WORKING MOM LIFE LESSONS
Life lessons and tips to help working moms in everyday living, career growth, and more.
Try to stick to a daily routine
It's much more efficient to follow a schedule and helps working moms stay organized throughout the day. When following a strict schedule, it allows working moms to set priorities and manage their time effectively.
Appreciate the life you've been given
The long work days can be stressful and sometimes unbearable, but it's always important to find time for positivity. Understanding that you get to wake up everyday and become a better version of yourself is exciting. It's motivating to know that each and everyday is a day you've been given to create a new you.
Set time aside for yourself
Whether it be reading a new book at night or simply binging your favorite Netflix TV show during some downtime, it's extremely important to find time for yourself. Working all day and then coming home to a household that requires your time can be stressful, so having that downtime allows you to unwind and relax. It can also be helpful for the mental health aspect of one's life
Value communication in every aspect of your life
Whether it is staying in touch with your children throughout the day or communicating with the leaders of your company, always put away some time to communicate with those around you. If you're struggling to get your job done the right way, don't hesitate to reach out to organizational leaders and let them know your issues. It's their job to help you and make sure you are effectively managing your time. Also, prioritize some of your time to being their for your children. Showing them that you care goes a long way in the relationship between both of you.
Similarly to communicating, make sure you ask questions to the leaders in your company. No question is too dumb to ask, so make sure you properly inform yourself, even if it seems like a useless question. It's always better to be safe rather than sorry.
Don't Try to be Perfect
As much as every worker wants to maintain a perfect balance between their job and their life at home, it's simply unattainable and not realistic. Understand that there will be bumps in the road, however it is how you respond/handle those trials and tribulations that will decide how your journey will go. Rather than being too harsh on yourself if you mess up, fix it and try to be better next time. Being too harsh can be damaging to one's mental health, so never be too mean to yourself.
Make a Schedule
Work-life balance is an issue many working moms struggle with, so creating a small calendar can be useful in helping manage your time more effectively. Even if you're just adding little reminders, it goes a long way in creating a more stress-free environment for you and those around you.
Don't feel obligated to say yes to everything
If you don't want to do something/aren't in the mood to do something don't feel obligated to make time for it. Don't put more pressure on yourself than you should. If someone invites you over to a party and you simply don't want to attend that night, don't feel pressured to say "no." It's your life and you shouldn't feel pressured to do anything that makes you feel uncomfortable. This all connects back to mental health and prioritizing what YOU need over what others want.
Get out with the family and have fun
Whether it be once a month or once a weekend, try and find fun activities that you and your family can enjoy. Establishing/maintaining that bond between the people you love most is a great feeling and one that will better your mood and mental state as a whole.
Let Go of Mom Guilt
Don't feel bad about going back to work full-time. If you feel like you are abandoning your children, just remember who you are working for to begin with. The whole point of working is to create a better life for your family, so even if it hurts at first, understand that everything you do will create a better foundation for your kids and family