I don’t know one other group of people who work harder than MOMs… no matter how you slice them – they come up as the masters of doing!
Whether you’re a work at home mom, a Mompreneur running your own business, or a stay at home mom…. you likely juggle an extraordinary amount of tasks, activities and priorities daily, weekly, monthly.
Some moms do it with more ease, finesse and pizazz than others – but how?
Do they take more vacation?
Do they have more time off?
Are they independently wealthy?
Oh – I know… MORE WINE!
Well, the real key to success for moms in business that I’ve found after working with so many people who own their own businesses is self-care. And therein lies the rub of motherhood and owning your own business: Sometimes it can feel like you have no choice.
There is no day off,
There are no breaks or vacation…
UNLESS YOU TAKE IT and make time to DO IT.
So – How do you avoid overwhelm as a mompreneur??
DO THE ONE MOST IMPORTANT THING EVERY DAY… TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. (Yep, intentionally shouting here. You need to hear this, just like I do much of the time.)
Be a stand.
Be ruthless with your own health and well-being.
If you are burning the candle at both ends, bleary-eyed due to sleep deprivation, and feeling frumpy and not vital, how will you be healthy enough to support yourself?
How will you support your family?
How are you showing up to your children?
How will you run your business?
How will you attract and support your clients?
This is the absolute golden key that will differentiate mompreneurs who are successful, and those who burn out.
Taking care of yourself extremely well means: Taking breaks, eating well, staying healthy, having fun, and spending time rejuvenating.
The longer I’ve run my business, the more strongly I’ve felt about this particular ingredient. If you do not spend time rejuvenating and doing things you love daily, you will likely burn out and may even fail.
There is a reason that every single time you get on an aircraft, they do the safety drill and remind you every time to put your oxygen on first! Eat well, create routines for exercise, sleep, maintenance tasks, stay on top of your physical needs and take physical and mental breaks.
Putting rejuvenation deposits into your wellness account will help you in the long run when you do have the occasional pushes that life inevitably throws your way. If you think you can’t afford the time to make deposits, try working around the time it takes to recover if you fail in these areas.
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If you know another mompreneur business owner extraordinaire who is experiencing burnout, please share this message with her! Are you experiencing mompreneur burnout or have you successfully overcome it? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!