Self-Care For Business Owners
As a parent business owner, you’re not exactly going to get a lot of downtime for yourself. You are trying to run your business, look after your kids and make sure that the household continues to run effectively from start to finish. It’s a lot to ask of anyone, especially someone who’s trying to be a present and loving parent all at once!
But, in spite of all of this, self-care has to be a pretty big part of your life. You need to make time for yourself because otherwise, you’ll suffer a burnout or just go mad from the pressure. It’s tough, but let’s take a look at some ideas for looking after you.
Set Clear Business Hours
A good recipe for success when it comes to being a parent business owner is to set clear business hours for your enterprise. You need to sit down and establish a working day for yourself, whether it is the conventional 9 – 5 or something else according to your schedule.
Wherever possible, you need to make sure that you keep to that schedule. The job will take all of you if you let it, and between all of your other responsibilities, you’ll have even less time to sit down and decompress. Clients can wait, and people will understand, especially if your standard of service is high when you actually work, but at least this way, you have a chance of having downtime for self-care.
Weekends Are Yours
A lot of parent business owners tend to follow the same patterns as most organisations and only work weekdays. Most places close over the weekend, and that is pretty reasonable, especially offices and solicitors and such.
Customers and clients will be used to their businesses closing over the weekend and just accept that it is part of life itself. You need to keep the weekends for you, so you can indulge in a little self-care and also spend time with your little ones.
Take That Lunch Break
If you’re going to think about self-care, then you need to examine your working day objectively. It can be very tempting to work all the hours of your day, but this isn’t good for you.
You need to take a lunch break every day. It will be an hour of peace where you sit down, eat and drink, and refocus yourself. It’s good from a self-care perspective because you get the chance to look after you every day.
So overall, these are some of our top suggestions for working towards that self-care you deserve. We choose to focus a lot on the business side of things because being a business owner is a consuming job. You will start to feel like you don’t have the time to look after you because there is always something that could be done for the business. What you choose to do is up to you, and it is all about making sure that you split your time between work, yourself and your kids evenly.
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