7 Tips for Working Moms

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7 TIPS FOR WORKING MOMS

From Huffingtonpost.com

For working mothers, trying to squeeze everything into 24/7 can be exhausting. After dealing with this exhaustion myself, I decided to come up with a list of tried and true ways to combat it. Below are a few tips and tricks that I suggest will help you balance family, work, and all the craziness that pops up in between

1. Learn to Let Go:

Just when you think you have a grip on your schedule, someone gets sick or the car breaks down. The only thing we can do in these moments is take a breath and keep moving forward.

2. Make Lists:

Lists for you, lists for hubby, lists for whomever. Get things off your plate, delegate. You can text or use an old fashioned notebook. Getting your ideas out of your head and onto a concrete piece of paper helps to clear your head and keep you organized.

3. Stand Up for Your Rights at Work:

If you put in 100% effort, expect the same respect in return. When you are at work, keep focused and work hard. It’s easy to get distracted, but don’t let yourself. This attitude might help you move up in ladder.

4. Be Offline from 6-9:

Set aside these hours for precious family time that your kids need. Turn off your devices until the kids go to sleep so you can relax and enjoy their company.

5. Learn to Say No:

Having a schedule too full of activities will push you over the edge. This includes work activities and your kid’s extracurricular ones. I am not saying to cancel every event, but be mindful of how much you are squeezing in to a small amount of time during the week and on your precious weekends.

6. Make the Weekends About Family:

Everyone works hard during the week at work or school. The weekends should have some relaxation time built in so you can start the next work week fresh and stress free. My family tries to set aside one day with no obligations…Not even setting an alarm!

7. Breathe. Repeat. Breathe. Repeat.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: BLISSFULMAMAS

dsc_0013Blissfulmamas is inspired by living in the moment, embracing the chaos and enjoying the crazy wonderful ride of motherhood. As working professionals, we really do have it all! Come as you are and embrace it. Families are like snowflakes, each different and unique, no two the same. The antiquated idea of the perfect roadmap to raising a family, balancing a professional job, and everything else in and between is long overdue for a make over! Blissfulmamasis a networking community for working mamas with a positive outlook, looking to collaborate with each other on career advancements, job opportunities, managing and organizing family life, without forgetting about the long overdue personal “me” time. Our goal is to act as a positive outreach for working mamas and be a place where working mamas can collaborate & find resources, all available on the go!

 

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