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If you’re reading this, you’re probably a wife, mom and trying to run a business while keeping your sanity. I can totally relate! My days are filled with caring for my family, trying to give my toddler the attention that he needs, homeschooling him and catching up on work to build my business. While most of us try to play superhuman, the truth of the matter is, you can’t do it all! My favorite mom saying is “You can’t pour from an empty cup”. This means, if you’re not taking care of what you need mentally, physically and emotionally, then you’re no good to anyone else. Unfortunately, I know this too well. The tension and stress has taken a toll on me. Luckily, I’ve put some self-care practices into place that I’ll share with you today. So, keep reading to learn 5 Self Care Tips for the Mompreneur.
What is Self- Care?
By definition, self-care is taking action to improve or preserve one’s health. For different people, this can mean different things. It could be developing a fitness schedule, taking a day off work, going to the spa or finding a hobby. It’s important to remember that self-care is personal, so take the time to find out what you need. This was the hardest step for me.
Self-care Tip #1: Take Care of Your Body with Vitamins
Your body is so important. You literally can’t accomplish any of the amazing things you’re doing without it. So, it’s only right that you help take the best care of your body via good foods and vitamins.
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Your body will thank you for giving it the extra nutrients that it deserves and in turn, keep you pushing in your day to day busy life.
Tip #2: Learn When It’s Time to Take A Break (Ask for Help)
One of my hardest lessons (and something I’m still struggling with) is learning to let go, learning how to take a break and ask for help. As moms, we try to do everything and most of the time we love to be needed. It is natural, but it’s not worth having a heart attack over. I challenge you to delegate tasks in your household and learn to ask for help when or even before things start to feel overwhelming. Allowing your spouse or someone in your house to take even one task off your plate can make a world of difference to your stress level and mental health.
Also, don’t be afraid of taking a break. At this point in the game, I’ve learned that I rather take a break to refresh than to half do my content. For that reason, I rarely work on the weekends (unless I have a deadline) and I also never work on Monday unless it is a simple task that I can accomplish. Monday’s cause psychological turmoil (literally everyone hates Monday) so, that is my day to recoup from the weekend and enjoy myself before the work week starts on Tuesday.
Self-care Tip #3: Discover Your Stress Relief Mechanism
Stress is an inevitable part of life as a mompreneur. The key is to figure out a healthy way to deal with those stressors. When I get overwhelmed, I start to get headaches and painful tension in the neck and shoulders. Over time, I’ve learned that hot tea helps me to relieve stress. Find what works for you. Some other mechanisms could be listening to music, taking a hot bath or unplugging from social media.
Self-care Tip #4: Reward Yourself
In entrepreneurship, it is the small wins that keep you going. Otherwise, many of us would have given up on our businesses by now. If you’re going through a stressful time in your business, never forget to reward yourself and celebrate the small wins. Buy new equipment, celebrate over dinner, purchase something you’ve always wanted, go on a vacation or write down all the things you’re grateful for. These things will keep you filled with encouragement and faith for the next part of your journey when things get rough.
Self- care Tip #5 Find A Hobby
As a child, maybe you had a collection that made you proud, a sport you participated in or a place you enjoyed visiting. Adulthood is really good at killing those joys and making you forget what once made you happy. Moms particularly get wrapped up in what they have to do for others, so it’s important to get back to those hobbies outside of your responsibilities.
Writing used to be my hobby and now it’s my career. While I do still love to write, I had to develop a hobby outside of my career path. Now, I spend every Monday going to yoga and learning to release my stressors for an hour. I also enjoy listening to ebooks and podcasts. I do this late at night when everyone goes to sleep or even driving in the car. My hobbies allow me to relax, learn about new things and release expectations of taking care of anyone other than myself just for a few moments.
These are just a few non-conventional self- care tips for the mompreneur that I practice in my everyday life. What are some of your favorites? Also, be sure to stop by your local Walmart or visit Walmart.com to pick up the newly designed Nature Made® products and add them to your self- care routine!
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