Why you should lean on your support system as a new mom
If you're an expecting business-owning mom, embracing support might not come naturally. Let's face it – as moms, we're wired to expect a lot from ourselves.
It took me about nine months with my first son, Frank, to truly embrace and systematize the art of asking for help. It's a challenge many of us face – the societal conditioning to handle everything on our own.
It's time to break free from the "Supermom Syndrome" and recognize that asking for help is not a sign of weakness but a testament to our strength.
Business Support Blueprint
What type of support will help your business thrive while you embrace the joys of motherhood?
Administrative Support: Having someone tackle day to day, tasks, schedule client meetings, and manage emails can be a game-changer. This is going to allow you to focus on what matters most.
Project Manager: Enlist a dedicated project manager to keep operations smooth. This superhero ensures projects stay on track, preventing last minute panics, and keeps the business wheels turning.
Bat Line: Proactively set up a work "bat line" -- this is a designated contact for work-related matters during your maternity leave. This focused communication channel can make all of the difference in staying connected without drowning in information.
Crafting Home Harmony
Now, what about finding support within the walls of your own home? That's just as important - if not more.
Magic in Meal Prepping: Meal prep is going to become your lifeline. Whether you bake and freeze meals in advance, or enlist the help of a meal prep service, having nutritious and ready to eat meals will be a gift to your future-self. P.S. The phrase "the more, the better" one hundred percent applies when creating your meals!
House Tasks: Outsource household tasks like lawn care. Those seemingly trivial hours can make a monumental difference in allowing more time for precious family moments.
Clean and Clear: Explore cleaning services for a clutter-free environment. A tidy space can significantly reduce stress, contributing to a more peaceful postpartum experience. If your space is clean and clear, it will help your mind feel the same.
What seems unimportant today, might become crucial tomorrow. Be open to adjusting your support system based on your evolving circumstance. By unlocking the power of support in both your business and home, you're not only planning a maternity leave -- you are conquering it.
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