LAURA SAYS ...
DEFINE YOUR OWN BALANCE —
Eric has a lot on his plate. He’s wise to split his schedule in half, working less when he has the kids and working a lot when they’re elsewhere. People who need to travel for work can do the same thing. Work long hours when you’re gone, because there’s no opportunity cost. When you get home, work fewer hours so you can be focused on your family. It all evens out in the end.
SEDUCED BY THE SNOOZE BUTTON —
The snooze button is evil. Nine-minute chunks of sleep don’t give you the deep restorative slumber you need, and you’re not getting out of bed and starting your day either. It’s the worst of all worlds! Decide the night before when, realistically, you intend to get out of bed, and set your alarm for that time. Then enjoy every last minute of sleep right until that moment.
ASK FOR HELP —
Eric invests wisely in family support. One person can’t be in three places at once, but you’d be surprised how many people try, and then wonder why they’re always late for kid pickup.