The Chronicles Of The Student Mompreneur In Lockdown
Knock knock, mummy! I hear the sound of my bedroom door. It's another day, and as always, my 5 & 3yr old are at the door, obviously unaware that I only got 4hrs sleep from trying to meet a deadline for an essay. Why are they up ? It is 6.15am, and we are google-meets schooling, so no need to try to beat traffic.
I get up to give them a hug.
And that’s how I typically start my day.
Juggling motherhood, business school, and a startup can be tremendously hard, but here are the 4 main strategies I’ve put in place to help me navigate it all.
I plan: I have a realistic schedule that takes into account all of the things I need to achieve and I try to stick to that plan.
I outsource: I recognize that I cannot do it myself alone I get the help I need by activating my support system i.e. daddy, grandma, aunty, the whole crew.
I exercise: I take 30 mins-1hr walk/jog at least 4 times a week. to clear my head, and to listen to my podcasts.
I do not beat myself up: If by some chance I do not get to accomplish what I intended to, I take stock, analyze what went wrong, and pivot like we do in business. Tomorrow is another day.
How do you juggle parenting in this pandemic?