Work Like a Woman

In today’s society, whether consciously or unconsciously women often give up part of their feminine traits in order to compete in business or politics. No matter what your vocation, it’s important to work like a woman and not a man. Women are creators. We have our own unique endurance levels such as the case during childbirth as well as raising our children, creating a family legacy and serving many through fulfilling our purpose.  We are not meant to be driven like our male counterparts. We are energized in other ways and to persevere in our great purpose by giving ourselves time to rebuild, rest, contemplate, be inspired, learn and refill our cups.

Doesn’t that sound nice? It resonates with you and you know deep down inside that this is the way it’s supposed to be for women. When we run ourselves like men, compete in the working world with men in a masculine manner we disown a part of ourselves that over time leaves us weak and needy. It’s not by daily sprints we win, but through marathons and then periods of rest and recuperation before we embark on the next marathon.

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Women: Work like a woman by taking time for creativity, rest and inspiration. It will empower you. @DonnaVail

Here’s the top 3 ways you can begin working like a woman and build you up to greater potential:

  • Schedule your appointments for a maximum of 50-65% leaving the remaining time for doing those things that support you and give you room for flexibility to be all you want to be with all those you love and support.
  • When leveling-up quickly or taking on a lot of learning, give yourself time for rest. I call this the cocoon. This is time to center yourself, meditate and simply reflect on the good work you are doing. Don’t talk yourself out of this. You will know when you need to make cocoon time, so take your time, it’s yours!
  • Your body needs to release on a regular basis. If you’re carrying a heavy load, chances are what your body could be holding on to stored stress. Make sure you’re exercising, walking, dancing, having sex, or a good cry. These are all healthy ways to release and create balance.


If you’re life is feeling rushed, it’s time to make time and set yourself up for what you need. Once you begin implementing these three simple steps, you’ll feel a real difference and will be empowered for your next marathon.

Mom Inspired to Action:

  • Top priority is to review your schedule and book a half or full day for yourself to get away and do something that empowers and inspires you. Whether it’s going to a salon, a walk in the park, reading a good book or going to a café, enjoy a green tea or latte and have hours of uninterrupted work time. Do it for yourself. You’ll be glad you did.


Let’s support each other Moms! We need to tell each other that it’s okay to take this time and not allow guilty thoughts to arise. What ideas do you have for moms to replenish?

Please share by leaving a comment below on my blog. Sometimes we have days when we just need to know we’re supported and not hanging out on a limb.

Thank you for sharing this path and leaving your wisdom to inspire other mothers.

Peace and love,


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About Donna Vail

Donna Vail, Education and Parenting Specialist, is founder of An Inspired Education and the Mentor Mastery Inner Circle, the proven step-by-step program dedicated to maximizing the success in the human potential through homeschooling and life mastery for the whole family. She creates educational programs for homeschool children, “after-school” study programs for public schooled children and personal development for moms, while homeschooling her five children. Get free tips and resources from Donna Vail at:

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