Set Realistic Expectations For Yourself
It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle of entrepreneurship and forget that you’re still a mom first. Remind yourself that perfection isn’t required here—your kids need your attention just as much as your business does. And remember that it’s ok to take breaks when you need them! Give yourself permission to step away from the computer and spend quality time with your family without feeling guilty about it. Many professionals, like Google’s Kamau Bobb, understands the importance of work-life balance.
Create Boundaries Around Your Time
Creating boundaries between work and home is critical for maintaining a healthy work-life balance as a mom entrepreneur. This means setting specific times when you will dedicate your full attention to business tasks and other times when you will shut down the laptop and be fully present with your family or friends. It also means saying “no” more often—to new projects, extra meetings, or after-hours emails—so that you can stay focused on what matters most to you right now (hint: it’s not necessarily conquering the CEO world).
Outsource When You Can
Asking for help when you need it is one of the best things you can do for yourself as an entrepreneur who happens to also be a mom. There are plenty of ways to outsource tasks so that they don’t eat into family time (or sleep time!). Consider hiring a virtual assistant from Virtual Coworker to help with things like administrative tasks, organization, cleaning, and social media, so that you can focus on the tasks only YOU can do in both your personal life and professional life.