Finding Work-Life Balance: Tips and Tricks for Busy Mums

Finding Work-Life Balance: Tips and Tricks for Busy Mums

As a busy mum running a business or working a demanding job, achieving a work-life balance can seem like a far-off dream. The constant juggling of responsibilities can often lead to overwhelm and burnout. I’ve been there, trying to do it all, only to find myself exhausted and unable to appreciate the good things in my life. But I’ve discovered that creating a life we don’t need a break from is not only possible but incredibly beneficial. Here’s how you can achieve it and how working with me can help you simplify your mum life and reach your goals without burning out.

The Negative Effects of Trying to Do It All

For years, I believed that I had to be everything to everyone. I worked tirelessly, never taking a moment to breathe. The pressure of managing a business while being a present mum of twins eventually took its toll. I was constantly stressed, my health suffered, and I felt disconnected from my family and myself. This experience taught me a valuable lesson: trying to do it all isn’t sustainable.

The Benefits of Work-Life Balance

  1. Improved Mental Health: Achieving a balance between work and personal life reduces stress and anxiety, leading to better mental health.
  2. Increased Productivity: When you’re not overwhelmed, you can focus better and accomplish tasks more efficiently.
  3. Stronger Relationships: Spending quality time with family and friends strengthens your bonds and creates lasting memories.
  4. Better Physical Health: Reducing stress levels can lead to improved physical health, as you’re less likely to suffer from stress-related illnesses.
  5. Greater Satisfaction: Living a balanced life allows you to enjoy your achievements and feel more satisfied with your life overall.

Tips for Busy Mums to Achieve Work-Life Balance

  1. Set Boundaries: Clearly define your time. This helps to ensure that you have time for both work and personal life.
  • Example: Designate specific times for work and family. Avoid working during family time and vice versa.
  1. Prioritise Self-Care: Make time for activities that fill your teapot, whether it’s reading a book, taking a walk, or enjoying a hobby.
  • Example: Schedule self-care activities into your daily routine, just as you would with important meetings or appointments.
  1. Delegate and Outsource: You don’t have to do everything yourself. Delegate tasks at work and home to lighten your load.
  • Example: Hire a virtual assistant for administrative tasks or ask family members to help with household chores.
  1. Plan and Organise: Use planners or digital tools to organise your tasks and schedule effectively. This helps you to stay on top of your responsibilities without feeling overwhelmed.
  • Example: Create a weekly planner that includes work tasks, family activities, and self-care time.
  1. Simplify Your Life: Focus on what truly matters and eliminate unnecessary tasks or commitments that don’t align with your goals and values.
  • Example: Conduct a weekly review of your commitments and let go of any that aren’t essential or fulfilling.

Creating a Life You Don’t Need a Break From

The key to achieving a work-life balance is to create a life you don’t feel the need to escape from. Since finding human design this has become so much easier for me. As I learn to let go of the guilt behind some of the traits that are aligned to me and learn to use them to my potential.

This means designing your life in a way that integrates your work and personal life harmoniously. When you love what you do and have time to enjoy life, the concept of needing a break becomes less important.

Working With Me to Simplify Your Mum Life

As a mum of 4 and entrepreneur who has experienced the struggles of trying to do it all, I understand the challenges you face. My coaching services are designed to help you find a more simplified mum life, enabling you to reach your goals without burning out. Together, we’ll work on setting boundaries, prioritising self-care, and creating a balanced schedule that works for you.


Achieving a work-life balance is essential for your well-being and success. By setting boundaries, prioritising self-care, delegating tasks, and simplifying your life, you can create a harmonious balance between work and personal life. Remember, it’s about quality, not quantity.

If you’re ready to simplify your mum life and achieve a better work-life balance, let’s work together. Book a free discovery call with me today and start your journey towards a balanced and fulfilling life.

Embrace the journey, and may you find peace, clarity, and abundance along the way.

Take a deep breath, you’re doing amazing. Let’s simplify and prioritise what truly matters, together.

Nina x