How to find time to practice self-care as a stay-at-home mom and a business owner

Being a business owner is exciting and fun, but as a mom you already put yourself aside, and now with your "new baby" (a.k.a., your business), you're even less of a priority.

The struggle to find "me" time is real. If you have a seriously busy schedule, it might seem impossible to somehow find extra time (HA!) to squeeze in self-care activities like practicing mindfulness, hitting the gym, writing in a journal, or getting enough sleep. But here's the thing: The busier you are, the more important self-care becomes.

Start by setting aside a specific time of day for exercise, meditation, reading.

What kind of business do you have? Do you have a morning commute? Or if your business is home-based, do you take the kids to school? Maybe both? Either way, driving is a great time to add in a gratitude practice or affirmations or listening to a self-development book. I'm a huge fan of Jen Sincero's self-help books, starting with You are A Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life.

Time-blocking is a fantastic way to truly understand how you're spending your time. When you write down everything you do, it brings to light tasks that you can delegate, or just stop doing. My time-blocking priorities are Me/Self-care, Family, then Business. You're no good to anyone if you get knocked down--you're Mom. The glue that holds it all together so make sure to set aside time for you.

Whatever you do, don't wait until you reach your breaking point. If you truly feel like you have no time for yourself, start by taking 'mini-breaks' and just walk away for a few moments. Practice breathing deeply, tell yourself, "Yes, you can," and continue on.

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