Starting a small business as a mum can be challenging, but it's also rewarding.
Here are some of my tips:
- Prioritise special moments and engagements with your kids that require 100% of you, and make sure you have someone to step in during those times. Respect that you need help to avoid burnout.
- You must TRY Adopt mindfulness or relaxation practices. Prioritise your well-being. Often, as soon as life becomes an incessant demand on your time, the first thing to go is the priority of your self. "There's too much to do, I don't have the time," is a thought that will happen. Trying for just even 10 minutes a day for personal relaxation benefits your work, your children, and your ability to get more done
- I think balance is an overused word. It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking we're working too hard or neglecting our business if we think balance is achievable every single day. It's not, and that's OK. Remind yourself that your kids benefit from seeing you work hard at times
- Take it as it comes and accept where you are at, don't overload yourself and put too much pressure on yourself, things will happen in time and when the timing is right, your dreams wont be gone tommorow