I was given a copy of Oola Find Balance in an Unbalanced World for Women in exchange for writing a blog post about it!
I had just recently finished their original book Oola Find Balance in an Unbalanced World.
This book came at a really good time for me.
At the beginning of this year, I was really fired up and ready to get my business to the next level and get back to blogging on a regular basis. I sat down, and had everything scheduled and written in my planner. I was going to CRUSH this year! And then…. my husband ended up getting a new job and we found out we are pregnant with #6!
That zapped my motivation, determination and energy.
I’ve been so tired that I can barely take care of the five I have. So picking them all up from school has required a two hour nap on the couch and my eleven year old has been starting dinner before Dad gets home (thank goodness for freezer meals!) Now that I am feeling better, I feel like I have to play “catch-up.” The house is a wreck and laundry is backed up. Instead of crushing this year and getting my business closer to where I want it to be and getting back to blogging, my focus has changed. Those things are still important to me and I’m still going to go after them, but I realize that God has me in a different season, so my time line is going to look much different than I had planned and anticipated.
This book has helped me prioritize what I need to focus on. Oola is based on 7 “Fs;” Faith, Family, Field, Fun, Finances, Fitness and Friends. I really like the Oola Wheel questions in the back of the book, but they do have a more simplified version online, here. After they describe and share stories of each of the “Fs,” the book dives into Oola Blockers and Accelerators. Blockers include: fear, guilt, anger, self-sabotage, laziness, envy and focus. Accelerators are: gratitude, love, discipline, integrity, passion, humility and wisdom. Every section in this book includes two personal testimonies from ladies dealing with each subject.
I found this book to be very inspirational and easy to relate to. It helps put you on a path so that it’s easy to take the first step and get started, which is oftentimes the hardest part.