How to Balance Your Life as a Working Mom
As a working mom, having a good job, achieving financial freedom, and at the same time, being there for your children to grow up happy. This is what every working mother wishes for.
Love yourself is priority.
To truly care for loved ones, you must first take care of yourself. Only then will you be able to love and care for your children and your family.
Give yourself some alone time to relax. Eating nutritious food and getting enough sleep are also crucial for self-care. Remember, self-care is not selfish. It teaches your children to love themselves and helps you be the best version of yourself.
Set healthy boundaries
Define your needs, establish time management and set healthy boundaries.For example, if spending time with your family in the evenings is important to you, make it a point to hide your cell phone and laptop during that time. You can also set expectations with your colleagues by letting them know that you won’t be answering work emails between certain hours. Once you have identified your boundaries, communicate them clearly to others. Then when your boundaries are violated, which is inevitable, address the person directly so they know where you stand.
Ask for support
Don't be afraid to ask for support. It's not something to be ashamed of, everyone has difficulties and it's a normal reaction to it.You can even find moms near you using Facebook groups or other apps. That way, you can connect with women who are going through the same experience, to share career and childcare tips together, which will also make you stronger.
Let go of the guilt
Working moms always worry that they will miss out on a lot of things about their children because of their work. But the fact is that, women feel guilty whether they are working or not. When we’re at home, we feel like we should be at work. And when we’re at work, we feel bad about not being at home.
Letting go of the guilt starts with forgiving yourself. Remember the reasons behind your choices. You can be a wonderful mom and have a job you love, you deserve it!
Be the mom you want to be, not the mom others expect you to be. Only then will you be able to achieve your own version of balance.
Working moms face a unique set of challenges. But that doesn't mean you can't be a great mom and successful at work.
Come on, moms, whether you're a full-time or working mom.