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How Female Entrepreneurs Can Find Joy With These 5 Hacks

Written by: Caroline Bellenger, Senior Level Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

 

As a female entrepreneur, balancing your business with your personal life can be challenging. You may also be responsible for looking after children, caring for parents, and doing much housework while devoting time to your relationships. It’s easy to get caught up in the grind of work and personal responsibilities while forgetting to take care of yourself. However, it's important to remember that your personal life is just as important as your career, if not more so. Taking care of yourself makes you more productive and successful in your business. Here are my five hacks designed to beat the hustle culture and help you reclaim your life and find joy.


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1. Maintain a healthy lifestyle

Your lifestyle has a significant impact on your mental and physical well-being. Here are some must-dos to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle:


  1. Get enough sleep: Sleep is essential for your body to function properly. Lack of sleep can lead to stress, fatigue, and decreased productivity. Try to get at least seven hours of sleep each night but remember, some people can cope with less, so do what works for you. And if life is stretching your limits, power naps during the day can be highly beneficial.

  2. Eat a balanced diet: Eating a balanced diet is vital for overall health. Ensure to include plenty of unprocessed foods, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. Eat reduced amounts of processed foods and sugary drinks, but most importantly, create a healthy relationship with food that doesn't include restrictions or characterise any food as "bad".

  3. Exercise regularly: Exercise is a great way to reduce stress and improve your mood. Aim to get at least 30 minutes of exercise each day. This exercise can be as simple as going for a walk or doing some yoga. If you want to be consistent, then make sure you are doing exercise you enjoy. No benefit in running if you hate it!

  4. Practice self-care: Self-care is essential for your mental health. Take time each day to do something that brings you joy. You could read a book, take a bath, or listen to music. Make yourself a priority.

2. Overcome limiting beliefs

Limiting beliefs are beliefs that hold us back from achieving our goals. We develop these limiting beliefs through negative experiences throughout our life, even as far back as childhood. These beliefs can be anything from “I’m not good enough” to “I don’t have enough experience.” Here are some tips for overcoming limiting beliefs:


  1. Be aware of your limiting beliefs: The first step in overcoming limiting beliefs is to identify them. Pay attention to the thoughts that come up when you think about your goals.

  2. Challenge your limiting beliefs: Once you’ve identified your limiting beliefs, challenge them. Ask yourself if they’re really true. Look for evidence that contradicts your beliefs.

  3. Reframe your thoughts: Reframe your thoughts to be more positive and empowering. Instead of saying, "I'm not good enough," say, "I am capable of achieving my goals."

  4. Take action: Take action towards your goals, even if you feel scared or unsure. The more effort you take, the more you'll build self-confidence.

3. Crush your goals

Setting goals is important for achieving success in your business and personal life. Here are some tips for crushing your goals:

  1. Set SMART goals: Make sure your goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound. This will help you stay focused and motivated.

  2. Break your goals down into smaller tasks: By chunking down your goals down into smaller goals, it can make them feel less overwhelming. It also makes it easier to track your progress.

  3. Create a plan: Create a plan for achieving your goals. A plan could include a timeline, a list of tasks, and any resources you'll need. Having an accountability buddy will also help you stay committed.

  4. Celebrate your successes: Celebrate your successes along the way, even the small ones. This will help you stay motivated and feel good about your progress.

4. Self-love is essential

Self-love is essential for your mental health and well-being. Here are some tips for practising self-love:

  1. Practice self-compassion: Treat yourself with the same kindness and compassion you would offer a friend. Be gentle with yourself when things don't go as planned.

  2. Accept yourself as you are: Accept yourself as you are, flaws and all. Remember that nobody is perfect.

  3. Focus on your strengths: Focus on your strengths rather than your weaknesses. Doing this will help you build confidence in yourself.

  4. Practice gratitude: Practice gratitude by focusing on what you have rather than what you don't have. Take time each day to reflect on what you're grateful for.

5. Find your purpose

Finding your purpose can give you a sense of direction and meaning in your life. Here are some ways you can discover your purpose:

  1. Reflect on your values: Your values are formed in the early years and are the most important things to you in life. Reflect on what you value and how you can align your life with those values.

  2. Identify your passions: Your passions are the things that bring you joy and fulfilment. Identify what you're passionate about and consider how to incorporate those passions into your life.

  3. Consider your strengths: Your strengths are the things you’re good at. Consider how you can use your strengths to make a difference in the world.

  4. Try new things: Trying new things and being curious can help you discover what you're passionate about and good at. Take a class or volunteer for a cause you're interested in.

Reclaim your life and find joy

In conclusion, as a female entrepreneur, taking care of yourself and finding joy in your personal life is important. By following these five hacks, you can reclaim your life and find joy. Remember to care for your physical and mental health, challenge your limiting beliefs, set and crush your goals, practice self-love, and find your purpose. When you care for yourself and find joy in your life, you'll be more productive and successful in your business. By practising self-care, we can become the best version of ourselves, which benefits everyone around us. So, take some time for yourself today and start reclaiming your life!


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Caroline Bellenger, Senior Level Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Caroline is an award-winning entrepreneur, mental health advocate, and wellness warrior. After experiencing childhood sexual abuse and over twenty years of addiction and mental health issues, Caroline enhanced her life by creating a toolbox of strategies that enabled her to improve her mindset, and self-esteem and create three successful businesses. As the founder of “Be The Impossible”, she has coached and inspired thousands of women to overcome their own life obstacles and create fulfillment and joy. She is the co-author of three books including Amazon's 1 Best Seller "Queens In Sand Castles". She has climbed to Everest Base Camp and competed in national sporting teams, including representing Australia in Triathlon at 50. Her transformation and achievements are a testament to her courage and determination to define her future regardless of age or past challenges. Caroline has dedicated her life to empowering other women through inspirational keynotes, books, coaching programs, and online education.

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