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Why You Should Put Self-Care Into Your Busy Schedule as an Entrepreneur

Self-care is a term that is often heard of nowadays because the frantic pace we're living our life at nowadays leaves little room for self-reflection. This is why self-care is necessary to ensure we are paying attention to our deepest and innermost needs so that we can not only function at our best but feel our best too. So, if you are a busy mompreneur who hasn't been paying much attention to her self-care, here are more reasons how and why you should make this a priority in your day.

Finding time for self-care

Suppose you feel like your schedule doesn't allow for taking much time out of your day for yourself. Then this is exactly the reason why you should pencil in some time just to take a moment for yourself, even if it means deliberately utilizing your lunch hour to do something that revives your senses and makes you feel more whole and complete upon your return.

Again, what you choose to do is up to you. For example, you might feel like incorporating more exercise into your day. Or you could just treat yourself to a nice, healthy

lunch at your favorite restaurant every so often. It's the little things like these that can make the world of difference in how you approach life and work in general. What will you do for yourself? Leave a comment and let me know:)

Delegate responsibilities

Speaking of penciling in some time in your busy diary for yourself, perhaps you need to move things around a bit in order to do so. This may require enlisting the help of someone else, such as a friend, family member or if you have the finances, a personal assistant, to help take care of some of the tasks you're usually responsible for. Again, this may take a change in mindset if you're used to doing it all yourself as a mom and entrepreneur. Nonetheless, we all require help at some point. Furthermore, it is in recognizing that you may require assistance that may just end up being the most life-changing step of all.

Accept it is okay to say no

If you are feeling overly consumed by your duties and responsibilities, then it may be time to take a step back and assess those areas that you absolutely don't want to be involved in anymore. Rather, it's about realizing the need to say 'no' when you cannot take on anything more physically, mentally, or emotionally. And resting in the fact that even if you do say no, things will work out as they're meant to, even if you are not able to take on the world at this moment in time.

Relaxing techniques to ease the pressure of the day

Granted, there will be some days when there will be absolutely no room for anything else besides pushing to meet the deadline on time. In these instances, there are certain relaxing techniques that you could apply to help ease the pressure of the day such as taking a few moments to meditate, stretching it out, using aromatherapy to calm the senses, or even taking your pet to work to help you feel more calm and relaxed instantly.

Figuring out shortcuts

The key to finding time in your day for yourself is to figure out shortcuts to make your time work for you. For example, if you are thinking of starting your own business, then you should go with a business structure that is simple and easy to set up, saving you time in this area to do things you could be doing for yourself instead.

An LLC is a good option to go with here, as it is just a very flexible and convenient business structure to use if you are short on time and energy.

Furthermore, it has other benefits that make it that much more attractive such as tax

advantages and limited liability, which can further give you peace of mind that your personal assets will be protected should anything go wrong with your business financially. A formation service can help you register your business easily online and will take care of all the paperwork for you so that you don'knowt have to. Also, they are knowledgeable about the different filing legislation that could apply in different states.

Another example that you may want to use if you are managing a remote team is to find

shortcuts regarding the way you communicate with them. So try a free PDF editor if sending multiple emails is becoming a hassle, especially if you want to communicate multiple changes a document. With this tool, you can add text, drawings, sticky notes, highlights, and more to a PDF document containing many images so that you can communicate these changes on one page rather than having to send many emails to do so.

Change up your home environment

Your home environment will also matter a great deal in regard to making you feel better or worse about your day. So if it is looking a little cluttered lately, then be sure to declutter, reorganize and let in plenty of natural light and fresh air to create a more calming and peaceful atmosphere that is more conducive to your mental well-being.

As a busy mompreneur, it is essential that you take self-care seriously if you want to be your best at business whilst being the happiest and most contented mom at the same time. This can be attributed to putting those boundaries in place so that you have adequate time for the most important responsibilities in your life.

Article written by Gwen Payne.

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