The Entrepreneurial Mom’s Guide to Work-Life Balance with Sarah Bowmar

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Published on April 18, 2024
Work-Life Balance

Achieving work-life balance is an ongoing challenge for many women, especially for those who navigate the complexities of entrepreneurship alongside family responsibilities. Let’s be honest. Women usually carry more responsibility for maintaining the flow of family life, plus demands of their own businesses and careers. Sarah Bowmar, a multifaceted entrepreneur, certified nutrition specialist, personal trainer, author, and podcast host, stands out as an inspiration for women striving for harmony between their professional endeavors and personal lives. 

Alongside her husband, Josh Bowmar, Sarah co-owns multiple businesses, including Bowmar Archery, Bowmar Fitness, Bowmar Nutrition, and APEX Protein Snacks. Plus, Sarah has several ventures of her own, including Wild Acorn and OAK Fit

Work-Life Balance

Sarah’s journey from competing in fitness competitions to becoming a renowned nutrition, fitness, and well-being expert, especially for women, showcases her dedication to connecting with women globally. Here are some of  Sarah’s insights and practical strategies for women aiming to achieve and maintain a work-life balance.

Understanding Work-Life Balance

Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance for women is all about effectively managing the demands of a career and family life to ensure personal well-being and fulfillment. It allows mothers to juggle multiple roles while caring for themselves and their families and excelling in their professional roles. Work-life balance brings several benefits, including reduced stress, improved mental health, increased productivity, better relationships with family members, and enhanced job satisfaction. Women can create a healthy balance between their personal and professional lives by prioritizing self-care, setting boundaries, delegating tasks, creating a support network, prioritizing effectively, and celebrating achievements.

For women entrepreneurs, work-life balance involves creating a manageable and satisfying harmony between professional responsibilities and family life. Sarah Bowmar emphasizes setting realistic expectations and advising, “Understanding that not every day will be perfectly balanced is key to reducing stress and feeling more fulfilled.” This perspective encourages women to strive for a balance that respects their personal limits and family needs without adhering to a rigid standard of perfection.

Strategies for Time Management

Effective time management is crucial for achieving work-life balance. Sarah advocates prioritizing tasks and learning to say no to activities that do not align with personal goals. “Focusing on what truly matters, you can ensure that your time is spent on high-priority tasks,” she notes. Sarah also recommends dividing the day into blocks dedicated to work, family, and self-care, which helps maintain a structured yet flexible schedule. “This segmentation allows for focused attention on each aspect of my life, ensuring that I’m present wherever I am,” she adds.

Tips for Working From Home

For many women, working from home is a double-edged sword, offering flexibility but also blurring the lines between work and family life. Sarah Bowmar’s advice for navigating this challenge includes establishing a dedicated workspace. “Having a space where you’re ‘at work’ helps mentally shift into professional mode,” she notes. Alongside her husband, Josh, Sarah has documented their journey of maintaining a healthy lifestyle on their Bowmar Fitness YouTube Channel, emphasizing the importance of routine, discipline, and self-care. However, she also advocates for flexibility and self-compassion. “It’s crucial to forgive yourself on the days when things don’t go as planned. Flexibility is key to maintaining your sanity,” Sarah adds.

The Role of Support Systems

Work-Life Balance

A robust support system is invaluable, especially for entrepreneurial moms like Sarah. She highlights the importance of delegation and seeking help from family, friends, or professional services. “Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness; it’s a strategic approach to managing your responsibilities more effectively,” Sarah advises. Sarah’s collaborative efforts with Josh to grow their businesses and social media presence exemplify the power of teamwork and mutual support in achieving work-life balance.

Maintaining Personal Well-being

Personal Well being

According to Sarah, self-care is paramount for women, especially women entrepreneurs. “Taking care of your health and indulging in hobbies can significantly impact your overall well-being,” she shares. Self-care practices such as regular exercise, healthy eating, and dedicating time to personal interests are essential for staying energized and motivated. These activities contribute not only to physical health but also to mental and emotional resilience.

Sarah Bowmar’s journey and insights provide a compelling blueprint for moms seeking to achieve and maintain work-life balance. Her strategies emphasize the importance of realistic expectations, effective time management, support systems, and personal well-being. By applying these principles, women entrepreneurs can navigate the complexities of work and family life with confidence and grace.

Drawing from her extensive background, including her work with Bowmar Fitness, her role as a Baby-Led Sleep™ & Well-Being Specialist, and her success on social media platforms, Sarah’s holistic approach to life and business provides a rich source of guidance and inspiration for women and moms everywhere.

By Jordan French Jordan French has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

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Jordan French is the Founder and Executive Editor of Grit Daily Group, encompassing Financial Tech Times, Smartech Daily, Transit Tomorrow, BlockTelegraph, Meditech Today, High Net Worth magazine, Luxury Miami magazine, CEO Official magazine, Luxury LA magazine, and flagship outlet, Grit Daily. The champion of live journalism, Grit Daily's team hails from ABC, CBS, CNN, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Forbes, Fox, PopSugar, SF Chronicle, VentureBeat, Verge, Vice, and Vox. An award-winning journalist, he was on the editorial staff at TheStreet.com and a Fast 50 and Inc. 500-ranked entrepreneur with one sale. Formerly an engineer and intellectual-property attorney, his third company, BeeHex, rose to fame for its "3D printed pizza for astronauts" and is now a military contractor. A prolific investor, he's invested in 50+ early stage startups with 10+ exits through 2023.

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