre-cooking my grains and meats on the weekend using my Instant Pot for super fast cooking, and during the week all I have to do it chop and cook veggies, and add flavoring. It takes about 15 minutes! I also love making a big batch of raw protein bite snacks on the weekend to grab and go with something loaded with nutrients that will keep me full and energized for hours.
Make taking care of yourself a priority. You will never regret it.