Tips For Maintaining Your Career and Motherhood
It isn’t always easy to have a successful career. Even though success is exciting and the end goal, it comes with its challenges. When it comes down to it there is an enormous amount of pressure on you to maintain your success. When you add on these challenges with also having a huge role to play at home as a mother, the results can be feeling like you are constantly on the clock and not really be succeeding at either since your energy is so spread thin.
It isn’t impossible to split a balance between your mother life and work life. All it takes is knowing a few tricks to see you through and you can make sure that you can successfully the best mom, while simultaneously being the best at what you do at work. Here is how.
Schedule Quality Time With Your Kids
Make sure that the same way that you schedule going to work each day, you schedule time with your children. This means setting a time each week when you can do something fun together that you both enjoy. If you have multiple kids you want to split individual time with each. Sometimes children can act out if they feel they aren’t being given enough attention.
Take Time For Yourself
If you don’t take a minute to take care of yourself between running around at work and running around at home you are going to feel worn thin quickly. Rather than allowing yourself to burn at both ends, take the time to do something that makes you feel good.
This could be anything from spending time with friends to enjoying a coffee alone, to taking a nap. Without remembering self-care, we can’t properly take care of anyone else.
Don’t Take The Office Home With You
When you arrive at the office you don’t start talking to your coworkers about how you have to remember to take out the trash, fix the stairway banister, or fertilize the grass. So why go home and start talking about all of the things you have to do in the office? Your family may love you and want to listen to you, but it really just detracts from your special time together.
You can keep your conversation about work general such as “I’ve been really busy.” or, “We’ve had some challenges.” But dragging your family into the work drama rather than living in the moment and enjoying the moment with them is really just robbing yourself of precious moments.
Try to do activities that are stress reducing. Such as running, going to the spa, or even meditating in the privacy of your own home. Anything that makes you feel less stressed out is something you should actively try to do.