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6 Working Tips For A Working Mom: Navigating Work, Family, and Self-Care

Let’s admit that the constant juggling act that comes with balancing work, family, and self-care is damn hard. But we must try and thrive without sacrificing our well-being. Here are six tips fora working mom to help fulfill your potential both as a professional and as a mommy. 

The Simplest And The Hardest Thing to Do – Forgive Yourself

Working mom guilt is real, okay? Recognizing that no one is perfect and that imperfections are part of motherhood’s beauty can help navigate this guilt. You won’t be getting rid of it, oh no, but it won’t be debilitating anymore. Embracing your glorious, flawed self benefits you as a mom and sets a positive example for your kids, teaching them that it’s okay to be imperfect and not go hard on yourself.

6 Life-Saving Tips For Working Moms

1. Prioritize Your Priorities

In this ridiculous quest to “have it all,” we often find ourselves spread like butter on toast. And sizzling. Setting clear priorities is the first step in balancing work, family, and self-care. Determine what matters most to you and your family, and use those priorities as a guide.

For example, your top priorities might include being present for your kids’ important moments, meeting work deadlines, and carving out time for self-care. 

2. Delegate and Ask for Help

The archetype of a “superhero working mom” is unrealistic and harmful. Delegate tasks and ask for help when needed. Whether it’s getting your partner, family members, or friends involved in childcare or seeking support in your professional life, don’t be afraid to reach out. It takes a village, you know.

3. Embrace Flexibility

Flexibility is the cornerstone of gracefully dancing the dance of work, family, and self-care. Don’t be scared to communicate to your employer that you’ve got to have a work-life balance and adjust your working hours to suit your family’s needs.

If you are self-employed, and there is no one to ask to be considerate but yourself, look to paragraph 2 – DELEGATE. You don’t have to take every meeting and personally greet every client. 

4. Plan, Schedule, and Prioritize “Me” Time

It’s not selfish; it’s self-preservation. Run a bath, watch a movie, cuddle up in bed with a book – or with a hunky vibrating dildo from, go shopping or wolf down a whole bag of flaming hot Cheetos and wash it down with a bottle of red wine. Alone, with no one screaming “Mamaaa!” in the closest vicinity. It’s the least you deserve. 

5. Boundaries and Saying “No”

In a world of constant demands, setting boundaries and learning to say ‘no’ can be challenging but vital. Overcommitting can lead to stress and burnout.

It’s okay to decline additional work or social engagements when your plate is full. You protect your precious time and energy. And you can sometimes say “no” to the kids, too. If you are too tired to go to the park or you plan on heating up lasagna for dinner while someone screams for chicken nuggets – a “no” is your silent killer and your right of veto. A way of self-preservation, too.

6. Celebrate Small Wins

As a working mom, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Take the time to acknowledge and celebrate your achievements, no matter how small they may seem.

From meeting a work deadline to handling a tantrum at home, each little thing is a step in your journey. You’re doing an incredible job.

Incorporating These Tips into Daily Life

Balancing work, family, and self-care is not a one-size-fits-all journey. It’s an ongoing process of adjustment and adaptation. It is and going t be super hard, but these simple tips can make your existence at least a little bit easier. You are enough. You are doing enough. While the world may demand more, you must recognize that you are already a remarkable mom, a dedicated professional, and a deserving individual. 

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