As a mother and entrepreneur sometimes the struggle of balancing it all can be tough. Balance is something that all entrepreneur mothers try to navigate and perfect throughout their day to day existence.
Perfection is not possible, because life happens. However, it is possible to live a stress free life through balancing.
Entrepreneurship as a mother has unique challenges and hurdles. Often times moms are left balancing the vast majority of the children’s schedule alongside their business tasks. Many mothers work within the home presenting challenges that are often overlooked.
Work from home mothers have the capability to achieve their dreams much like everyone else. However, working within the home leaves these entrepreneurs especially prone to distractions. Many women I have worked with are juggling tasks within the home, business tasks, and children’s tasks. While they enjoy their role as mothers, business women, and their role within the home, it is often exhausting.
Overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, depressed and burnt out, these work at home moms are pushed to the brink.
Overcoming this vicious cycle is possible.
Here are three pro tips in order to achieve the balance you desire.
Boundaries are incredibly difficult for so many including mothers. When you combine a boundary issue with running and trying to scale a business, you encounter burnout. It is important to start saying no. You should start saying no to your clients, your friends, your family (yes EVEN YOUR KIDS), and yourself! Time is irreplaceable, and it is also limited each day. It is important that you are utilizing your time wisely, so start making boundaries within your life and schedule.
As mentioned in the tip prior, time is irreplaceable, but also limited in nature. Without an effective time management strategy, you will be left overwhelmed. Learning how to navigate a properly laid out schedule will make a huge difference in how you live your life. Deciding what tasks actually needs to be done, versus what you want to get done can change everything. Everything from household chores to business tasks can fit into your day with ease when you have effective time management.
Learning to have grace is so important. This may seem like an obvious tip, however, it is often overlooked. Society and life puts an incredible amount of pressure on us to do all of the things. In addition, society says we should do all of the things perfectly without complaint. However, this is not realistic. Juggling a business, home life, and children requires grace in the highest form. We have to be realistic with getting things completed when writing our schedule, and also be realistic with our expectations. It is important to check our mindset regularly and give ourselves the grace we need and deserve.
Climbing to the top as a mother and entrepreneur is possible. However, it is not sustainable if you are climbing to the top spread thin and on shaky ground.
Develop healthy boundaries.
Take your time back by practicing effective time management.
Lastly, give yourself some fucking grace girl.
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