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A Mompreneur’s Guide to Wellbeing

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By Aden Eyob

The adage 'A mother's work is never done has been overused over the years as the basis for mothers putting aside self-care and boundaries. Furthermore, it validates the notion that a mother's needs are not more important than her family or business. Although the saying may have the good intention of a selfless, caring mother, the reality that a mother's work is 'never done' is detrimental to the mindset as it’s setting dangerous precedence of perfectionism and unrealistic demand on time and resources. 

Which leads me to the central point of mindset, and why is it essential to begin with?

Mindset is its simple terms: the mental framework comprised of your thoughts, emotions, value system, and behaviors. It is foundational for learning and personality development. In essence, who you are is a direct reflection of your mindset. Not only that, but it's the most critical factor influencing your success, whether that's your personal, business, or motherhood desires. 

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Having a positive mindset is essential, and more so as a mompreneur, and here's why:

Developing Healthy Self-Esteem

A positive mindset helps to develop healthy self-esteem and a view of the world. An essential tool that affects your daily self-dialogue reinforces your most personal beliefs, attitudes, and feelings about yourself. It all starts with you, not your business, family or peers. When you begin to cultivate positive thoughts about yourself, you will start to feel good about yourself and, in turn, attract the behaviors and situations that validate your initial ideas.  Mompreneurship is a rollercoaster ride, but you have what it takes to ride the waves when you believe in yourself first.

Building Resilience

No matter what you do as a mompreneur, it may seem never to be enough with the mounting demands of activity waiting for your attention, running a business, the laundry, school drop-offs, and pick-up, the list is endless, the path to your success and wellbeing is never smooth. This is where mindset plays a critical role. Adversity tests one’s mettle to the core, especially with this unique pandemic season. Yet, the capacity to move through the pressures of mompreneurship, stress and overwhelm comes from the power of building a resilient mindset. 

Formulating a Winning Mompreneur Perspective

In the words of Tony Robbins, 'nothing in life has any meaning except the meaning we give it. The truth is that mindset has everything to do with perspectives. Your foundational beliefs, attitudes, and biases naturally affect how you process information and experience the world of being a mompreneur. Having an optimistic mindset increases the likelihood of formulating a winning perspective and living in the present moment. Even if things are messy around the house, you have the choice to appreciate the beauty in disarray. Still, it comes down to the mental meaning you ascribe to the situation. The same can be said in your work life, creativity, health, and relationships. Change the unhelpful perspective and watch the situation improve.

Are you thinking, sounds great,  

but how do I develop a healthy mindset?

 As a mompreneur, a healthy mindset is vital for overcoming obstacles, balancing the demands on your time while still creating room for your self-care and wellbeing. One of the ways to develop harmony is to cultivate a calm mind. A calm mind is a frequency in which clarity is found and the ability to reason. A calm mind also brings forth creativity, confidence, productivity, and results. A calm mindset is a key to living in the flow state and tapping into wellbeing. 

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Although there are many ways to attain a calm mind and living in a flow state, here are some tools that will get you going:

1. Daily rituals (AM/PM PowerHabits)

Your everyday routine influences your mindset and outcomes. It creates mind-body-spirit alignment, which is vital for unlocking awareness and the psychology of excellence—as such, making time in the morning and night for yourself is fundamental for getting through the day as a mompreneur. 

2. Self-Talk/surrender statements

How you talk to yourself will impact your mindset, mood, and wellbeing. Introducing identity-based self-talk and affirmation are simple yet effective methods to change unhelpful subconscious behaviors. The key is stating your affirmation with I AM…for what you say after this; with time, you will become. Moreover, adopt surrender or release practices for what you resist persist. For example, suppose you are experiencing challenges with letting go of control. In that case, you can practice daily surrender/release affirmation by stating, 'I surrender/release the need to be in control of my mompreneur duties for I am fully supported.'  

3. Boundaries of Love:  your time matters.

Work with your partner, children and employee to establish house rules, chores, and self-care time. When everyone knows your limits and vice versa, you allow the room for mutual respect, love, and life in a flow state.  

Mindset Formula

Thoughts + Emotion = Behaviour

Remember, your thoughts determine your feelings which in turn determine your behavior and outcome. So the next time you catch yourself behaving in a way you do not like, ask yourself what thoughts have I entered into my mind and challenge yourself to change the ideas, which will change your feelings and result in a better behavior or outcome.  

And, by the way, join our Monday Morning M.O.T. : Mindset Optimization Trainings. It is a great way to get yourself in the right mindset for success. Our sessions are engaging and interactive so they don’t feel like lectures at all! We cover topics such as goal setting, motivation, productivity hacks, time management tips, networking skills – anything that will help us become more successful individuals overall. And best of all – it only takes 30 minutes out of your day once a week! That’s less than 1% of your entire week spent doing something productive for yourself!

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