In today’s busy world, proper engagement between your office work and your personal life can be a huge challenge. And on top of that, being a working mother can make it difficult to manage things. Due to which, we develop a poor work-life balance and result in developing unhealthy level of stress.
Yet, the greatest challenge of being a working mom is, ensuring we do not neglect some aspects of our life: ourselves, marriage, our kids and our career. Sometimes I wonder, why should WE as women sacrifice our careers over our family? Yes, we love our families, but some of us also desire to be independent and get going in our careers.
Since, you might be having a hard time in managing two different lives; here are some work life tips for busy moms.
Prepare and Plan
In order to have a work life balance, this should be the first thing to do: Prepare and Plan. We know that office hours start from 10:00 AM. Before the clock strikes 9, you have to make everything ready; cooking food, dressing up the children for school, preparing lunch for them, washing clothes and going to office. Without planning and preparing yourself, you will definitely get clumsy over a thing and miss out the chance of arriving office at right time.
So, you need to prepare for hectic mornings by getting things ready the night before. This will help you in being less clumsy and making a good impression at the office by arriving at the right time.
Utilize the Internet
As the world of technology has emerged at a rapid speed, it has also made our lives easier. So, why not consider doing some household work online? You can go for shopping, but if you don’t have enough time then buy clothes online. There are many online shopping websites, if you don’t know it, then Google some.
And you need to take out some time to do research on news, products and facts to make yourself aware about everything. So, you don’t look like the woman who only works inside the office and house.
Avoid Workplace Matter
Sometimes, we find it hard to switch our work-mood to home-mood when we come home from office. And, we have to switch our mood from work-mood to home-mood to avoid any arguments in the family. Balancing in between work and house can be done by avoiding all the office matters in the dining table.
Ask the children about their day in school or talk about anything which does not include the word “office.” Try to do avoid office work during your family time and become a great asset to your family.
Manage Time for Family
Every day we are so busy with our routine (making morning meals, dressing children for school, going to office, getting home, dinner, preparing for tomorrow morning, repeat), we often forget to manage time for our family.
Go out for dinner every weekend or take your children to the Fun Park. Either way, you must manage time for your family and become the “Best Mom.” Whatever your daily routine might be, make your family feel that they are important to you.
Make your Kids Feel Important
After marriage, children will become the most important thing for all us. As a working mother, it might be hard to manage big times for them but hanging out with them for few minutes can also work. Do not make them feel that they are less important than your work.
Make them laugh, talk with them about their day in school, watch cartoon movies with them, cook them their favorite food in order to make them happy.
Give Up on Perfection
Holding on to many responsibilities and handling double lives, a working mother can seek for perfection. She’ll want to cook good food, become a good employee and finish up everything before deadlines. This is how you all might feel, right?
However, you can stop trying to be a perfectionist. If something didn’t go according to your plan then leave it, move on to other things and stop wasting time worrying about it.
Divide the Work
Think about everything you need to do in one day. You can also write it down and create a “To Do” list. This is the time when you will need to check your list and think about the things that can be done by someone else.
If you have kids, then they can do some easy things like picking up the toys. For parents or your grown-up teenagers, they can help in vacuuming the room and sweeping the floors. And, about your husband, he can make your bed, water the plants or wash those remaining dishes. Being a mother doesn’t mean that you should look out to each and everything.
Take out Time for Yourself
Involving yourself in everything from taking care of your family to completing the assignment in your office, do not forget to take out time for yourself. After all, you are a human being and every human being requires rest, now and then.
Spend your time reading books or watching some movies. You can even go shopping with your daughters and visit your dearly beloved mother. It’s a fact that nothing can make you happy than having to spend some quality time with your Mom and Dad!
So, these are some tips which you can use to balance your work life. We hope you like this content. If in case you want to share your views or ideas then feel free to comment below. For more career tips and advice, click here.