Business Moms are pioneers. They are the women all around the world who refused to accept that they can’t have it all. However, in balancing the rigors of managing their very own business alongside the myriad responsibilities of parenting, business Moms wage an unceasing battle for productivity and motivation, even when they’re not in the best of health. Every day brings new challenges that pose a risk to their health and wellbeing and the path to success if beset on all sides by temptation. Here we’ll look at some of the most common temptations today’s successful business moms must avoid to safeguard their health and their businesses.
Putting Unsavory Tasks on the “Laterbase”
Procrastination is a temptation that can befall even the most resourceful and self-motivated of us. Every now and then a particularly unsavory or drudgerous task may come along that we can neither defer not deflect. Still, rather than face it head on we may decide to “put it on the laterbase” and leave it until the time when you’re better prepared or motivated for it…
But you know deep down that this day will never come. And the longer you leave it, the more the task at hand will metastasize and warp until it becomes a nagging worry that plagues you even when you’re struggling to nod off at night.
It’s far healthier to take the bull by the horns at the earliest opportunity.
Relieving Stress in All the Wrong Ways
Chronic stress is an unfortunate reality for many working parents but for parents who are also entrepreneurs the matter is exacerbated. After all, there’s no such thing as job security for business owners and the fact that your career and livelihood are intrinsically linked to the fate of your business can add a great deal to your daily stress.
And with stress comes the temptation to relieve it in all the wrong ways. From the cigarette on your lunch break to whiling away the hours until “wine o’clock” what we often see as a quick fix for stress relief can often do much more harm than good. There are many in high powered jobs who find themselves seeking solace in an intoxicating beverage click here to see one recent high profile case. Nonetheless, for the sake of your wellbeing it behoves you to find healthier ways to let off steam.
Treating Caffeine like It’s Motivation in a Mug
A delicious hot cup of coffee can provide a great start to your day… However, when we treat caffeine as motivation in a mug we can end up inadvertently exacerbating our stress levels. Chugging down latte after latte every day can actually increase your body’s production of the stress hormone cortisol.
What’s more an over reliance on caffeine can actually impair your mental performance by inhibiting the neurotransmitter adenosine.
Spending Too Long at Your Desk
As tempting as it may be to take lunch in bites at your desk and spend your lunch hour on a conference call, you should make an effort to get out of your seat at least once every half hour. Spending too long sitting carries a wide range of health risks from poor digestion to an increased risk of obesity, heart disease and even some forms of cancer.
For business Moms, the path to success lies far beyond the reach of these everyday temptations.