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How to be a more joyful mom

RAISING LITTLESSamantha Gordon2 Comments

Happy mama, happy everything, right? Life is awesome  and I’m so very thankful! Like many mamas, I have my days too, where my energy is a bit off. I’m sharing with you how I shift my aura. Keep in mind that you set the tone and your little loves feed off your energy. 

My 7 tips for being a more joyful mommy 

Love on your little love 

Not only does this serve as a great bonding moment, but it boosts everyone’s joy and happiness. 

Smile + find humor 

It costs you zero dollars to smile. With your little ones around, I’m sure there are tons of silly/fun moments. Enjoy the little things. 

Stop yelling

What does yelling do? Make you more frustrated and agitated. Take a 5…or 10 to regroup. This also includes complaining. 

Surround yourself with positive energy 

Greenery/outdoors instantly give me the boost I need. Take a walk during the day to soak up the natural sunlight. Meet up with a friend to have good drinks and good laughs. 

Take care of your body in every way

When you take care of your body, you look good and you feel good. 

Shift your perspective 

Look at your situation through a different lens. Identify what’s positive in your situation. 

Clean your home + place of work 

A fresh home and workplace, ahh there’s nothing like it. The energy is different when things are organized and clean. Fun fact: clean homes and organized spaces are proven to improve your happiness, improve exercise and eating habits, and even reduce any stress. 

Time is the most valuable asset being an entrepreneur

MOMPRENEUR, PERSONALSamantha Gordon3 Comments

Now that I’m in the groove(yet, still constantly learning)of being a full time mommy and entrepreneur, I’ve realized that time is my most valuable asset. I always keep this in the back of my mind—whatever I do for the next 2-3 years will affect the next 5-10. This is why I respect my time. Respecting and valuing your time will help you to work more efficiently. You will then gain more experience and knowledge, which leads to expanding your ideas, business and brand. Value what you give your time and energy to. You will be more fulfilled, especially with the decisions and choices you make. You are in total control, always. 

Here’s how I’m keeping it all together, business included. 

Time management 

Realizing the importance of your time allows you to accomplish more of your goals. More than likely, even in a shorter period of time. Finishing tasks often bring you satisfaction and a boost of energy that makes you feel great. You’ll want more of that feeling, so it’s a win-win.

Where do you direct your attention?

Quick tip: anyone or anything that serves you no good, no purpose and/or no peace—completely cut it out of your life. Why put your time and energy into it? I’ve cut out a lot of unnecessary stress and disappointment by doing so. 

Continue to move forward 

Learn to maximize your time. Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy. If it was, everybody would be doing it. You’ve got to learn to pick yourself up. Don’t stop, even when you feel like there’s no progress(this is usually when things are about to shift in your favor). Learn discipline. Don’t be afraid to make important decisions for your brand and business. 

Stop complaining 

If you notice something wrong within your life/business, fix it! Complaining does nothing but drain you, distract you and block your blessings. The time you waste complaining, you could be using it to solve your problem, creating something, learning, etc. Don’t waste it.