If you are building a life for yourself and your family, you need to get the balance right. When you are working in a business capacity whether starting a business or you need to put in a lot of hours, you’ve got to remember that there’s a lot you can do to ensure that your children feel supported.
We all have that mother’s guilt. So what does it really take to make sure that we can get the balance right so our children feel the benefits but also our business doesn’t suffer?
Putting the Practical Components Into Place First
If anything, we need to make sure we’ve got an undercurrent of the right foundations. In business, we need to remember there’s a lot at stake so we’ve got to ensure that we are able to cover ourselves in a practical sense.
This could involve having extra insurance if you’re going self-employed. It’s important to remember that right now we are at a crossroads when it comes to insurance premiums because of the rising costs, and as an entrepreneur, it could have an impact on your ability to trade.
There’s an article where the Family First Life CEO Shawn Meaike talks about the factors that affect insurance premiums as the company provides support for families in terms of insurance premiums and preparing for retirement that is worth looking at because it can give you a better understanding of the basics. The fact is that if we’re going to invest a lot of money and time into something, we’ve got to cover ourselves practically as a priority.
Blocking Out Your Business Time
A lot of people talk about scheduling time in a family calendar. But this isn’t always possible. There are always going to be things that come up at the last minute. However, it’s about taking a flexible approach, which isn’t always easy.
You can schedule time with your family and make sure that you put your phone away. But it’s also worth thinking about how the business would be impacted if you spent a little bit of time away. Nine times out of ten, spending an hour away from your phone and not checking your emails is not going to cause an earthquake!
Not Letting Your Business Impact Your Children
Family time is family time and business time is business time, and ne’er the twain shall meet. And in order to do this effectively, you have to look after yourself properly, but you’ve also got to remember that while there are potential threats in terms of your business success, it shouldn’t affect your children. This is why getting that balance right is so important.
Learning how to switch your business brain off when you are with your children is just as important because they shouldn’t have to feel your concerns. The fact is that if we’re trying to spend quality time with our children we don’t have to spend a lot of time with them in order to reap the benefits. Quality time can be as little as 10 minutes when done right!
Ensuring that your children feel supported when you are running a business can be a delicate balance. However, there are plenty of ways to do it. Many other mompreneurs have done, it so you can do it too!Published in