This was an article I started gor myself years ago when I was sitting in my lounge room and thinking what am I doing…and today here with a Teenager I still have these moments so I thought it was time to refresh the post and share some real business moments with you all!
Juggling the demands of work and motherhood is no easy feat, and it’s perfectly normal to have moments of self-doubt and questioning your choices. As a working mum, you wear many hats, and it’s important to give yourself credit for all that you accomplish.
The allure of entrepreneurship, the desire to create and nurture something meaningful, often draws us into this whirlwind of activity. We envision ourselves as the architects of our own destiny, the providers for our families, and the catalysts for positive change. Yet, amidst the thrill of turning ideas into reality, it’s easy to get caught up in the relentless demands of running a business and managing a household.
The relentless demands of work, coupled with the unwavering needs of family, can sometimes lead to moments of self-doubt and questioning and you know what that is normal and it happens to everyone. (even those you think it doesn’t happen to)
It’s important to remember that these moments are not a reflection of inadequacy or failure, but rather a testament to unwavering dedication and resilience you have to your business and your family because it shows you care.
In the face of a demanding workload, it’s perfectly acceptable to find yourself working in your pajamas at 2 pm, fueled by coffee and determination. I have created some pretty amazing things in Pjs at 2pm and even 2am.
We often set impossibly high standards for ourselves, expecting to excel in every aspect of our lives. However, it’s crucial to recognise that perfection is an unattainable ideal, and Perfectly Impefect is perfect!
Allow yourself to have days where you question your choices and feel overwhelmed it is a sign of self-awareness and emotional intelligence, it is what you do after those moments that count.
When those moments arise, take a step back, regroup, and refocus on the reasons that led you down this path.
- Remind yourself of the passion that ignited your entrepreneurial spirit.
- Reflect on the love for your family that fuels your determination.
- Reawaken the satisfaction derived from making a positive impact on the world around you.
- Embrace those moments of exhaustion as a sign of your dedication and hard work.
- Cherish the periods of immense satisfaction that will follow, knowing that you’ve accomplished something truly remarkable.
And yes, there will be days when the workload seems insurmountable, and the temptation to stay in pajamas all day is overwhelming. But those moments of exhaustion are often followed by periods of immense satisfaction, knowing that you’ve accomplished something truly remarkable.
- Take a break. Step away from your work for a few minutes and clear your head. Go for a walk, listen to some music, or do something you enjoy.
- Talk to someone you trust. Share your thoughts and feelings with a friend, family member, or therapist.
- Set realistic expectations. Don’t try to do everything at once. Break down your tasks into smaller, more manageable steps.
- Prioritise your self-care. Make time for activities that you enjoy and that help you relax and recharge.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help. There is no shame in asking for help from family, friends, or colleagues.
So here I am stepping myself back into the rollercoaster ride that is business and being a Mum. I will ride the highs and lows, the moments of chaos and the flashes of brilliance and know I am doing this for me.
Memo to myself: You’re not just a working Mum; you’re a force of nature, a woman of resilience and passion, a creator of dreams and a builder of worlds. Keep going, keep believing, and keep inspiring those around you.