21 Ways I Practice Self Love

21 Ways I Practice Self Love

Many in today’s society feel that self-love is egotistical & selfish. I am here to share that it is quite the opposite.

True Self-Love is Self-less, why?

Because when we choose to love all of who we are, our good and so called bad side, our strengths and our weaknesses we are then able to let go of judgements, we open up our head & heart & allow deeper more loving connections to develop in all areas of our lives.

So how do you do something that you don’t know what it really is? Below I have listed some of the ways that describe what self-love is.

 

21 ways self-love shows up in my life, which is:

  1.  Honouring my needs, health & wellness & making it a priority.
  2. The ability to be able to give myself what I need freely without guilt or shame.
  3. An everyday thing that is found in my actions, reactions, thoughts, feelings rituals & habits. 
  4. Found in every part of being a healthy, happy & joyful human. 
  5. Treating myself like my own best friend, or the most beloved person in my life.
  6. Resting when I need to rest
  7. Saying yes to things that feel good to me and no to things that don’t serve me
  8. Creating clear balanced boundaries that sustain me
  9. Waking up with gratitude in my heart
  10. Allowing my joy to guide me through my day. 
  11. Giving myself permission to be who I truly am in any situation, place, relationship etc. 
  12. When I allow myself to speak up in what I believe in even if no one around me understands or supports me. 
  13. Found in how I talk to myself, it’s where I let my thoughts take me, 
  14. How I choose to react or act. 
  15. How I find time for myself throughout my day,
  16. Making sure I am doing everything I can, to be the most I can be in mind, body & soul and let it be as joyful as possible knowing to my core that I am not a chore, my life is not a chore it is a blessing that I get to be who I am and live the life I do just like everyone else. 
  17. Bringing sacredness into as much as my day as possible, life is sacred, I am sacred just as you are too. 
  18. Being brave enough to listen to my intuition and not second guessing myself
  19. As simple as focusing on my breath when I am stressed or experiencing emotional turmoil and coming back to the present moment.
  20.  As complex as working through my many layers/limiting beliefs/fears and being loving, kind & compassionate as I do.
  21. Different to everyone & the coolest thing is that you/me/we get to redefine it. No one wrong or right, it is perfectly perfect for each of us.

I truly believe that if I commit to cultivating self-love every single day, that I am able to show up more, give more & do more in a sustainable & high vibrational way because I have filled my cup up, I am confident, brave, courageous & most importantly, I feel loved because I love who I am and therefore I allow more love in from those around me. I seek more connected & authentic relationships & allow myself to be supported rather than doing everything alone.

By practicing self-love I have become much more open minded & hearted. I am less judgmental towards myself & others, I no longer let people mis-treat me as I know that I am worthy of being treated with respect & deserve love.

By choosing to cultivate self-love in my life, I choose to heal, I choose to let my heart feel & expand so that in turn I hold space to do the same creating a ripple effect throughout the world.

Self-Love is endless as am I, as are you.

Read the 29 some ways you can grow your self-love here.

10 Ways to be a more relaxed woman

10 Ways to be a more relaxed woman

As women facing the challenges of day-to-day life, being stressed has become our normal. We work, try to take care of ourselves, take care of our family whilst growing our businesses, and when we turn to social media, all we see are individuals living picture-esque lives and compare our lives to theirs feeling inadequate.

If you have experienced this, here are ten strategies you can implement to develop a relaxed lifestyle.

1. Drop the Guilt

Ladies, the first step towards a happier life is dropping the guilt. You aren’t perfect – no one is – and you don’t need to apologise. When you realise this life becomes much more beautiful and a lot less stressed as we start letting go of unrealistic expectations.

2. Balancing Work and Play

As women, we tend to become workaholics and let our work splash over into our personal lives. When we do this, relaxation becomes an impossibility. We recommend letting work stay at the office, and home life remain at the house. What boundaries can you implement? Do you turn off your phone at a certain time? Do you need to write a list before you finish for the day so you know where to start the following day? What will help you feel less stressed when you finish work?

3. Avoid Buildup

Do you let things build up throughout the week, only to take care of those issues on Sunday night? Millions of women around the globe fall into this pattern and create unneeded anxiety in their lives. Here is a list of recommendations we have to create a relaxed lifestyle:

  • Clean as you go – Sounds Simple, if you follow this rule you will have less overwhelm and less to clean at the end of the week.
  • Do the top 3 things that need to be done straight away each day this stops procrastination and have a feeling of achievement
  • Outsource the things that you don’t like doing or aren’t your jam.

4. Devote Time to Things That Matter

Women, being the natural healers they are, tend to tackle multiple challenges at once. If you want to reduce your stress and anxiety, double-down your efforts on the areas that truly matter and disregard the rest. Although this may feel unnatural, it will help immensely!

5. Compassion Heals All

Being caring and loving when people make mistakes is something to behold. As women, our ability to love and nurture is unfathomable and awe-inspiring. Let that natural ability shine, and leave criticism and judgement at bay.

6. Consistency

When we’re trying to develop a habit – getting in shape, learning a new skill, etc. – we tend to overwhelm ourselves. While these are worthy goals, devoting 15-minutes per day, every day, is better than 5 hours once a month. Be the tortoise, not the hare!

7. Minimalism

It is time to get rid of the clutter? Why not have a spring clean and take time out to get rid of items that you haven’t used in the last year. You can even minimalise your friend’s list, commitments and obligations that are taking up your time but are not fulfilling.

8. Do Things You Love

Do you have a hobby or interest that you can’t stop thinking about? You could be in the middle of an Excel spreadsheet, but your mind is elsewhere. If you have this burning desire in your heart, devote your free time to it.

