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    A Lifestyle Guide For Mompreneurs To Strike Work-Life Balance

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    As an entrepreneur, your work will never come to an end, but if you are also a mother, then that’s akin to managing two full-time jobs, which can be quite a challenge. Akshita Gupta, CEO, ABL Workspaces, who also recently became a mom, is of the opinion that between being a caregiver and a business leader, while the ride may not be too smooth, it will be worth it.

    Sharing her experience, Akshita says, “Initially, it was not easy for me to juggle two worlds, and I always wondered how other mothers managed it so efficiently. I then realised that you can’t do everything at once, and started focusing on my daily routine to create a sustainable work-life balance.” With some minor changes in her day-to-day life and strong willpower, she has created a win-win situation for both of her ‘avatars’. She shares below some tips that will help other mompreneurs lead a peaceful and stress-free life.


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    Plan Your Week

    Being a mompreneur requires you to plan better and have clarity on your every day or weekly task list. It’s good to take out some time before the start of the week and list down issues that need your attention both at the office and at home, including your business meetings and the vaccination of your child. Once done, set clear timelines and execute them. A shambolic routine can hamper your productivity and might leave you disoriented with no clarity on your priorities. Following your planner will help you achieve your important business targets on time and will leave you with ample time for your little one and family.


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    Avoid Overlaps

    Women are born multi-taskers with a strong sense of self-worth and usually take on responsibilities early in life. It’s in-built that we take up every single task to our heart and believe in finishing it end-to-end, and at times let one commitment overlap the other. However, once you are a mother, things are different, and overlapping will not help. Set work timings for yourself and finish your tasks during those defined timings. Never let your work take over your family time.

    Embrace Help

    “Having been born and raised in a joint family, I have always seen family members coming together and helping each other – be it in the kitchen or the business world. So, never shy away from reaching out to your loved ones including your spouse, in-laws, or parents, and let them support you,” says Akshita. If not family, then engage someone who can help you manage your things in the office or at home. Make sure that you give 30 minutes to yourself every day to sit back and relax.


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    Baby’s Day Out (In Office)

    Many corporates have day-care centres near their offices or even allow employees to bring their kids to the office occasionally. See if you can then take your kids to your workplace; let them see your commitments and the extra pressure you take at work. Allow them to help you and take your stress away with their jokes, smiles, or even hugs. Kids are much smarter than we think and it’s ideal to let them know how you manage your time.

    Quick Getaways

    Being an entrepreneur, you cannot afford to take a long break. So, try to spend at least one day a week with your family. If possible, stay away from your computer and emails to protect your family time and spend some quality time with loved ones. Always remember, you are never too old to play with your kids or let them defeat you in their games.

    Being a mompreneur is a roller coaster ride, and it is okay to slow down and learn from your mistakes. 


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