Being a mother is not easy. Being a mother with a work is probably the most difficult thing every can ever do. It is quite difficult to juggle doing your job while taking care of your kids and doing house chores all at the same time. When you do good at work, you feel bad because it seems like you are not doing a good job at home and vice versa.
For sure, you would want to do everything and you wish to find the balance between your life and work. But is that even possible? Of course, it is. Here are some tips that will help you do so:
- Ask help from your partner.
Let’s face it— you cannot do everything on your own. Lucky for you, you have a partner to work with. Keep in mind that parenting is a joint effort so do not be afraid to seek help from your partner. Think when is the most stressful part of your day and that is when you would ask your partner to help you.
- Be mindful.
The main reason why mommies find it difficult to find balance between work and life is because their mind always wander. When you are at work, you think about your children back at home and when you are at home, you think about work. If you want to be more efficient, be mindful of everything you do. Focus on just one thing at a time.
- Look for an effective and efficient child care specialist.
If you feel guilty for leaving your kids back home, the least that you can do is to make sure that they are in safe and reliable hands by choosing a reliable child care specialist. Try to create a list of criteria that you want her to have. Plus, you can ask recommendations from family and friends.
- Ask your company for a flexible work schedule.
We all know that it will be difficult for you to work at 9-5 and take care of your kids at the same time. That is why you should ask your boss to give you a schedule that will work for your family and company.
- Use your time efficiently.
There are many hacks that can help you save time. You can try cooking dishes that can last for a long time, outsource task that will take you time to do so, clean your house daily and prepare everything the night before.
- Create a calendar.
Have a calendar that will tell you when to pay your bills, when to clean the house, what you need to do and many more.
- Assign tasks to your children.
If your children are old enough, you can assign to them simple household chores like sweeping the floor, washing the dishes and many more.
- Take advantage of technology.
During your break time at work, make a video call to your kids to make sure you are doing well. This will help ease the guilt a bit.
You can never achieve a perfect life. You cannot be a supermom and a supercareer woman at the same time. The least that you can do is to find a balance between the worlds that you are living in and you can do that with the tips mentioned above.