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Balancing Back-to-School as a Parent Entrepreneur

As a female entrepreneur, you probably get a lot of conflicting information about how you “should” act. Is it OK to be assertive? Or will that make people not like you? Is it OK to be kind, or does that mean people will take advantage of you?

Business owners and entrepreneurs alike require diligence and organization to keep their business running. When the summer months roll around, it's common to adapt to the laid-back lifestyle that comes along with warmer weather. While this environment can be relaxing and refreshing, it can be a bit too relaxing if you’re relying on your business financially. Neglecting your responsibilities as an entrepreneur might set you back mentally, making it feel impossible to maintain success throughout this time.

But, we've got a secret to share with you. You are not alone. And the truth is, everyone needs summer break. The only thing is, since you've adjusted to this new routine with your kids at home and loads of free time piling up, the transition back-to-school might be difficult.

How will we ever get back into a routine?

What if my kids need help with homework, but I’m still working?

Will I have enough time to help out with extracurriculars and sports?

I don’t want to neglect my children or my business — what do I do?

If you’ve had thoughts like these, just know it’s totally normal!!

We all experience self-doubt, especially when we’re spreading ourselves too thin. It’s okay to feel like you can’t balance it all.That voice in your head telling you you’ll fail? It’s just your self-doubt.

When you hear that voice, it probably means you need to break for self-care. Yes — even 30 seconds of breathing counts.

You’ve built a business and you’ve built a family. You don’t have to sacrifice either one.

The first piece of advice is don’t sweat the small stuff. You’ve got bigger fish to fry than miscellaneous tasks on your to-do list. If they don’t impact your day-to-day, you’ll be okay pushing them off to a later time. (Make sure you actually get them done.) Set your priorities each week for both family and work. Stick to the most important tasks, things that you simply can’t put off. If you’re overwhelmed or overbooked, try saving some of your household chores and errands for the weekend. (Bonus points if your family helps with the chores and errands.)

If you can’t put off some of your obligations until a later date, ask for help!

There’s no shame in needing a hand. It’s true that it really does take an army to keep things running smoothly, and even then there’s the occasional bump in the road.

Have a friend or family member run an errand for you while you help the kids with their spelling homework. Maybe you need your sister to pick the kids up from school so you can meet with an important client and close a sale. Whatever it is, don’t be afraid to ask! Your support system will help you. They want to see you grow, and you contribute to their success, too. It’s all about teamwork!

Nobody’s perfect and back-to-school is a stressful time for parents of any kind. Don’t let anxiety distract you from your entrepreneurial journey. Your wants and needs are important. Your success is what sets your children up for success. They may follow in your footsteps and gain so much from seeing a parent that is dedicated and determined.

At She Reigns Creative, we want to help make your life as an entrepreneur as easy as possible. We know how hard it is to juggle personal and professional life. Still, we love to influence our clients to merge the two together and develop a lifestyle that can help them reach success in all aspects of their life. Needless to say, sometimes we all need a little help finding the right strategy to reach our goals. We’re here to help – book a free strategy call with us today!

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