The juggling act of being a mother and an entrepreneur over the last 6 months has been a challenge.
At times I feel so overwhelmed and stressed that I just want to throw in the towel. The only thought that keeps me going is that Bella is looking up to me. I also have to remember that there are plenty of single mothers running businesses just like me.
No matter how the business is going I have to be a completely involved Mom to Bella.
My daughter makes me smile. I can be having a rough day and she brightens it with her smile and laugh.
At times I find it hard to pull away from my computer and phone. I really want to be able to unplug from designing websites and tracking social media posts sometimes. I think I will take this weekend to reflect on what I need to do to do both of my jobs the best that I can. I’m going to focus on these things:
Working Out and Wellness/Recreational Activities– I think when I workout, my thoughts are a lot clearer. I want to drink water more so I’m not going to waste anymore time thinking about it. I also want to do activities that both Isabella and I can enjoy together. I see so pins of moms doing yoga with their little ones. I’ve always wanted to try it and think it would be fun for us.
Time Management– This is something I’ve struggled with after college. I have planners, calendars, alerts and reminders, but will always let a meeting run over or forget something. I have to set strict time limits on meetings, social outings and getting my child to daycare on time. I have to inform clients of my office hours.
Bella will want to play and comes up to me and says “Mommy put your phone away.” She will actually take the phone from me. I feel so bad that I’m answering e-mails or checking the performance of campaigns that my child has to tell me to pay attention.
A few years ago Bella and I had an awesome schedule. Dinner, bath, story time and sleep happened like clockwork. Now, living with my Mom, we have Cable and Internet. Bella will want to play and comes up to me and says. We let her watch Peppa Pig or Dora until she feels like it. Children love routine so with her third birthday coming up we need to get back to some sort of bliss.
Organization-I have physical client folders set up, but my digital folders on my Mac are all over the place. This is another area that I have struggled with my whole life. I can find things in chaos, but when I organize things then shit hits the fan. I am a Virgo so clutter makes me cringe. I have to get rid of the clutter in my life. I have so many clothes that I don’t wear, have packed up to donate, but just haven’t donated. They have to leave today. I watch so many Youtube videos about successful people and realize that they get rid of the clutter and look for abundance. I need to do the same.
Relaxation- I have a really hard time relaxing. I stress myself out so much about pleasing my clients when in reality my clients are very laid back. I think meditation could really help.
How do you juggle being a mother and a business owner at the same time?
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