Everyday Life Hacks from our Founder Mompreneur
As a clean beauty mompreneur, I understand the juggling act of balancing family life and running a business. Over the years, I've discovered some valuable everyday life hacks that have helped me navigate the challenges and find a sense of balance. Below are a few of my tips and tricks, in the hopes that they will inspire and support fellow working parents and business owners.
Embrace Time Blocking:
Time blocking is a game-changer when it comes to maximizing productivity. When I set aside dedicated blocks of time for different tasks, such as work, family, self-care, and household chores, it makes a difference. This works particularly when I take into account my energy levels at different times during the day. By creating a schedule that prioritizes these areas, I’m often able to focus on one task at a time and complete each one with a greater sense of fulfillment.
Streamline Your Morning Routine:
Mornings can be chaotic, especially when you have little ones to get ready for the day. Simplify your morning routine by preparing the night before. For some, that may include laying out clothes, packing lunches, and organizing bags to save time and reduce stress in the morning. However, for me, taking a moment to jot down a list of tasks that I’d like to remember in the morning does the trick. Often as I’m slugging before bed in the evening, I can take that moment to be mindful about my priorities for the start of the next day.
Delegate and Outsource:
Gone are the days of feeling hesitant about asking for help! It has become a necessity to delegate tasks both at home and in my business. I definitely support folks hiring a babysitter, asking family members for support, or outsourcing certain business tasks as needed. By offloading some responsibilities, you'll have more time, energy, and joy to give to the people and things you care about.
Self-care is not a luxury; it's a necessity, especially for busy working mothers. Carve out time each day, even if it's just a few minutes, to do something that rejuvenates your mind and body. It could be enjoying a cup of tea, practicing mindfulness, taking a walk, or indulging in a skincare routine using your own clean beauty products. Remember, taking care of yourself allows you to show up better for your family and business.
Efficient Meal Planning:
Meal planning is a game-changer when it comes to saving time. Take a few moments each week to plan meals, create a shopping list, and prep ingredients when possible. Batch cooking and freezing meals for busy days has served us all well. Additionally, try embracing simple and nutritious recipes that require minimal time and effort to prepare.
Establishing boundaries is crucial to maintaining balance in any relationship. Communicate your availability and non-negotiable family time to your clients, employees, and colleagues. Setting aside specific hours for work and dedicated uninterrupted quality time with family does wonders. Stand strong when you need to say no and prioritize what truly matters to you.
Being a working mother and running a business can no doubt be challenging, but with a few life hacks and intentional choices, one can find a sense of balance and fulfillment. Remember, you're not alone on this journey! By supporting and learning from one another, we can thrive together. And know that for all your moisturizing needs, Mother’s Shea is there for an all-in-one, non-toxic, soothing clean beauty experience for you and your loved ones.