Society says that you have a choice: you can either be a career woman, or you can raise children. You can’t do both. If you try to be a mom and a career woman at the same time, you’ll wind up burning out.
But is this always true? Are you automatically denied a work-life balance as a working mom?
Not necessarily. But it requires some careful planning and attention to detail. So what’s the secret? Let’s take a look: here are some proven ways to make it work in your life.
I think the key to successfully starting and growing an opportunity is only possible with proper communication with the loved ones. Our loved ones make or break any new endeavors. Even when it comes to losing weight talking to family and friends are first ones to get on board similarly discuss the plan and overall goal with family first, let them understand how this benefits you and them so to make sure you have the adequate support needed to get started.
Utilize Online Shopping and store pickups:
In this post Covid world we are well versed in online ordering from basic to fashion to everything in between. Use the available resources so you can make sure you are spending time in things you like. Buying groceries and supplies in-store is enormously time-consuming and only something you should consider as a last resort. Where possible, automate all your shopping by setting up accounts online and just clicking the “buy” button.
Get A Maid
Think about how much time you spend doing housework. If you run a regular family home, you could be devoting more than a few hours to chores every week. That is on top of all the work and child-related errands that you must run.
If you are struggling to keep up, enlist help. Your first port of call should be your spouse and family. See what they would be willing to do to support you. Next, you can ask your kids to perform various tasks around the house to save you time.
If there is still work to be done, then think about hiring a maid. Just a couple of hours a week can free you up enormously, giving you more energy to pursue your goals.
Plan Your Week
Being prepared is not half the battle it is the battle therefore make sure you plan your and your family’s week ahead as once the week begins that will not be feasible. Whatever that helps you being ready for the week should be taken care of during the weekend or your days off. From meal prepping to laundry to paying bills all need to be properly allocated so it does not fall through.
Planning your week is a great way to ensure that you fit everything into your schedule. You can plan in many ways, including:
- Preparing and freezing weeknight dinners on a Sunday afternoon
- Setting out your work timetable so that you have time to get everything done
- Planning kids activities, such as sports and clubs, for the week
- Setting aside time one evening to blitz the house from top to bottom
Leverage Play Dates
How can play dates help? Simple: they give you a chance to hand over responsibility for your kids to somebody else so that you can focus on you. For instance, you could use play dates to get work out of the way, spend some time relaxing, or just enjoy yourself doing something that you want to do.
Embrace The Benefits of Work
As working moms, it is all too easy to get into negative thinking patterns. You might say things to yourself such as:
- “All I ever do is work. I don’t have any time to myself!”
- “I’m exhausted and drained by all my responsibilities.”
- “I can never just relax. There’s always something to do.”
However, these attitudes can make your life worse. Seeing work as a negative instead of a positive thing in your life makes the entire process more challenging.
A better approach is to consciously reframe how you view your career in a positive light. You could try seeing it as something that provides your life with purpose and focus, gives you an income to enjoy your free time, or allows you to interact with new amazing people.
So, which of these ideas are you going to try?