Do you ever struggle with mom guilt? Ever feel like you’re struggling to build a business and be a mom at the same time? How do we know if we are making the right choices? When we are with our kids we feel like there are a million things we are neglecting in our business, and when we are building business we feel like we could be giving our kids more attention. Trying to find that balance with being a mom and building a business can feel challenging and impossible at times. The good news is it doesn’t have to be so complicated. Today we will share how to eliminate the mom guilt so you can worry less and focus on what really matters.
How To Eliminate The Mom Guilt
1. Accept the Trade Offs
When you first joined your business, there was a reason you joined, not the cliché “Find your why”but a real reason. For most people initially it is to have extra income, more time with your family, to work from home, etc.Go back to that why. What is it that made your business appealing to you? Knowing this will make all the difference.
When you are building a business, and taking on motherhood there is going to be compromises, sacrifices and tradeoffs. This is why a crystal-clear vision is a must. If you have clarity and vision as to why you are doing what you do it’s easier not feel so guilty. The guilt usually creeps in when we aren’t sure why we are making the sacrifices and putting in the work. It’s hard to get results in anything you are not committed to. It is important to have clarity on why you’re doing the things you do each day and understand that there will be tradeoffs.
Helpful exercise: Make a list of tradeoffs that are important and anytime you question yourself, read your list.
2. Don’t Dilute your Presence with Distraction
We can be with our children 24/7 and not actually be with our children. It’s easy to be distracted by the phone or laptop, these distractions tend to happen when we are trying to do to much at once. Don’t dilute your presence anymore. This starts by seperating the two, and scheduling designated work hours and quality time with your children.
Enroll your children in your schedule this way they are aware that mommy has her work time and after she’s done its their time. This would be the same way it would be if you had to be at a job each day, except for much longer hours. Remember when it’s time to be with the family “it’s their time” this means no phone or laptop. Doing these tiny things have made a difference in my business and how I personally feel as a mother. When you implement this type of strategy you eliminate the guilt because you know you are giving your kids quality time, and thats really what matters most.
3. Get clear that no mom has it all together
There is no mom out there that has it all together. Thats right, there is no such thing as the perfect mom. Sometimes we can get caught up on what we see on social media and unfortunately its a trend in our society for moms to try to one up one another. Don’t play this game, play the game of empowering other women.
In my opinion the number one thing that causes mom guilt is that we are all way too busy trying to compete and be the “perfect mom”. This causes us to start comparing ourselves and we began to think that we’re not doing enough. You are enough, your best is enough. Those little eyes that look up at you, they think you are perfect. They think you are more than enough. You are amazing.
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