Business and family don’t have to be an either/or choice. Although sometimes challenging, balancing both is simply a question of efficiency, and can lead to rewarding results in both your professional and personal lives.
Mama Got This is an all-female collective for like-minded business owners; a community of ladies who support each other, empower each other, and celebrate every woman’s success.
Today, they’re sharing some of their top tips for balancing work and family!
1. Time block everything!
Business & personal life should be separate. It means you can be fully present when you are at work or with your family because you are not worrying about the other element. This will also help to increase your productivity and concentration – a win win.
2. Keep your family in the loop with your business
It’s good to have people to talk to about your worries, dreams, and frustrations. They’ll also appreciate being in the know with regards to what is keeping you busy and will be more understanding of when you have to get your head down and do your work.
3. Plan ahead
Don’t take too much on. Start easy and work your way up to a level that you’ve proven you can handle. If you are balancing being a mum and running a business, you only have a limited amount of time – know how much of your time you can dedicate to your business.
4. Don’t feel guilty for working
Remember that you’re a working woman who’s supporting your family through your business and, frankly, that’s pretty amazing. Being a mum is hard enough – adding a business into the mix only makes you more impressive.
5. Don’t feel guilty for having down time
Everyone needs a bit of down time to avoid feeling burnt out. Don’t let yourself get to a point where you’re overwhelmed because you feel guilty about taking a break. That won’t help your business, won’t help your family and, most importantly, it won’t help you! Making out some time to do things you actually love is the secret to maintain a perfect work-life balance.