A mom who hustles is someone who fearlessly, and relentlessly goes after the life she wants.
She has faith, determination, courage, grit, and knows that opportunities are something she has to create with help. That’s right. It’s impossible to do this motherhood thing alone.
Hustling isn’t easy. In fact, I’m not a huge fan of the word. But hustling is something we mamas inevitably do on the daily for our family!
In order to thrive while us moms “hustle”, we must do a few of the things I listed below otherwise we can feel depleted.
I’m still learning as I hustle along but what I know for sure is when I apply some of these 5 things I listed below to my everyday “hustle” it has undoubtedly made a difference in my success and overall happiness.
1. Let stuff go
This one has been the biggest challenge while I hustle to contribute to my family’s income, but it’s one of the most important. Once I began to let go of certain things like vacuuming daily, having all the laundry put away, etcetera, I suddenly had more time to work on contributing financially to my family.
In other words, letting go of “trying to do it all” is essential if you want your hustle (whatever that may be) to feel like it’s worth it.
I don’t know how many times I’ve neglected myself in order to “hustle”. In fact, I fully know how important self-care is. Yet, time and time again I put myself last and make everything else a priority first.
This year, one of my goals has been to take care of myself first and I’m happy to say that while it isn’t always easy, I’ve been doing more for me! This, in turn, makes “that mom hustle” feel fun instead of like a stressful chore.
3. Wake up early
I love my sleep! Waking up early is definitely challenging for me, but when I do this, I feel amazing! I feel far more productive, and best of all, I get some much-needed alone time before the morning hustle and bustle. I use this time to get my work out in, catch up on work, or simply just sit in peace and enjoy my coffee.
When I exercise I am happier, more energetic, and patient. Exercise also helps me clear the clutter in my busy brain. When my brain is too full, it leads to forgetfulness and feeling disorganized.
Starting an exercise routine isn’t the easiest thing, but even going on brisk walks can make all the difference.
5. Ask for help
I’m not sure why asking for help feels like a sign of weakness because it’s absolutely not!! Seriously, it’s not. This is something I have had to remind myself of over the last few years. I would not be able to do the things I do, without help. I’m so grateful my husband is very hands on. My girls are getting to an age where they can help out more around the house and with their chores.
There are also other ways you can get help which I’m highly considering such as:
Hiring a cleaner
Trying a grocery drop off service and even asking other parents to take turns carpooling to lessons.
Whether you’re a full-time working mom, stay at home, or work from home mom, the mom hustle is real. The offspring we brought into this world is our daily reminder not to give up.
They are the reason we have “that mom hustle” to begin with.
And because you deserve a little something for your hustle, I’m giving away any “12×18” custom, handmade digital inspirational print made here in Vancouver (like the one pictured above) from https://www.etsy.com/shop/scritturadeco .
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Enter here to win one of your choice.
Best of luck friends!