Six tips for female business owners to embrace the ‘snail girl’ trend while working remotely

Hate the hustle culture? Looking for more meaning in your work? Here are six tips to help you embrace the snail girl trend while working remotely

There’s been lots of buzz around the snail girl trend recently, and the repercussions that remaining flexible can have on the financial stability of business owners. But the good news is that there is a way to embrace the trend, and everything positive that comes with it, responsibly.

To help bring clarity to women business owners who want to embrace the snail girl trend, we contacted Jade Pruett, founder of HelloSEO who expresses how she’s managed to grow a business remotely and embrace the trend. 

What is a ‘snail girl’?

Before we get to our snail girl tips, let’s quickly look at what it actually means. The term was first used by Sienna Ludbey in an article for Fashion Journal in September: “‘Snail girl era’: Why I’m slowing down and choosing to be happy rather than busy.” 

In the article, Ludbey revealed that, as a ‘girlboss’ she was under continual pressure to appear busy and successful. But in the last couple of years, she’d began to realise that a purposeful life doesn’t have to be connected to success.

She explains: “A snail girl takes her time and creates to create. The speed at which everything is put out into the world is just getting faster, but she doesn’t care. She’s running her own race, and maybe that race isn’t going anywhere but home and back to bed.”

Six tips to help you embrace the snail girl trend

So how can you embrace the snail girl trend while working remotely? Here are six tips you might find helpful.

1) Create a calming workspace

Design your work area with elements that promote calmness and focus, such as plants, natural light, or soothing colors. Integrate personal touches and comforting items that bring joy and serenity to your workspace, creating a personalized sanctuary for productivity.

2) Focus on a single-tasking

Focus on one task at a time to improve concentration and reduce feelings of overwhelm. This approach not only improves the quality of work but also provides a sense of accomplishment and mastery over time, contributing to greater job satisfaction and well-being.

3) Make healthy food choices

Advocate for healthy eating habits, ensuring team members are fueling their bodies appropriately. Providing education and resources on nutritious choices can empower women to make decisions that support their energy levels and cognitive function throughout the workday.

4) Take regular breaks

Women can take breaks away from their screens, helping to prevent burnout and maintain productivity. Utilize these breaks to engage in activities that rejuvenate your mind and body, such as a short walk, meditation, or a hobby, fostering a sense of well-being and balance.

5) Set clear working hours

Establish and respect clear boundaries between work and personal time, promoting a healthy work-life balance. Being disciplined in starting and ending work at the designated times ensures that there is ample opportunity to unwind and indulge in personal activities, contributing to overall job satisfaction.

6) Remain flexible

Provide options for flexible working hours, accommodating different lifestyles and commitments. This adaptability allows team members to work during their most productive hours, enhancing their performance while also catering to their personal needs and responsibilities.

Be more snail girl

With the right tools, it is possible to remain a girl boss while also embracing a less rigorous schedule by being more snail girl.