Updated: Aug 19, 2020
Recently we welcomed our son Ethan into our family. With a toddler, a husband who now works at home, and two businesses. I have had a lot on my plate.
A question I get asked, "How do you do it all?"
The simple answer is, I don't.
I luckily have an amazing support system that keeps me sane along with my must-haves:
Facial Wipes to clean your face when you are too tired to do anything else
Keurig next to the bed
Trust me when I say these are game-changers! Especially the last one. Who doesn't love to wake up to the smell of coffee next to the bed and not have to get up?
As for striking a balance between being an entrepreneur and life, it can be tricky. Real-life isn't the curated collection of perfect moments you see on Instagram, but rather it is full of ups and downs, stress and joy, and all the magic in between.
But it can be challenging. If you are a mom, you know that it is like a full-time job. So today, I am covering tips and tricks to balance both worlds.
I am lucky that I have amazing team that I trust to help keep my businesses running. Delegation is really been important for our success because I don't have to do everything myself. Instead, I created an amazing team that is able to stage homes, set up scheduling, and so on so I have the ability to spend some more time with my newborn.
2. Don't Judge Yourself
There is no such thing as the perfect balance. Everyone is unique and has to find what feels good to them. It can feel frustrating when you see people online who seemingly have it all put together. Remind yourself that Instagram is just a highlight reel. You don't know what's going on behind the screen. So take the pressure off of yourself, there is no such thing as a perfect mom!
This might sound like a no-brainer, but it's important to bring up. To stay organized, make lists, set up a calendar, and keep track of what you need to get done. Find what works for you and don't forget to schedule yourself some time for self-care!
The truth is you can do it all. It can seem tricky and overwhelming at first but it is surely worth it. There may be times where my business gets more attention than my kids and vice versa.