We all share the same dream of striking the perfect balance of spending time with family and running a business. Just imagine it – your classes are booked, clients love you, and your money, kids, and health are all in tip-top shape.
Then there's the not-so-dreamy part of being a parent and entrepreneur; this is what we call the hustle. In between getting clients, cooking meals, marketing your brand, and keeping up with the kid's schedules, you're tired and left with no energy for yourself at the end of the day.
As you create your Strong As A Mother classes for the weekend and work at being a phenomenal, present, and a supportive parent and instructor, we want to encourage you to also think about how you treat yourself – mind, body, and soul.
This article will share three healthy habits you should add to your routine and share with your clients to create sustainable practices for balancing parenthood and a healthy lifestyle.
Pro Tip: Steal and share these ideas with your clients in Moxie Message to engage your clients and get them pumped for your #MeTime classes.
3 Self-Care Tips for Busy Moms & Entrepreneurs
- Less Screen Time
You know those days when you have so many things you'd like to get done, but instead, you do nothing. We've all been there. Sometimes we put so much on plates that it simply overwhelms us. We end up spending too much time on social media, procrastinating, scrolling, and comparing ourselves to other people.
If you can relate, it's time to practice new habits. You are the commander of your life when you feel overwhelmed; rest. If there are things you need to get done, commit to making at least one of those things on your list happen. When building a business, success doesn't come overnight; it comes from the consistent steps you take towards your goals every day.
- Eat Real Food
As a health professional, you know that real foods make you feel better. You know the importance of eating whole, nutritious foods but let's be honest, it doesn't always happen. Some days you can get so caught in hosting classes, working on your business, running around with family that you forget to eat, or you grab fast food. It can happen to the best of us. Make time in your week to meal prep healthy meals for yourself to have access to good foods throughout your day. Meal prepping will allow you to have convenient meals and avoid unprocessed foods that make you feel sluggish or low-energy.
- Be Kind to Yourself
We all want to create successful businesses but keep in mind, Beyonce' wasn't built in a day. All you can do each day is your personal best.
Here are a few strategies you can use to practice being kind to yourself:
- Say and think positive things about yourself. Don't say anything to yourself that you wouldn't say to your best friend.
- Write a list of three things you're grateful for every day.
- Give yourself one minute to feel bad, then forgive yourself and move forward.
Strong As A Mother Instructor Spotlight
Before and throughout Strong As A Mother weekend, we are sharing the stories of the moms who help make Moxie an empowering and inclusive platform. Today, we have the opportunity to celebrate Rikyrah Snow and Jordan Murphy.
Read their encouraging words below to see how they manage parenthood and work.
"Being a mom to me is creating changes that are healthy and consistent for the parents and children. Guiding them and encouraging them to believe in themself and it takes one step at a time.
The challenge that I face between motherhood and work is time management. I am a full-time, stay-at-home mom, building a business and learning to manage my time with my little one and work. I'm also learning healthy ways to incorporate my child into my business."
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"Being a mom is such a beautiful gift. Some days are hard, some days are long, but being a mom means finding this strength you didn't know you had to keep showing up and trying your best every single day.
I have a full-time job on top of teaching yoga and being home with my daughter. One of the biggest challenges I've found was learning when my plate was getting too full. There's an analogy from an author named Nora Roberts that I read at the beginning of quarantine about being a parent and having a career. She says it's like juggling and the key to juggling family life and work-life is to know that some of the balls you have in the air are made of plastic, and some are made of glass. If you drop a plastic ball, it bounces, but if you drop a glass ball, it shatters, so you have to know which balls are glass and which are plastic and prioritize catching the glass ones. The main takeaway is that everyone will drop a lot of plastic balls some days, but there will always be another chance tomorrow."
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