10 Tips to Balance Your Life as a Working Mom
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Investing in your kids and your career is challenging—It's never easy being a mom trying to juggle a full-time job with family life. How do I know that? Because you're doing it. You've been entrusted with caring for your kiddos and earning an income.
Pursuing a fulfilling full-time career while taking an active role as a mother is possible if you learn to find a balance that works for your life.
These 5 tips will help you juggle the two sides a little bit easier.
1. Spend Time Doing Something You Love
Waking up before your kids allows you to spend that time doing something that brings you happiness and joy. Whether reading fiction, working on your family scrapbook, or learning a new language, use this time to work on something that usually gets pushed aside in the hustle and bustle of the day.
2. Make time for rest.
The adult human body needs seven to eight hours of sleep per night. A lack of sleep creates a long list of physical and mental health problems. Make bedtime a priority for you and your kids. The world feels brighter and lighter after a few nights of good sleep.
3. Wherever you are, be there.
One of the side effects of mom guilt is that they're never confident in what they're doing. they feel like they should be at work when they're at home. And when they're at work, they feel wrong about not being home. Without meaning to, you're making yourself miserable.
Give yourself permission to keep your mind and body in the same place. You'll get more done, be present, and truly enjoy your life.
4. Let go of the mom's guilt.
Focus on the positive things your work life is contributing to your family. Be confident that you are making the best choice for your whole family, including yourself, and your child will feel the extent of your love and understand your sacrifice.
5. Use time-saving hacks
Use shortcuts and plan strategically to get the most done in the least amount of time.
Schedule conference calls during your commute and gets quick errands done during your lunch break to free up more time during the week.
Prepare outfits and lunches the night before so you can enjoy your morning instead of rushing to get out the door on time.
Ahmed Ragab is a fourth-year student at Cairo University, where he is pursuing a bachelor's degree in physical therapy. He is a passionate email marketer, who helps develop original email marketing strategies.