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  • Getting Rid of "Mommy Guilt"

    Moms are the real superheroes. They take care of their kids and family day and night, and they sacrifice a great deal just to ensure that everyone is okay. They prioritize other people over themselves and offer up their time just to be of service to others.

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    Tips on managing your time

    In Mallory Sills’s The Style Success Podcast, she talks to her guest Louise Edu about the challenges of time management. Louise gives precious tips that are not just useful for mom-preneurs and mom-bosses, but also for ladies who aren’t moms.

    1. Get rid of your to-do list.

    To-do lists do not have a structure. They’re basically just that — a list. It doesn’t show you a process of how you should go about the tasks systematically, so it ends up being counter-productive instead.

    Ditch your to-do list and write down a schedule instead. For every task that you need to do, make sure that a specific time is attached to it. This way, you are able to keep yourself accountable, and you lend a sense of urgency to the task. Moreover, by writing a schedule, you have a realistic idea of how much you can actually accomplish within a given time. This will keep you from bombarding yourself with things that you cannot possibly do in one day.

    1. Schedule in time with your kids.

    Include family time in your daily schedule so that you can be sure you won’t be neglecting time with your kids. And when you’re finally with them, make an effort to disconnect from your mobile and prevent all kinds of distractions. Ensure that the time you have allotted is exclusively for them.

    By doing this, you can let go of the “mommy guilt” that you may be feeling. The fact that you are spending time and energy on yourself and on things that you enjoy may seem selfish, but feeling good about yourself is important as it sends a message of self-love to your kids. It also leads to a ripple effect. When you feel great about yourself, you carry that same positive energy towards your children.

    So do something for yourself. Whether it’s putting up a business that you’re passionate about, getting into a hobby that you’ve always wanted to try, or dressing up to look and feel nice, go ahead and make yourself happy, just like these lovely women!

    Amanda, a basic colors kind of girl, dressing up with a funky and striking color combination

    Ashley, the working momma, sporting a pop of color in an outfit that reflects both business and play

    Marilou showing us that you can be casual, hip, and cool at any age

    1. Stop thinking you can do everything in one day.

    There are only 24 hours in a day. If you can’t accomplish all the things you wish to do in a specific day, don’t feel bad about it. There’s really no pressure because you can always continue doing it the next day. Don’t put too much on your plate; go easy on yourself.

    How to switch your limiting beliefs into something positive

    It would also help to switch your mindset from the limiting beliefs that you may have. Some of these typically include:

    “If I spend time on my business, I lose time for my kids.”

    Instead of feeling guilty about this, you should think about how your business enables you to create abundance and opportunity. In the long run, these things will allow you the luxury of time.

    “I’m not qualified because I’m ‘just a mom’.”

    Being a mom should not be a hindrance to anything that you want to achieve. You are a mom! You are not “just a mom.” You are capable of doing so many things, so you are definitely up to scratch. Go ahead and uplevel your life; it’s okay to want more for yourself and for your family. It’s okay to create opportunities to attain financial abundance for your kids. It’s okay to have your own style that makes you feel good.

    “Moms don’t ask for help.”

    Moms are the real superheroes, without a doubt. However, you also need to keep in mind that you can’t be everything for anyone. You’ll mess up once in a while, and that’s fine. If you can’t do something on your own, don’t hesitate to ask for help. In one way or another, other people, especially moms, are going through something similar — you’re not alone. It would also mean a lot if you could embrace your flaws and love yourself including all your imperfections.

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