Having a baby and a business

Having a baby does not have to mean the end of your dream of owning your own business. Starting a family was something I put off for some time and now that I have Saharah I can honestly say that I probably could have done it earlier. You get fulfilled in a whole new way . You learn to love unconditionally no matter what gets thrown at you (sometimes literally!)

The key to having it all is not expecting yourself to do it all.

That is impossible.

Many moms place way too much pressure on themselves to run the perfect household, do all the childcare and be the director of a successful business that turns a decent profit.

This can only lead to one thing: BURN OUT

You need to allow yourself the time for self care and by that I mean things that are purely for your own rejuvenation: be it a long bath with candles, a stroll on the beach every afternoon, lunch with a friend once a week, yoga classes or what ever it is that lights you up and helps you to feel pampered.

I recently booked into The Canelands Spa in Salt Rock, Ballito for the day and enjoyed a healthy breakfast overlooking the ocean followed by a a hot stone massage, a facial and I treated myself to a pack of organic skin care products. Whenever I apply the moisturiser the fragrance reminds me of how I felt that day. That is self care right there!

It took me some time to get to the point of booking this day retreat, with a few nudges from my business coach!

“But I just don’t have the time!” 

We all have the same amount of time in a day so why are some women able to do the things above and some not? They have taken the next step in business which is to delegate, hire people and outsource.

If you are considering outsourcing why not book a 15 minute Skype consultation with me to discuss your Blogging, SEO & Social Media needs.

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Image by Craig Bruce of Segerius Bruce Photography
taken when Saharah was 6 months old.