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The Word Selfish Has a Bad Rap in Mom’s World

by Yvonne Russell on June 10th, 2008


By JoLynn Braley

Would you say that the last way any mom would describe herself would be with the word selfish? I’d agree with that and I’m not a mom!

Moms take care of everyone - not only the kids, the house, the hubby, but when you add in running a home-based business, where does that leave time for mom?

Well here’s a thought that I propose – you’ve got to be selfish if you want to be the best mom and business owner you can be. What the heck am I talking about? How can a mom possibly be selfish? I’m talking about your health.

Everyone Suffers When Mom Doesn’t Feel Good
I don’t know about you, but when I’m not feeling well I’m not good for anyone, much less good for accomplishing my endless, daily, to-do list. The problem is that many moms feel like they’re being selfish when they put their own health first but surprisingly, putting yourself first is the best thing you can do for your family and your business.

That’s right – the better you take care of your own health the more energy and stamina you will have to care for your family and sustain your home-based business. Carving out that time each day to get in your daily exercise and ensure that you’re eating properly will truly only benefit your family, your business, and you!

But in order for everyone to reap the benefits you’ve got to put yourself first, and this takes a little bit of selfishness.

Need Some Tips?
In my next post, I’ll give you 7 tips on how to put yourself first for just a few minutes each day, tips that while you need to be selfish to carve out the time to do them, remember that you’re only helping your family and your business in the long run.

Have You Already Been There?
Are you a mom who used to struggle, thinking you were selfish by taking time away from your family and home-based business each day to keep yourself healthy and fit? If so, please leave a comment to share how you overcame this and realized that you are worth the time and that in the end, it’s been better for your family and business.

This guest post is by JoLynn Braley who you can find blogging at
The Fit Shack about weight loss, health, and fitness from a whole mind, body, spirit perspective.

© Bio photo courtesy of JoLynn Braley.
© Guest Post Button Image courtesy of Yvonne Russell at Grow Your Writing Business.com

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