Miranda Kerr on Work/Life Balance, Career & Motherhood

We know her as an international model, and if you follow her on Instagram, you know she’s a hands-on mom, has a new hubby, and heads a growing skincare venture called Kora Organics. But who knew Miranda Kerr was a (certified!) health coach? The lady has a lot going on.

In this MyDomaine interview, she dishes about some of the lifestyle habits that help her keep it all together.

Miranda juggles things with strategies and habits that could work for you too.

  • Find what works for you.
  • Put everything on the calendar.
  • Take care of yourself first.
  • Use the 80/20 rule (which, BTW, you can apply to almost anything, including your diet).

How might you work them into your own life?

Find what works for you

Finding what works for you is a theme that shows up a lot on our pages because growing, making changes and living your best life is easier if you customize processes to work for YOU. Figure out what time of day you’re most on it, what causes you to lose focus, set up beneficial morning routines, etc.

Put everything on the calendar

I use the calendar not only to schedule doctor appointments, but I also add my gym classes, phone calls I need to make, and everything that’s important to get done on a given day. It’s too easy to forget otherwise. And because new habits are easy to forget, when I’m working on a new one, I will put it on the calendar too (ding, “Drink water!”).

Take care of yourself first

This is great model advice, but it’s also great success advice too. Our sleep, emotions, exercise, and wellbeing must be prioritized if we’re to have the energy to do all the stuff we need to get done. Putting at least these things first, is to put yourself first. We make the mistake of thinking we don’t have time to put ourselves first, when really, it’s taking care of ourselves first that gives us the energy to go the extra mile. To quote Miranda…

When you take care of yourself first, you can give so much more as a mother… you can give so much more to your work.

Use the 80/20 rule

I’m not an expert on this rule so let me refer you to someone who is: Richard Koch. He’s written several books on the subject including The 80/20 Rule—The Secret to Achieving More With Less. Koch and others believe that 80% of our happiness comes from 20% of our efforts. In lifestyle and coaching circles, the 80/20 rule is used as a reminder to do more of what you love. And in career coaching, it’s a reminder to spend your time on those work activities that bring the greatest returns, lead to promotions and other rewards.

Who knew Miranda Kerr was such a productivity expert? Well, if you think about it, anyone who has that much going on needs to be.

Christine Angelica

Christine is a Mindfulness trainer and Emotional Health Coach living in Los Angeles. She's big on meditation, routines, systems and personalization.

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