“Me” time is just as important as “We” time but work-family balance often makes it a difficult task for the working moms to find time for themselves. They have to go through a full gamut of emotions while they juggle a full-time job with a family life. The kid just came back from school and within two minutes you’re getting snacks for him, emptying the lunch boxes and helping him untie his shoelaces. Sometimes the way working moms handle multiple things together makes us think “if evolution actually works, how come moms have only two hands”. If you too are a working mom in search for keys to perfectly balance your work and family life then don’t worry, it’s going to be ‘easy peasy lemon squeezy!’, yup, that’s right, there are few pieces of advice you’d like to keep in mind, more like your handbook to climb higher on the corporate ladder and be the master of your own house-
1. Seek assistance and ye shall find strength
Most working moms find it embarrassing to ask for help, if you happen to be one of them, don’t comply with it. As a working mom, you are going to need all the help you can in the initial stages only because you’re going to need the rest. A good childcare provider can be a great help if your child is small. You can also take care of your partner in daily activities, and believe me, he will be the first one to be by your side. Just remember, chores are not just your work- they’re everyone’s work!
2. Set aside your daily “me” time
If you’ve ever felt you’re endlessly running on a Ferris wheel day and night then this tip can change your life. You need to make it a set part of your daily routine to set aside at least 30 minutes for yourself. Remember, you can’t make others happy until you’re happy yourself. Even when you give 15 minutes for yourself doing your favourite activity it can do wonders both for you and your family. It will not only improve your efficiency but it will also make your heart leap with joy making your family bond as strong as diamond.
3. Weekends are happy hours
From Sunday morning sandwiches to family vacations you’ll find ample time on the weekend to reconnect with your family. The good news is, by the end of the day, your family’s happy faces will give you much more strength to work efficiently on the work front. As for lunch, forget about it. Have a Subway sandwich with your family on the weekend and work with double energy the next day.
4. Set your schedule in advance
A perfect way to save time throughout the week can be through planning in advance. Create a work calendar where you can plan to finish your office work on time. Your calendar can also include dates to pay the bill, list of important family events, extracurricular activities, and much more. This will also help you eliminate surprises during the weekend. Try to give it a shot and you’ll surely create a perfect balance between work and family.
So these were the million dollar tips which are guaranteed to bring a million dollar smile on every working mom’s face. Creating an ideal work-life balance is not a magic, you just need to plan things in advance, schedule some time specifically for your family and pamper yourself, since you’re doing the hardest yet the most rewarding job in the world!