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Tips for Achieving a Balanced Life with Work and Family

Tips for achieving a balanced life with work and family: whether you’re a stay-at-home entrepreneur or a corporate executive; being a mother is already a full-time job as it is, but maintaining your professional career concurrently is definitely no easy feat.

It is possible to pursue a fulfilling full-time career while taking an active role as a mother, if you learn to find a balance that works for your life. These tips will help working moms to make juggling the two sides a little bit easier.

1. Set Your Daily Schedule

It’s very important to start your day knowing what you have to tackle. Work commitments, house chores, things to do with the kids, grocery shopping – the list goes on. Take out your planner and jot down what’s to come from the night before, or even the previous week if possible.

This will not only give you a sense of control, but it will also allow you to release the stress associated with feeling like you’re forgetting things you have to do, or remembering them at the very last minute!

2. Flexible Hours

Ask your employer about a flexible work arrangement. As this would mean you would be able to take your children to their after school activities or attend any plays or special events they have at school. Not all employers will be willing to let you work on a flexible schedule, but you never know unless you ask!

3. If You’re Not Alone, Don’t Operate as Though You Are

We realize this one doesn’t help out the single parent much, but for those who are in relationships, remember that you’re in one. Ask yourself this: if you have a partner, why are you trying to do it all by yourself anyway?

If you reach a point where you’re feeling utterly drained at the end of the day, then you’ve reached the point where your partner should be stepping up their game to help out more. Ask for help. No really – do it.

4. Let go of the mom guilt.

Mom guilt is a particularly tough feeling to face and overcome. You feel guilty when you miss your daughter’s dance recital because of a company retreat. Or you feel guilty for leaving work early—again—because you have a sick child. No matter what you do or don’t do, you feel bad about it. Guilt doesn’t make you a better mom. It stresses you out and makes you anxious.

Can a working mom have both a successful career and a fulfilling family life?

It is absolutely possible.

It may not look exactly like how you pictured it, but don’t let that deceive you. Recognize and appreciate all of the great things you do have, work towards implementing the above tips for achieving a balanced life with work and family and just take it one day at a time.

Keep a tab on our social media pages and blog. We might have a tip or two on ways of how to deal with guilts like this.

Till we meet again some other time! Cheers.

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