9. Love Your Body

Although this sounds easier said than done, it’s essential. Loving your body is the first step towards a carefree and relaxed lifestyle. Who cares if you have cellulite or stretch marks? Millions of women also have those issues. Think about how blessed you are to have a body that allows you to walk on the earth, hands that allow you to create, arms that allow you to hug your loved ones (you get the gist). Remember we only have one body, so why not love it!

10. Ask for Help

As strong and bold women, we know how powerful and effective we can be. But there comes a time where we need to seek counsel from others for support. Knowing when to ask for a helping hand, and being brave enough to accept assistance, is imperative.

What is the Mumpreneur Movement about?

What is the Mumpreneur Movement about?

Many have asked me what is the Mumpreneur Movement about?

I always respond with it was created to support women to do life, motherhood and business differently.

It sounds pretty doesn’t it, but what does it really mean?

For me it means that I was so sick and tired of seeing fluffy content focused on this that didn’t really matter, content that eluded that I wasn’t pretty, fit and wrinkle-free enough, that I must be failing because my business wasn’t automated, making millions of dollars; of have hundreds and thousands of followers.

I also felt that there was such a disconnect between what a mum really is and how it’s portrayed in today’s society, especially on social media.

Just take a scroll on Instagram you can see thousands of influencer mums looking stylish and put together as do their children. Their house looks immaculate and they seem to have a perfect life.

Though it’s not real, yes some of it is but we don’t get to see behind the scenes, you know the real stuff like trying to juggle being a mum and being a boss whilst never having enough energy to make love to your partner (or with yourself, I don’t’ judge). That you can’t always take a perfect selfie, and yes it’s normal for kids to argue and fight amongst themselves as it is for us to mess up.

WE AREN’T PERFECT! 

Life, motherhood and business are messy, chaotic and can feel like you are on a rollercoaster that never ends.

Sometimes it all seems hard and you hold on for dear life and try and control everything and everyone which only makes things work (like being on the rollercoaster the only thing you can control is yourself).

Then sometimes it all seems easy and fun which is when you let go of the safety bars and surrender to wherever you are being taken.

It is this duality, the challenges and experiences, the ups and downs that we have that make us stronger, wiser; more resilient as well as making us more grateful.

So I created the MM as I wanted you, women around the world to know that you aren’t alone and never will be. I am here for you, my beautiful community. As is each woman who is journeying with us.

I am here to support you, educate you and empower you through the best way I know how – The Mumpreneur Movement Magazine that shares real-life stories & expert advice from authentic women (& from a man or two) who understand you and where you are at.

This is who the Mumpreneur Movement is and I am so proud of the contributors who show up for each issue and share authentically, openly and loving for all of us to gain from.

Together we can thrive if we are willing to support each other.

So much love,

Tam x

Finding Balance As a Mumpreneur

Finding Balance As a Mumpreneur

Finding Balance As a Mumpreneur

 

So you have taken the step and started your own business. How exciting! I bet you are feeling a rush of different emotions right now. There is probably so much going on in your life. You are not only running a business but also running a household as well – superwoman right there!.

Have you ever heard the saying ‘there aren’t enough hours in a day’? This is a saying that rings true for Mumpreneurs all over the world. There just simply is not enough hours in the day to get everything done on your lists. Even though you have started your own business and have started it with the mindset that you will get more time at home with your family – it doesn’t always work out like this from the beginning. There will be times when it seems like you are giving all your attention to the business or the opposite and not giving the business the time it needs to become successful. You may start to feel like you are letting your family down because you are spending too much time trying to make the business successful.

This is where finding a work life balance is important. It is not only important for your business, but it is also important for your family. And most importantly it is important for your own mental and physical well being.

What is work life balance?

A work life balance is finding a way to be able to comfortably complete the different tasks that you have on hand. A way to be able to stop juggling the business and your family and start balancing them. A healthy work life balance is important as it ensure that you are giving the right time and energy to the right area during the scheduled time. It also means that you are putting yourself in a more stable and comfortable environment which will impact your mental and physical wellbeing.

A work life balance does not mean that you have to spend equal amounts of time on each part of your life. It simply means that you need to find a balance that gives all aspects of your life the time that they need and deserve. One part of your life may require more time and attention than another part. This does not mean it is unbalanced, it means you are balancing it properly.

How do I achieve it?

Achieving a work life balance can take a little bit of time to master in the beginning, especially if you are in the start up phase of your business. Take an afternoon on your own where you can be left alone and peaceful. During this time write out the different aspects of the business and the aspects of your life and list each aspect in its importance and how much it means to you.

Knowing all the things you have to do and having it all laid out on the table will help you to start creating your balancing plan. Having a balance between your work and life means that you are able to focus on the right areas of your life at the right time.

Why is it important?

A work life balance is important for a number of reasons. It helps to create an environment in your mind where you are focused and reduce the stress that you may be feeling. It helps with the drive of the business, because you know when you are going to be working on the business and you know that you have X amount of time to complete a certain task.

It is important for your personal life as it helps to give you back your own time. It provides you with time to spend with your family without having the business stress looming in the back of your mind.

Having a work life balance will help with your overall mental and emotional health and help to reduce stress and anxiety surrounding the number of things that you need to do.

Finding balance is important and something that every business owner should strive to do. It is not only important for you, but it is also important for your business and those around you. Id the people you spend time with can see that you are stressed and not able to give them your full attention then it can start to affect your relationships.

So take the time to look at your balance and how you can achieve it.

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