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Mon 18 May 2020

5 Tips Mumpreneurs Need to Balance Business and Family


Business Planning & Strategies
You don’t have to be a stay-at-home mum if you don’t want to. If you have a great business idea, you can still implement it and be a good mother. However, some mothers can find it difficult. If you don’t have a clue about how you can find the perfect balance, use the following tips.

 

You don’t have to be a stay-at-home mum if you don’t want to. If you have a great business idea, you can still implement it and be a good mother. However, some mothers can find it difficult. If you don’t have a clue about how you can find the perfect balance, use the following tips.

1. Pamper Yourself

When you have a family to take care of and a business to manage, you can forget about yourself. You have to drop off the kids at school in the morning and then rush to a meeting with a potential investor. Both jobs demand a lot of energy and your time. Have a day for you to relax and take care of yourself. Book a spa day or go shopping. Go to the salon and get your hair and nails done. When you take a breather, you rejuvenate and restore your energy reserves.

2. Hire a Nanny

Despite your best efforts, there’s a limit to what you can do. If the workload at home becomes too much, sit down with your partner and talk about hiring a nanny. Finding a good professional nanny to take of your kids when you work can be costly. That’s why you should discuss with your partner and create a budget for it. Taking some load off will reduce your stress levels. You won’t feel like you’re not doing enough because there’s someone helping you.

3. Keep your Children Safe and Sound

According to Babyhills Thailand, different risks appear at every stage of development. When your child starts to walk or crawl, you have to watch them. Close the doors to the kitchen and other rooms that can be a hazard to the child. You should also install safety guards to cabinet doors to stop kids from opening them. Have the best car seat to protect your child when you go for a drive. Child safety is one of those things that every mother thinks about. You can’t concentrate at work if you feel that your child is in danger. Take the necessary safety precautions to keep your mind at ease.

4. Find a Support Group

The only person that knows what you’re going through is in the same position as you. Go out and meet other moms that are also business owners. Talk about the challenges and help each other out. Talking to your peers is good because you’ll learn something new to help you find the perfect balance. You can also find chat forums for entrepreneurial moms. It’s okay to ask for help and talk to others when you feel overwhelmed.

5. Eat a Balanced Diet

Since you’re the glue that keeps the family together, you should be at your best all the time. Eat healthy nutritious foods to build your immune system. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and energized. Don’t relax all the time. Get up and go for a walk or run around the neighbourhood. Join a yoga class and stretch your body to release the tension from your muscles. The adrenaline rush will motivate you to work harder. You’ll also be a good role model for your kids.

Finally, never feel guilty because you have to go to work and leave your children in the house. You’re going to work so that they can have a better life, and you can make your dreams come true. Finding the perfect balance between work and home means that you also have to take care of yourself. Without thinking about your needs, you’ll burn out quickly.


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