Happy end of August. We only have 122 days before 2022 is gone.

August has been a good month because I am now in India visiting family after 4 years. My partner and children are not travelling. Whenever I travel alone and that too to India, many of my friends and people in India ask if my children and partner will manage. I am proud to say that my husband knows how to take care of our children and run a household in my absence.

A family unit needs to give and take and support each other. I did certain things (cooking and freezing some food) before I left to make things easy for them. I call my children every day and check in after school. I still care for my children and want to know what’s going on in their lives even when I’m on holiday!

But a lesson I learnt is that even though things don’t go as they would when I’m there, my Australian family is still alive, fed and living well. As women, we tend to take too much on our plate and then feel no one is helping us. This is one of the times when my children learn to be independent and for me to learn to let go. I hope this continues when I’m back in Australia, refreshed after my mini getaway.

If you know me, you know that I pay attention to my health – a lot. I decided to get my 6 monthly checks done and identified what tweaks needed to be done. I should say it has boosted my energy a lot just because I took the time to fix myself up. How long is it since you’ve had your last health check done? Please take some time and schedule it, if you are due for it. Health is the most important thing in this world.

I was interviewed by SBS Tamil radio in August. It was an opportunity that came out of the blue and I embraced it with gratitude. Here is a link, if you want to listen to it. https://www.sbs.com.au/language/tamil/ta/podcast-episode/why-is-saving-money-important/uvo45tvci

I also celebrated 13 years of being in business. Since I’m a solopreneur, I usually celebrate this event with my family. I am super grateful to all my clients (past and present), lessons learnt through my journey, for the meaningful work I get to do every day helping many people buy their homes and build a property portfolio.

In August, I paid attention to my feelings and emotions. I took time whenever required to reflect on what was working and what was not. I have to say, deciding to take the pressure off me – personally and professionally, has been the best decision. Through my self-pep-talks and other techniques I normally use in my coaching, I handled situations very well where I normally would have been upset. Now, I take action but instead of trying to pull-pull-pull, I let things come to me. As they say, what is meant for you, will come to you.

All in all, it’s been a great month and I hope it has been the same for you. What is the one thing that you most enjoyed in August and what is one thing you would like to do before the end of the year? I would love to hear from you.