Working mothers have faced many challenges such as the impossible challenge of balancing work and family life. Being perceived as not fully present as an employee or a mother can be exhausting and a thankless job. But this does not have to be the case. Here are five strategies for ensuring that both your career and your family thrive:-
Get over the feeling of guilt
Some women are unable of being ‘stay-at-home’ mothers, while others choose to return to work because they do not want to give up their careers. Choosing to be a working mother is a choice to be admired rather than judged or shamed. If you are feeling guilty about not always being with your child, it is time to let it go. Start focusing on the benefits the company can be contributed to your family.
Create time-saving techniques
Plan your tasks strategically to get the most out in the least amount of time. Mommies can try to order food through online web or have delivered it to your house, saving time and making sure you do not forget anything. Organize your outfits and lunches the night before so you can enjoy your morning instead of rushing out the door.
Find a trusted childcare provider
Find a daycare, a kindergarten or someone you trust to take care of your child. Quality day-care with flexible hours, excellent teacher-to-child relationships, clean and comfortable environments and up-to-date licenses can provide mommies some easement. At least in one day, try to make time check whether it fit well and make your expectations clear. Keep in touch throughout the day if possible and ask your child for updates and photos.
Cut distractions and time wasters
At work, be aware of how much time you spend socializing with coworkers if it is interfering with your productivity. Try to avoid long lunch breaks and internet use so that you can complete your work on time. When you’re at home, focus on your partner and child rather than phone or TV to ensure the time spend together is meaningful and intentional.
Communicate with partner
A happy home start with a happy marriage. An understanding partner is one of the keys of happiness in marriage life. Prioritize your marriage or relationship because it will have a huge impact on everything else. The workload of house chores should not be placed solely on women. Tell your partner about your situation and make them acknowledge it. Delegate simple tasks so that they can learn to develop good habits early and play an active role in helping families.