As a mompreneur you are going to face a variety of challenges that are unique to you.
Remember the days when you were working a 9 to 5 job and you dreamed of one day starting your own business?
You tried to think of everything but there‘s one area you might not have thought about.
That’s the isolation and stress you might feel working from home as a mompreneur.
Wait, doesn’t working from home mean less stress and isolation?
Let’s face it you might be home with your children so your not alone. The problem is after awhile you feel like you need some other human contact.
I had a girlfriend who was a stay at home mom. Sometimes she’d walk down the street to visit me because she said she needed interaction from an adult. Does that sound like you?
If so I’m going to share with you 6 ideas to reduce the sense of isolation and stress you might be dealing with as a mompreneur.
1) Join a gym. That might sound strange to you but I remember taking up racket ball. Believe it or not that was a great stress reliever! Joining a gym also gives you the opportunity to change your scenery and that can really ignite your creative juices.
2) Volunteer. There’s nothing better than being able to help other people. You can volunteer at the Senior center in your area. Maybe you love art. Is there some place you could volunteer? There’s a beautiful art center about a half hour away from us. They have a gift shop that is run by volunteers. The people there get to see the art work as it comes, talk to other people and get more involved with the community.
3) Meetup. Find a meetup group that interests you. If you want to find other women in business this is a great place to start.
4) Master Mind Group. You could start your own mastermind group with the sole goal of supporting other women in business. This could inspire you to grow, and even take risks.
5) Coffee shop. Who doesn’t love coffee, right? Seriously, going there could be a great change of scenery. One thing I’ve noticed at the coffee shop’s here is that there are quite a few people working on their laptops. This might be a way for you to interact with other entrepreneurs. Don’t have a coffee shop? Try Panera Bread if they are in your area. Give yourself a treat and buy a muffin or cup of soup.
6) Comment. Start visiting some blogs and making new “online” friends. Comment and share your thoughts. This is another way for you to get some inspiration as well as share your knowledge and expertise.
No one said being a mompreneur was going to be easy but I know you can do it. The rewards are many and with a little planning and a desire to take action you can beat the feeling of isolation.
What ways do you use to fight isolation as a mompreneur? Share your thoughts and comments below.
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Be Savvy and Successful!
Toni Nelson – Author, Speaker, Business Coach
P.S. If you need help taking your business to the next level contact me for a discovery session.