Hello Mamas, how are ya? Are you running around, making sure the kiddos are sorted, the laundry is done, the dinner cooked? Oh, and don’t forget about sorting your partner’s lunch and dry cleaning, all while building your business and having life generally under control? Yikes, I am tired just writing that.

What about YOU? Have you asked yourself how YOU are doing lately? You are important. This is where self-care comes in. You know, making sure your glass is full. If you aren’t feeling like YOUR best self, how can you perform your best in your business?

 

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You’re not alone!

You are not alone if you are scratching your head thinking, ‘What self-care? When am I supposed to fit THAT in?!’ Well, let me tell you how.

Sometimes self-care can get muddled up with long, lush baths, facials, massages, etc. Sometimes it can be a super sweaty session at the gym or a long run. That is SO not my definition of self-care, but it could be yours and that is the beauty of self-care.

Some people’s self-care is just having quiet time while their little ones are still asleep, reading or meditating. Or perhaps your self-care is sitting in a cafe with a good coffee or eating a good, nourishing meal. The point is, self-care is whatever gets YOU back in that alignment and fills your cup up.

 

So how do I do this self-care thing?

So how do you figure out what the heck fills your cup up? Well, it is pretty simple-what lights you up? What makes you feel good, like really good? The best version of yourself? No rules, everything goes here. Some examples are:

  • Having a bubble bath with essential oils and Epsom salts
  • Get a back massage
  • Go to a sweaty OR relaxing yoga class
  • Dance around your kitchen-Impromptu dance party with your kids
  • Make a super lush meal and eat it with reverence

Now, how the heck do I fit it in? If it works for you, invite a friend to do it with you. Perhaps you want to start a new morning routine and waking up early works-do that! Schedule it. As a Mumpreneur, we tend to be ALL about the schedule. So do that-schedule your self-care in. That gets it done, right? Finally, skip lunch. I know, I know, sounds counterproductive. However, if you work or freelance in an office, see if they offer fitness classes during your lunch break. You get up, you get to move. If they don’t or you don’t work in that environment, go for a walk. Getting out in nature can really help fill your cup up if that’s your bag.

 

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Conclusion

The point of this article is that YOU matter. You can’t be your best self if you are tired, cranky, annoyed, anxious. You can’t be the best mumpreneur, mum, partner, friend if you are all of those things. How can you expect to grow your business in that situation?

Let me know how you have decided to take care of yourself with your self-care!

 

Guest post was written by Sarah

I am a Mama and a Mrs, a yogi and an essential oils junkie, as well as a Holistic Wellness Coach. I have been leading Mamas on their unique wellness journeys for the past 5 years, starting with yoga, moving on to essential oils, and now incorporating it all in Holistic Wellness Coaching. My motto is to have fun and to laugh our way through the education-if you aren’t having fun, then we aren’t doing it right!

Find me at Sarah Byrne Yoga

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4 Comments

Heather · 02/08/2018 at 7:58 pm

Love this! I left a 15-year corporate career to try the “mumpreneur” thing, and sometimes I’m so tempted to go back to the security of a regular job. But then I have days like today where I have a sick puppy and a kid who was up all night and I’m so thankful for the freedom that working for myself provides!

    Sarah · 02/08/2018 at 9:15 pm

    I can completely understand that, Heather! Sometimes, when the going gets tough, that I want to go back to the security of a 9-to-5 job BUT then school holidays come around or my daughter gets ill and I too, am grateful that I am able to work from home in my PJs (or just wear yoga clothes!) Hope your little one and pup are right as rain soon! x

Sasha · 02/08/2018 at 8:26 pm

What an amazing message! Sometimes I get so wrapped up in what I’m doing I totally forget about how to take care of me. Never mind everybody else. Thanks for the reminder

    Sarah · 02/08/2018 at 9:13 pm

    Amazing! I am so happy you resonated with the message-it has been such a topic of conversation with my Mama friends at the moment, especially since it is Summer holidays! 🙂 How do you do self-care? I always love finding out how people take care of themselves 🙂

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