The world of business has changed so much from just a few years ago, and today, a group of women – known as ‘Mompreneurs’ – are juggling their families and their businesses, ensuring they can see their ambitions come to life and have the work-life balance that would otherwise be missing if they worked for someone else.
It’s highly like that you’re one of these remarkable women if you’re reading this blog, and although you’ll be working hard and doing what you can to ensure things go smoothly, there is one thing you need to be aware of that could change a lot for the better once you know about it.
The fact is that, whether you like it or not, personal grooming is important (even vital) if you are a Mompreneur looking to grow her business. Read on to find out more about why this is so you can put a place in place to take advantage of your own personal grooming and make your business a success.
5 Reasons Why Personal Grooming is Important for Mompreneurs
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1. Boosts Confidence
If you’re going to do well in business, you need to be confident and have an aura of self-assurance around you. In this way, you’ll find it easier to talk to customers, clients, investors, partners, lenders, and anyone else you need to discuss things with. They’ll be impressed by how confident you are and you’ll be more easily able to put forward your ideas and, in the end, this is what counts.
When you take care of how you look, you’ll feel better inside and out, and this will give you the confidence you need to stand out and be seen – and be successful. When a mompreneur invests time and effort into personal grooming, she can change into the confident woman she wants to be, transforming her professional life at the same time.
Whatever your personal grooming rituals might be, from a good skincare routine to understanding hair toner when you’re colouring your hair, mean that you can be your true self as well. You don’t have to follow trends or try to be someone you’re not, and the best thing about this is that this will actually make you more confident as well. You’ll be comfortable and not have to worry about how you look or what you’re wearing because you’re happy with your personal grooming routine – the rest (including your boost in confidence) will follow on. You can enjoy some self-expression and creativity, leaving a lasting impression on clients, partners, and colleagues.
2. Enhances Productivity
As a busy Mompreneur, the demand put on you can feel overwhelming at times, and that can mean there isn’t a lot of time left for your own personal needs because you’re dealing with the business and taking care of your family.
This might lead to you neglecting your personal grooming (either a lot or a little), and that can – strange as it might sound – lead to a problem with productivity.
This might be because of a lack of confidence, as we talked about above, or because you feel uncomfortable (literally and figuratively), for example.
Even though it might feel as though you don’t have the time to do any personal grooming – or not as much as you might like, anyway – finding that time is crucial.
It won’t set you back (your lack of productivity is already doing that), but it might spring you forward once you’ve rejuvenated yourself and feel refreshed and more focused on what you are doing.
The point is, taking this time to dedicate just to yourself when you can finally, perhaps for the first time in a long time, focus entirely on yourself (even if it’s only for a short amount of time) will help you to recharge your batteries and become much more productive in both your home life and at work as a result.
3. Helps With The Work-Life Balance
For Mompreneurs, even though the main reason for starting their own business is often so they can have a better work-life balance and spend more time with their children, actually getting a good work-life balance might be harder than many people thought it would be. In fact, this can often be the first thing to be sacrificed when being a Mompreneur becomes a challenge. However, even if this has happened, it’s crucial to deal with it because a positive work-life balance is a vital element in staying happy, healthy, and enjoying the life you have made for yourself.
When you dedicate time and attention to personal grooming, you can create a clean distinction between your work and home roles. It might even be that personal grooming becomes like a symbolic act that is like a signal to you to let you know that it’s time to get into business mode (and when you change your clothes, take your hair down, or take off your makeup and relax, you’ll be in mom mode again). Although the truth is that there is really no difference between these two ‘modes’, you can ‘trick’ your brain into thinking there is by doing something as simple as changing your hairstyle, for example. This can really help you when it’s time to switch off and be with your family.
4. Supports Overall Wellbeing
Something that’s crucial to be aware of is that personal grooming goes well behind making you look better – it’s actually something that can support the overall wellbeing of a person, which includes their physical and mental health.
Physical wellbeing is perhaps the most obvious benefit of personal grooming, so that’s a good place to start. Skincare routines, regular exercise, and healthy grooming habits will all help to make you physically fit and well. Doing all of this regularly means that you can be as healthy as possible, and look good and feel confident at the same time, which is never a bad thing.
However, it’s the mental wellbeing aspect of things that is less well-known and just as important to be aware of. When you take care of yourself and do personal grooming in the best way for you, you’ll have a chance to relax, be still, and perhaps even be mindful, which is a tool many Mompreneurs find to be useful in business and at home. All of this will help to give you a lot more clarity, be less stressed, and make you feel more confident about where you are and what you’re doing.
5. Good Role Model Behaviour
If you are a Mompreneur, then you’re going to have something in common with all other Mompreneurs, no matter what kind of business you run; you’ll have children. As a parent, it’s crucial to be as good a role model as you can for those children, and for them to see that you are trying as hard as possible in all aspects of your life.
Personal grooming plays a crucial part in this role model behaviour, as it means you can show your children what values to have and what’s important in life. This includes self-care, how to feel confident, and having self-respect, for example. When you take time over your appearance, you’re sending out a powerful message to your children (and anyone else who looks up to you, such as an employee) that you are worth the trouble of going to extra effort for, and therefore so are they.
When children see their Mompreneurs engaging in personal grooming, they’ll get the message that this kind of care is important, and they’ll start to do it too, helping them enjoy all the benefits we’ve mentioned above, and helping them be more successful when it’s their turn.