Caffeine. Love it. Own it. Use it. If you’re surrounded by domineering Alpha Dog men and are challenged to deal with the constant competition for a voice at the table, or the winning contribution du jour — a regular dose of caffeine does wonders for mental acuity and a sharpened capacity to “lean in”. Noticeably effective when feeling exhausted by the work-family juggling act.
If all else fails, remember to breathe. Reminds me of a singer we used to listen to non-stop after our youngest was born and life was quite challenging with a colicky baby that didn’t sleep, a 2 year-old, and a teen while surviving the Big Recession. Alexi Murdoch and his song Breathe. So good….