Doesn’t everyone need some tips that will help us strike the balance between work and family life? Sure, when you’re young and single, without children to take care of, finding the time and energy for everything you want and need to do is simple and easy. As your life progresses and you accumulate responsibilities, it becomes more and more difficult. You need to put more time and effort into taking care of both your family and career so that neither one is short-changed.
And think: Where do you fit into all this? One of the top work-life balance tips for mothers is to allow time for taking care of yourself. If you get sick or just feel tired and irritable, how can you take good care of others? Women usually acknowledge the importance of spending quality time with their families, but may forget that they need quality time for themselves, too.
Striking the balance between work and family life means taking the time you need for yourself. You’ll perform better at work and be more present with your family. Listen to this short video I recorded where I discuss if it’s possible for us women to achieve work-life balance and what this entails. Don’t hesitate to comment in the video or in this blog to share your stand on this matter too!
Being a working mom is no picnic, but YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL—just not at the same time. The most important of my work-life balance tips for mothers is to slice your life into manageable pieces. Do one thing, then another. Don’t try to cram it all in at the same time because you’ll choke. Even if you do manage to accomplish it all, you may become rundown and vulnerable to sickness.
That’s the secret to striking the balance between work and family life. Don’t try to do too much at once. The best work-life balance tips for mothers take into account that you’re only one person with two arms who needs to sleep sometimes. Concentrate on finding your balance one day, one hour, at a time.
Beate Chelette is the Founder of The Women’s Code and serves as the Programming Chair for the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-LA). Once $135,000 in debt and a single mother, she successfully sold her business to Bill Gates in a multi-million dollar deal.
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