To have a successful career while maintaining a social life is what we all strive for. Being a working mom adds to the challenges that already exists. It is often exhausting to fulfil both responsibilities—as a caring mother and as a professional who performs her work with dedication.
Whether a mom works out of choice or necessity, it is understandable that there are a lot of activities that need to be juggled simultaneously and that too without losing focus in any of those. This article will help working moms to adjust their home life according to the necessities at the workplace and vice versa.
provide temporary solutions. Use of a good planner is sine qua non of an organized professional life,
which in turn will make your personal life comfortable.
Schedule all your work and plan your meetings well ahead of time. Also, make sure that you let others
understand that you need to be intimated on any meetings one or two days ahead so that you can plan your
time with your kid/s accordingly.
Fix a routine for the work at homelike laundry, grocery shopping, etc. and make sure that you have enough
time to rest as well. You cannot be running
around doing only chores like a machine.
your partner on how he could help you with some of the work that you usually took care of before. Any
reasonable partner will understand your concerns.
than half an hour normally. You can do a lot in that extra half an hour.
You can schedule your work at home, make a to-do list for the evening shopping, or even buy necessary
things for your kid/s if you have a supermarket nearby. Running out of baby food? Get it from the nearest
supermarket. This way, you will get a lot of things done and save a lot of time for you to spend with your
work pressure or to meet a deadline. You will need to stop being too worried about getting your project
jeopardized. It might be true that it is your pet project and do not want to let anyone near it, but it will do
more harm to you.
You need to sometimes relax, cut yourself some slack and delegate some areas of
responsibility, which you think have little chance of changing the outcome, to others.
goals in a realistic manner. If you do not have the bandwidth, do not take extra work to impress your
superiors. That’s the whole thing about work-life balance.
Otherwise, you can always look for an organisation that offers you the flexibility you want. There are a lot of
jobs out there if you have the skills. Most job portals nowadays offer easy job search and you can know a
lot about the company before joining.
should be wise to understand it for the better of you and your family. Are you feeling too tired to do the
leaning or looking after your kids during the weekends? Hire someone who can help you with those chores.
your career. They can reveal their secrets of work-life balance or even inspire you to do so with their stories.
career person. That means skipping those evening parties or even cutting down TV time. Create memories
instead with your loved ones.