Mothers nowadays are not just contented with being homemakers because they feel they can do more than raising families and taking care of the kids. Unlike before where moms just stay at home while the father goes to work, today, mothers are looking to boosting their careers and chasing on their dreams. One of those dreams is owning and managing their own business.
It is never easy to take care of the family while running a business; however, there are mothers out there who can already do this. Mothers can now juggle many things and be successful in their field, which is something quite amazing. How exactly can mothers better manage their business while raising family?
Set a certain or some time for yourself.
Most mothers who are successful in their businesses offered this advice because it is easy to forget about taking care of yourself. When you are busy with your business and family, you tend to forget to relax and rejuvenate. Take, at least, one day every week and not worry about work or family so you can have time for only yourself.
Join or create a support group of working mothers.
Despite being busy in your business and with your family, you still need to interact with other people outside of those two aspects of your life. You can go out with your friends in one night. However, we think it is better to join or create a support group, where you can meet and bond with other working mothers. These are the mothers are who are also experiencing the struggle of managing a business and a family.
Focus on the present time.
Whether you are playing with your kids or you are having a meeting, you must focus on what is in your present. According to Kristin D. O'Connell, co-owner at Mama Goddess Retreats in Nosara, Costa Rica, "When you are working you give your entire focus to your business, and when you are with your children your entire focus is them." Tune in to where you are at present and never waver until what you need to do is done.
Do not hesitate to ask for help.
Even in the world where there are many ways to run a business or take care of the kids, it is still difficult to juggle and do them all at once. When things get tough and you cannot take it anymore, be humble and ask help from family, friends, or employees. Seeking support can be one of the biggest keys to your success because it just shows your humility and openness to others. In fact, successful mothers do not really depend on others. Rather, they can ask help and return the debt by doing favors.
Outsource some of the household work.
We know you want to do everything yourself, but your mind and body can do so much. If there are times when you have a lot of work to do or you have a PTA meeting in your kid's school, we recommend that you outsource household work if you have the budget. Hire a cleaning service or get a gardener who will clean your homes when you are away, so you never have to worry about anything when you get home. In this way, you will be able to focus on your business or spend more time with the whole family.
These are just some of the ways as to how moms are able to manage their businesses while they are raising their families. It just proves that mothers can multitask and balance work and family. No matter how hard both aspects are, if the mother is dedicated to her business and family, she can balance both and be successful in both fields.