Kudos to the moms who are juggling work and motherhood. It can be tough to balance both, but it’s possible. Some days you might feel like you’re winning and other days you may feel like you’re losing. Check out these tips for juggling both work and motherhood.
Go with the Flow
Moms who are stressed out don’t juggle work and motherhood very well. It’s important to stay as relaxed as possible, no matter what you are doing. Keeping the stress at bay helps you to be a better mom and employee.
Put Boundaries in Place
Oftentimes, boundaries aren’t for your employer or for your kids, they are for you. Moms tend to feel as though they can tackle the world all at the same time. Put boundaries in place for yourself, know when you will work and when you will be with your kids, try not to cross the two over.
Ask for Help
Even though moms are afraid to ask for help, sometimes it’s necessary when it comes to juggling work and motherhood. Running a household and working a job takes a lot out of a person. Sometimes it’s worth it to pay a person to help you clean your house while you focus one everything else.
It’s easier to balance work and motherhood when you are organized. Keep your schedule simple and write down things so you remember them. Keep your children’s schedule as simple as possible too. The more people that are in your family, the harder it is to balance everything, if you don’t stay organized.
Know Your Limitations
When you have kids at home, you can’t please everyone and there may be times you have to say no. Saying no doesn’t make you lesser of a mom or an employee, it just means you have your priorities straight. And for the times you can’t say no, prioritize everything the best you can. You know your limitations, so keep this in mind when you are trying to juggle everything.
Lay off the Guilt
Moms would be able to balance work and motherhood just fine if they could lay off the guilt. Motherhood guilt is this thing that creeps up when you least expect it to. Whenever you are starting to feel guilty about being at work while your kids are at the babysitters, think about why you are doing what you do. You are providing for them and making life better for them in the long run.
The secret to juggling work and motherhood is for you to be the best mother and employee that you can. Go with the flow and let go of the guilt that plagues you on a daily basis. Deep down you know how to juggle everything, now it’s just a matter of executing the plan.