4 Top Tips For Busy Mompreneurs To Balance Work and Motherhood
There is no denying it being a mom and a mompreneur is hard work. The good news is that there are some simple things you can do to make your life easier.
Having a clear time management system in place is crucial for succeeding as a busy mompreneur. Make time every week or month to plan out your time. Time blocking is an incredibly effective form of time management. Write down the tasks you need to get down that day or week and then set specific time frames to get those jobs done. For example from 9am to 10am you will check and respond to all emails. From 10am to 11am you will work on that new project.
Learn To Delegate
As women we have this awful habit of taking on too much and trying to do it all ourselves. We often feel that it won’t get done properly if we don’t do it ourselves. This means we waste a lot of time doing things which we could easily delegate to other members of our family or work team to do instead. Don’t be afraid to delegate. Set specific chores for your children and even your partner so everyone knows what is expected of them. Even if they can take one daily chore of your hands each day it all adds up.
The same applies for work, start to delegate small tasks to a member of your team and let them get on with it without interference from you. If you don’t have any team members, consider hiring someone.
Let Go Of Perfectionism
A lot of Moms and mompreneurs have this vision in their head of how they should be. They feel an immense pressure to be perfect all the time but the truth is no one is perfect. If you’re constantly striving for perfection in everything you do you will burn yourself out. Sometimes you just need to get the job done regardless of whether it’s perfect or not. Learn to let go of this idea of perfection.
Make Time For You
There is an old saying that you can’t give form an empty cup. That saying really resonates with me as us Moms tend to give and give and give until we have nothing left. We feel we’re being selfish if we take time to ourselves. The truth however is that if you are feeling run down and tired you cannot give to others, you can’t give what’s not there. When you feel strong, fit and healthy within yourself you have so much more energy to give. Make time everyday to do one thing you love. It can be something as simple as taking a moment to sit in the sunshine or enjoying a nice hot drink in peace.
Gift yourself this Mother’s day and set some new traditions that not only allow you to spend some quality time with your family but also give you a chance to recharge?