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There are so many articles out there detailing the facets of women at work, women at home, women who are military service connected, and/or women who also must be caregivers to elderly parents. However, let’s talk about the women who literally do it all.
There are a growing number of women who are having to work a full-time job, be the sole parental figure, care for their elderly parents and also upskill themselves for the future. All of which is even before society tells us that we also need to have a side hustle on top of it.
Social media has run amuck with the modern “aesthetic” and I think it’s time for today’s multiwoman to take back her power and understand she’s enough now. She’s capable of more, and how she chooses to move forward is her own choice. That inner acceptance is where women can really THRIVE.
How is that possible and what can the woman who DOES it all do to have less on her plate?
- Build a personal circle as strong as your business network
This is easier said than done. It’s so hard for women to connect with each other, and harder still for this to be done on an organic and intimate level. However, doing it alone is asking for burn out. We view these ensemble movies of friends who are there for each other but chicken out on allowing ourselves to be vulnerable enough to build this internal team.
Do it. Reach out to the lady in the cute shoes at the grocery store, invite the lady who’s buying your favorite wine at Target to sit at Starbucks with you. They may not all say yes, but you will feel better talking to people that are not dependent on you. Yes, multiwoman! Go out there and make those connections!
- Do work that is fulfilling.
There is so much that we cannot control in our lives, and that fact can often make for a very hectic flow of events. When you can do work that is fulfilling, the bad days are slightly more tolerable. The days come with less dread and the remaining areas of our life are not additionally burdened by the need to recover from 8 hours of hell.
Additionally, with so much thankless work (as a mom, wife, daughter) it is such a refreshing change of circumstances when you work for an employer who is thankful to have you on the team. It’s so energizing to be a part of an organization that truly values you. This step may be the hardest step, but can make the largest difference.
- Find yourself, be yourself, and love yourself, Multiwoman.
So, something I truly hate to read is “schedule some ‘me’ time”. Not because I devalue the notion but because with so many people needing us at any given time it’s hard to distinguish time as being just for “me”. What I prefer to advocate for is YOU-ville.
Find who you are outside of everything, or as a combination of everything. Do you really love wearing 6-inch heels and satin dresses? If not, DON’T DO IT. It’s simply not you. If you love listening to 90s country music, then DO IT!! Life is both too short and too long to be someone you don’t even like.
This section also includes self-love. Getting your nails done, reading a book, and eating a meal slowly while sitting are all acts of loving yourself and whichever you have the time, budget and energy for is what you can do and I empower YOU to do it.
If you are a modern multiwoman know you are not alone no matter how lonely you may feel at times. Love and trust yourself enough to expand your network and love yourself. Make choices that are in your best interest despite what others may think because it’s what you think matters. Lastly, never let the weight of your responsibilities drown you. You are awesome!!
About the Author
Name: Tina Flores
Professional Title: Recruitment Specialist
Bio: Tina has been in recruitment for nearly two decades and is now in a position to continuously share more for the betterment of women everywhere.
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