As a Christian mom and an entrepreneur, it can be difficult and exhausting to balance being a mom and running a business. And being a mom is a full time job by itself!! And here you had the courage to branch out and start your own business. Most women would not understand, but as a working mom myself, I know the struggle of trying to a work life balance.
You may feel like you have to choose between giving your all to your work or family. But the truth is that it is possible for us as Moms and entrepreneurs (or as I like to call us, dreamers) to prioritize both aspects of our lives without sacrificing success or feeling overwhelmed with guilt when we take time away from family time for business time.
Here are some tips to help you stay productive an balance the working mom dilemma that many women face.
Delegate When Possible
Running a business and being a good mother takes hard work and time, but there is more to success than working until you drop. To be completely honest, I don't think there is a perfect balance because life is always a roller coaster. So the first rule as working moms is to not be afraid to ask for help from others whenever possible – whether from your partner, family members, friends or even hired help!
Knowing when to outsource certain tasks will free up more of your precious time so that you can give purposeful attention to both parenting and running a successful business without feeling overwhelmed with guilt.
Another aspect to consider is your faith as a Christian. As a Christian mom, you can learn to trust and delegate tasks while incorporating your faith into the equation.
Delegating tasks to able-bodied family members or employees allows mom to focus on the most important aspects of running the business without burning out. Learning to rely on God’s guidance when making decisions ensures that moms are are guiding their business and their family in the right direction.
Asking for help and then trusting others to help, builds meaningful relationships, freeing up time for the importance of investing in family relationships and nurturing one’s own well-being.
With these support systems in place, you can feel confident and avoid “mom guilt” as you work towards building your successful business or career path.
This is never just an "only you" endeavor. The phrase, "it takes a village" comes to mind because as working moms, a stay at home mom, or someone looking for that elusive work life balance, just know you're never alone. Lean on those that you surround yourself with.
Set Clear Work Boundaries
Moms that wear multiple hats often struggle to find the balance between work and life without feeling like they are missing out. Setting clear boundaries for their roles is key for success, but it can be difficult to turn away from certain obligations.
It's important to set clear boundaries between your work life and family life, so that you can focus on one task at a time. One key tool that will help is also blocking out your time in your calendar, especially if you have young kids at home with you.
Decide how much time during the week you will dedicate solely to working on your business, and stick to those hours. This way, when you're working on your business, you won't worry about whether or not there's something else you could be doing for your kids, and vice versa.
As Christian mothers, we must have faith in the Lord and dedicate time to Him. Through our beliefs, we can trust His plan and draw strength from it as well.
As a faith-centered working mom, it can feel hard to prioritize self-care. Between deadlines, after school activities, and making sure that everyone’s needs are met, there’s barely time for a bathroom break much less taking an hour to relax.
Self-care does not mean that you neglect your children or business for selfish gain - it means that in order to stay focused and motivated when juggling home and office, you must take care of yourself first.
To successfully prioritize self-care while building a successful business and managing motherhood, it's important to remember that our Christian faith teaches us to love ourselves in order to better love others. By taking time for yourself, you gain clarity which can help you stay focused on your goals.
Make time for yourself, even if it’s just 10 minutes a day.
As a Christian, my faith reminds me that I am made in the image of God and remind myself that I should rest just as He did on the seventh day.
And when I need an extra pick-me-up, I know exercise, balanced nutrition, quality sleep, and pampering are all part of self-care. Whether it's taking a walk around the block every morning or indulging in a mani/pedi, these little habits can make all the difference in how successful you are as both a business owner and mom without feeling mom guilt.
Lean on your faith during times of stress
Being a mom is already a difficult enough job, but balancing running a business and mom-ing can put an extra strain on life.
Pray for guidance in building your business or find solace in scripture, reminding yourself that God gives us all the power to endure any challenge that comes our way.
During times of uncertainty and stress, looking to one's faith can be a powerful source of comfort. Faith can bring peace in the knowledge that God is in control and always faithfully with us no matter what happens in our business or family life.
Learning to lean into this faith during moments of struggle provides an anchor amidst the storm and allows us to better navigate these difficult times.
Remember that God is always by your side, giving you grace and strength to get through the toughest of times. Even during moments of doubt, He will never leave your side!
You Are Not Alone
Ladies, if you're looking to get ahead in business while still being a kick-ass mama, then why are you doing this craziness alone?
Momma always said, you don't have to do it alone!
And it's never been truer than when starting a business while being a mom.
That's why the Girl Power Alliance was created--for Christian women who need a little extra support in their journey towards success.
Girl Power Alliance provides everything from personal development tools to professional guidance and all centered around Christ and His teachings, so that our members can find strength in their faith to power through any obstacle on their road to victory.
So why not give yourself a break by joining this friendly network and reap all the many benefits it has to offer? Let's face it, being a great mom and an awesome business owner doesn't have to be an isolated venture!
Have Fun With It!
Remember: no one is perfect!
Even if things don't go the way you planned, it's important to maintain an open mind when dealing with issues related to parenting or work-related matters.
It's also important not forget why you started this journey in the first place– because it was something that really excited you!
So take some time each day to reflect on how far you've come in building a successful business while also raising amazing kids – this reframing alone should help keep much of the “mom guilt” at bay!
As a mompreneur, it can be difficult to balance parenting and business. However, with the right self-care strategies in place, such as taking time for yourself every day or leaning into your faith during times of stress and uncertainty, you can find success in both areas without feeling overwhelmed by guilt.
Additionally, having support from other likeminded women through networks like Girl Power Alliance is also important – so don’t forget to reach out if you need help! When all else fails, remember why you started this journey in the first place - because it was something that excited you.
With these tips and tricks at hand you’re sure to achieve success in motherhood and entrepreneurship alike!
Take care and know...
You are a daughter of God.