Mompreneurs, the modern day super heroes, able to run a business, maintain a family, and still have time to remain fabulous. It is possible to find a balance and have success and serenity. It just takes some practice. If you are anything like most mompreneurs, you probably feel like there are not enough hours in the day to accomplish all of your personal and professional goals. As MACs Women, we also know that with support and encouragement it is all possible. Below are four simple steps to help you do it all.
1. Budget your Time
Examine how you spend your time during the week. Create a sheet that blocks of the amount of time you spend getting ready in the morning, at work, eating, doing chores, traveling etc. This will create a clear picture of how you spend you time.
2. Calculate how much free time you have.
If you subtract all the hours that you have blocked off, including the time you spend sleeping, how many moments do you have to yourself? Do you need more? 3 hours a day is a good amount of time to refresh and relax.
3. Accommodate for your commitments.
If you spend x amount of hours doing laundry every week, is there some way you can free up your time? Perhaps sending it out to get done or asking your husband to help out? Another example to accommodate for your commitments can be doing things in bulk. Maybe you want to cook and freeze all the meals for the week during the weekend or iron all your clothes for the work week at once. By finding ways to maximize your time and find resources to help you, you can carve out some much needed “you” time.
4. Understand that you do not need to do it all.
Step away from the desk, office, laptop and smartphone once your business day is over. We all have things we want to accomplish but we must understand that there is a time to work and there is a time to rest. Trying to accomplish everything constantly will only leave you tired and burned out faster than you can send that email. The floors don’t need to be mopped daily, every single email does not need responding to immediately, and your clients should understand that 10pm is not the best time to call. Set boundaries for yourself and others in order to stay