We had the good fortune of connecting with Diana Lozada and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Diana, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
With information overflow, and our fast-paced society, I have always felt life is like swimming in the ocean: Even though the currents may be strong and overpowering, we must stay afloat. I still feel that way, the difference now is that I thrive to consciously organize and plan my week adding what I feel gives me growth personally and professionally. Finding the balance is not easy when you want to have it all. As a multi-passionate individual, mother, entrepreneur, and lifelong learner, I find myself super busy and short of time. The idea to achieve it all is fantastic but, at the same time, not 100% realistic. Believe me, I have tried and failed, and tried again. Over time, I have learned that its OK not to do it all. I have learned the power on intentions and make time for what gives me joy. The key here is planning for the things you need to do and the things you enjoy the most. For years I have been following a small strategy that simplifies and enhances my week. I adapted from a Time Management/ work life balance book I read years ago. “I Know How She Does It,” by Laura Vandermark. Here is what I do: • I set time aside to plan my following week- Every Friday (it is on my calendar) • Set up 1 to 3 items per week in the following categories o Career  Not my current job; it could be joining Toastmasters to improve communication skills for presentations o Personal  Schedule my workouts for the week (what, date, time)  Read at night Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday o Relationships  On Tuesday afternoon call an old friend (name)  Family time on Saturday (picnic and riding a bike at the park) The amount of activities will change on each category based on how busy the week is. With Covid-19 it took me a little longer to re-balance. But, as always, sitting down and organizing always helps me have a plan and gives me a feeling of accomplishment/progress. The balance I personally feel is when I revisit my previous week and noticed that during those 168 hours, I was able to accommodate time to improve my career, strengthen my relationships, and invest on my self-care. That always gives me a sense of joy and the passion and motivation to focus on those 3 categories again, and again. The to-do list will always be there, and eve grow more. But if we do not focus on a weekly basis to find a balance, we will burn out. Usually something will take a hit, our relationships, our health, or our career.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I help busy women to finally break up with diets and connect with their body to achieve optimal health. Its fascinating to see how my clients evolve and truly transforms themselves. My approach is integrative and personalized. I have been coaching my clients virtually and I have clients here in Houston, in different states of the USA, in Canada, and in Italy. Since Covid-19, I added my fitness classes online, something I would never think I would do. It has been amazing to see how we can still have a community and motivate each other online. With my business going 100% virtually, I am excited to expand and soon have group online programs in Spanish and English.

Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
Brunch at The Dunlavy & The Kitchen at The Dunlavy, then a walk at the Buffalo Bayou Park Lunch at Pinkerton’s Barbecue, then a walk the Heights neighborhood and shops drinks at Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I talked about time management and habits with my clients all the time. I loved Laura Vanderkam’s book because she shares how successful women make the most of their time. It all starts by analyzing what we currently do. Take a moment to feel the accomplishment of our actions, reduce our “mommy guilt” , and do less but more intentionally, and enjoy the ride.

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