Here are 3 realistic tips for moms and businesswomen make their goals and health a priority!
As a businesswoman and a mother, it is very challenging to stay on top of your health. Working full time, nurturing a partnership, immersing oneself in parenthood, and maintaining a social life is enough to fill five lifetimes, let alone one! As women, we are often expected to be able to “do it all” – be the perfect mother, the perfect wife, and the entrepreneur that we always dreamed of so how can moms and businesswomen fit their health in as a priority? Is there a realistic way of achieving these goals altogether?
The answers to these questions are not simple or easy to achieve, but luckily, we are here to help answer them. Here are 3 realistic tips for businesswomen to stay healthy!
1. Asking for help
As female entrepreneurs and mothers, it feels sometimes like our power lies in doing everything ourselves. We are boss women who don’t need no man to help us through life, and we can do it all by ourselves. While this is often an empowering sentiment, the reality is that nobody gets anywhere successfully without a team around them who support them and guide them through. As a momtrepreneur, you might struggle to ask for help as it might feel like a sign of weakness. Nevertheless, asking for help is actually a sign of immense strength and courage.
If you are struggling to keep on top of your health, it is important that you reach out and ask for help. This could be by asking your partner to take on more responsibility with childcare, allowing you an extra hour in the day for yourself; it could be by delegating more at work so you get more time at home. It could be by reaching out to a medical professional with your concerns, whether this is for a modern hearing test, an updated eye test, or something more serious if necessary. Whatever the situation, reach out and ask for the help you need. You deserve it.
2. Setting boundaries
As a boss and a mother, it can be very difficult to set boundaries with those close to us. Running a business means never feeling like you can just switch off and leave work behind, which can be ultimately detrimental to the health and wellbeing of ourselves and those we love.
Similarly, when it comes to our children, it can be easy to give in to their wills and accidentally spoil them too much. Setting boundaries as a parent is absolutely crucial for a stable, secure home with well-socialised and well-developed kids.
But ultimately, setting boundaries helps improve your health. Why? Because it allows you more control, and more time, to focus on your own health. Boundaries allow you more time to exercise, eat right, meditate, take bubble baths, spend more time with your partner, cuddle your kids, take up a hobby, learn new recipes, or any other activity that contributes to your wellbeing. Boundaries aren’t a negative thing; they reap positive rewards when they are set firmly and with good intentions.
3. Your mental health affects everything
You can’t pour from an empty cup. Fact. Nothing in your life would have been achieved without strength of mind, body and spirit – all of which are cultivated by taking care of yourself and investing in your own wellbeing.
When it comes to your mental health, the conversations online and in the workplace are flowing faster and more freely than ever before. But does this mean you are aware of your own mental wellbeing? With a busy lifestyle it is easy to shove down feelings and worries that occur, leading to a further detrimental effect on your mental wellbeing.
While you might think, ‘But I can handle that. That’s my business!’ That’s where you’re wrong. Your own mental health struggles don’t just affect you, but they also affect your relationship, your kids, your work and your social life too. Not only this, but having poor mental health can lead to loss of sleep, hair loss, poor skin and weight gain. Looking after your mental health is something that should take priority over work responsibilities. Your cup needs to be full before you continue giving your energy to everything else but yourself.
If you are concerned for your mental health, reach out to a therapist for assistance, or perhaps see a doctor for medication.
As a momtrepreneur, you will be familiar with juggling many tasks and responsibilities at once. If you are concerned about your health, use this guide to help you through the tough times.