Ways moms can balance work and family.
It’s tough being a working mom and trying to balance work, family and running a functional household. However, with some re-organization and effort, it is perfectly manageable to balance work and family and enjoy life altogether. Learn how to juggle your career, your family and their needs and well as your home by implementing some smart productivity tips for a working mom.
Reduce distractions and time wasters
Time is precious and we need to learn to distinguish between important and not so important things. As a working mom, you’re not gifted with too much free time and you need to learn to use what little time you have doing quality things that matter instead of wasting time on some completely unnecessary things. You can achieve this by minding your productivity at work. Don’t socialize too much with your colleagues, if it affects your productivity negatively, limit taking long lunches and aimlessly surfing the net. When you’re at work, do the work and don’t take it home. When you get home, spend time with your spouse and kid(s), instead of wasting time watching TV or surfing the net for hours.
Plan and do things in advance
A lot of obligations and pressure is placed upon working moms. They have to be well-organized and to plan everything ahead. It’s not easy keeping a mental track of all the things that need to be done. That’s why it’s a good idea to use organizers, planners and calendars. You, as the mom need to keep track of all the things such as upcoming birthdays, grocery lists, doctor’s appointments, extracurricular activities, making healthy meals and so on – it’s a never-ending list. But the key to good organization is to put everything in a planner so you don’t forget anything and do everything promptly. You can also use a shared calendar app so that your husband is also aware of the upcoming obligations, so he could pitch in. This is one way to prevent exhaustion in motherhood.
Use time-saving hacks
Planning strategically and learning how to do much in less time are key time-saving hacks. Take into account all the things that you can shorten. For example, instead of going shopping, order groceries online, run the errands you can during your lunch break, prepare outfits and lunches the evening before to ensure a relaxed morning and breakfast. Another way you can save time, in the long run, is to shorten your morning beauty routine. And how can you do that and still look beautiful? The key lies in long-lasting and semi-permanent makeup. Consider booking an appointment in a salon, where a skilled technician with a certified lash extension course can enhance your eyelashes with extensions. In that way, you’ll look beautiful as soon as you wake up and you definitely won’t need as much time to get ready in the morning.
Create special family activities
Creating special family activities means doing something together as a family that everyone enjoys. For example, everybody loves spending time outdoors and luckily for you, there are so many ways you can have outdoor fun with your family. You can go to the park every week and do some sports, or have a picnic and talk, walk or fly kites. You could also organize a family game night or play mini-golf. It’s important to take into consideration the preferences of every family member.
Find childcare providers that you trust
When you’re at work, you need to be sure that your child is properly taken care of. You need to find either a trustworthy nanny with an extensive resume and experience, a daycare center or simply a person you trust to take care of your kid while you’re at work.
Create moments for yourself
Working moms usually put themselves at the last place and they often don’t make time for themselves but instead focus on their family. But, it’s important to find some you time. It’s crucial for finding inner peace and unwinding. Look at it in this way, if you don’t take care of yourself, you aren’t going to be able to take care of your family neither. That’s why you need to find an activity that will help you relax and recharge. You could try meditation, yoga, exercise, reading, writing, catching up with a friend, or pampering yourself.
Being a working mom is a whole complex process and involves many things. The article discussed only the tip of the iceberg. However, everything is possible and manageable with a good perspective and organization.