Tika Sumpter

Tika Sumpter’s Self-Care Strategies for Busy Professionals


Aug. 3 2023, Updated 11:05 p.m. ET

I like to call her "the master of balancing life like a pro!"

The first time I met her was through her podcast called The Suga during the pandemic. It felt like discovering a treasure amidst all the chaos. Since then, I've been completely smitten by her.

I mean how can you not love her?

She's conquering the screen, hosting a podcast, and raising a wonderful child. If it were me, I'd probably be on the verge of losing it. Not Tika though – she has everything under control.

And now I'll be spilling the beans on how she manages her life so well.

The 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. Club

The first Tika Sumpter's life management hack is to have a good sleeping habit. She goes to bed at 10 p.m., no exceptions.


It's like waving a wand that brings forth a 5 a.m. start time.

This time is Tika's golden hour — that moment before the world comes knocking at her door. No scripts to worry about or emails to answer. She gets to do her morning rituals; meditating, spending quality time with God, or simply jotting down thoughts in her journal.

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Embrace Self Care

Tika is a big advocate of self-care. She experienced firsthand how the challenges of motherhood can throw a woman off balance.

One way Tika learned to ease off the pressure is by setting boundaries for her 6-year-old daughter. If little Ella Loren asks for something past an hour of tough luck – Tika knows when to call it a day.

It's a lesson in prioritizing one's well-being and not allowing life's demands to overshadow it.

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Pause and Recharge

Amidst the paced symphony of Tika's life lies an interlude – taking breaks.

Yes, you heard it right.

Tika doesn't shy away from it. Whether it's indulging in a midday bath or finding solace in moments of solitude, she doesn't joke with her breaks. It helps her resist the pressure to be present everywhere, at every given moment.

Have a Support System

Tika Sumpter knows she can't do it alone; she relies on her partner. Her husband, who often goes unnoticed, plays a role in her journey. She believes in letting him be a father and with his support she is able to be herself. This makes the path ahead seem less overwhelming.

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Prioritize Your Mental Health

Tika understands the significance of mental wellness amidst life's ups and downs. Balancing family, work, health, and finances can often lead you to neglect your mental health.

She strongly encourages everyone to prioritize having some "me time." Whether it involves going for a walk practicing meditation or taking time to reflect through writing. Caring for your well-being should be non-negotiable.

Embrace Self-Talk

Tika's secret weapon is engaging in self-talk. According to her, it's not just about experiencing positivity; it's about gaining power and confidence.

Her journey serves as evidence of how altering the way we think can have an impact on our lives.

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