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The Balancing Act -Guest Blogger Ilonda Clayton

 

 

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Balancing Act

Being a mom alone is one of the hardest jobs in the world, and for a lot of women a career is an  added demand. So how can one balance parenting and having your own business? Here are some tools that you can implement each day to insure you are living a healthy well balanced life.

1. Try to get at least 20 minutes of exercise day. Yes! I know it seems like a challenge, but this will help with your weight management, reducing stress, and exercise releases endorphins which has a direct reflect on several key neurotransmitters that are related to mood. You can even include the kids. (ex. Yoga, Walking)

2. Eat healthy meals each day. Planning your meals is one way to ensure you eat a well-
balanced meal daily. Planning meals helps you manage your time better and makes meal preparation easier.

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3. Use a planner, this is an important visual tool to use so that you will not get overwhelmed with daily tasks. Sundays is a great day to write down your plan for the week. Setting goals will help you to organize your time and your resources so that you can make the most of your day.

4. Have an accountability partner(s). Find a group or a friend that are entrepreneurs and moms as well. This will be a great support when dealing with challenges that arise. “Many highly successful business people have accountability partners who they talk to regularly to check in on progress and work through any distractions or obstacles that have come up” (n.d.)

-Ilonda Clayton @ ilondaclayton.com

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