Being a working mum is one of the hardest jobs of all. Having survived as a mum with young children, while working long hours and still reaching the pinnacle of my career, I’ve got 3 tips to help make life for working mums easier.
Stress is an everyday part of life for working mums. We juggle raising our children, our personal needs and the demands of our career. It’s not always an easy balancing act. It’s okay to feel overwhelmed – you’re not alone.
My goal is to help you live a better life by learning the key strategies I use to manage stress, enjoy life and get %$&# done. Of course, this article is just the tip of the iceberg. If you’d like my help, all you need to do is get in touch.
Do you feel like you’re a good mum?
This is a genuine question. Motherhood is so crucial to our identity in the world. It’s easy to feel like devoting more time to a project at work is going to rob your children of moments with their mother.
That nagging doubt in the back of your mind is toxic. It distracts you from being present. The voice wears you down as you try to push through and accomplish important tasks.
Working mums need to be honest with their feelings about their worth as a parent. The first step is journaling. When I begin to feel like I’m failing, I take a beat and write down how I’m feeling. Then I try to understand why I’m feeling that way.
Tip #1: It’s okay for working mums to prioritise time with their loved ones.
The best way to keep your insecurities at bay is to become skilled at setting priorities. Take a moment at the beginning of your day, week and month to put your objectives down on paper. This list should encompass both your personal and professional objectives.
Once you have your list (it’s okay to make additions as your needs change), it’s time to start scheduling your time (your most valuable asset). Create a game plan for crushing your projects at work, while budgeting generous time for the people you love.
With the knowledge that you’ve built-in time for the people you care about, you can free your mind to focus on the task at hand.
Tip #2: Become the “Outsourcer in Chief” for Your Life
Don’t be afraid to hand-off time eaters and things you’re not great at to other people that are qualified to take these things off your plate. As a full time working mum, your time is your most valuable asset. Don’t waste it.
When you’re building your game plan, you can give yourself more time (it’s like magic) by highlighting activities that could be handled by someone else.
Some examples in my life include hiring a cleaning service to come in and clean my home once a week; switching to a dry cleaner that picks up and delivers; adding an intern that’s hungry for experience at work; hiring a designer to help me create eye-catching visuals to support my content.
The list goes on and on. By finding ways to move things off my plate without sacrificing quality or financial common-sense, I’m able to carve out even more time to spend with my daughters.
I firmly believe that less is more. And this philosophy definitely applies to the to-do’s on my task list.
Tip #3: Commit to Achieving Financial Independence
Having been through the struggle, my most important tip for working mums is to become financially independent, or at least add another source of income.
Think about it, why do you wake up every morning, kiss your kids goodbye and rush to get to work on time? What is your purpose? Fulfillment in life comes from having a purpose.
My purpose is to build a better life for myself and my daughters, without getting stuck in the rat race. There needs to be a light at the end of the tunnel, otherwise we get rundown and depressed.
Network Marketing: My Key to Financial Independence
When I left the corporate arena and began focusing on my personal development, I searched for a long time for the best businesses ideas for mums, and this eventually led me to network marketing. It was a bold moment in my life, filled with fear and uncertainty. But I knew that I was making a commitment to achieving financial freedom – the kind of freedom that would allow me to spend more time with my daughters and live life on my terms.
If you’re thinking about building a business and achieving a more balanced life, I’d love to talk with you. You can get in touch with my by clicking here.
Short on time? That’s okay! Just remember these key things to unlock your best life as a working mum:
- Invest in strategies that help you feel like the amazing mum that you are.
- Give yourself the grace to fail and get back up again. Nobody is perfect.
- Surround yourself with people that are committed to your growth and success (both personally and professionally).
- Find opportunities to outsource things that eat up time or don’t play to your strengths.
- Put yourself on a path towards financial independence – there’s a light at the end of the tunnel!