Mums who successfully balance family and work have one thing in common: They do what it takes to make family a priority.
Most importantly, they seek assistance because they realise they can’t do it all by themselves.
So many mums live in denial that they are able to do it all by themselves but the minute you realise that striking a work-life balance lies in accepting your imperfections it will become reality.
Here are a few tips for you and do tag a working mum who needs to read this
- If you know that working is the best option for your family, pray daily for God to give you the wisdom to know how to make the most of your time and to make the best decisions possible for your family.
- Sticking to routines gives your children a sense of security. If you haven’t made routine a priority in your home, try one small routine at a time, and do it without fail for one month.
- Without apologies, explanations, or guilt, feel free to decline requests that infringe on your family time. Saying yes to one thing means saying no to something else, such as a meaningful conversation with their husband, playing a game with their children, or catching up on laundry.
- Say yes to offers of help. Remember you are no Superwoman. So, if grandma or mum offers to help with laundry, please let her help out. If your neighbour offers to babysit, say yes. Rather than thinking that needing help is a sign of failure.
- Find ways to stay healthy. If you’re not healthy, you cannot successfully balance your responsibilities to your family and your job. Begin by making sleep a priority, limiting sugar and caffeine.
Whether it’s a mentoring relationship or a group of godly women, you will need them to support you and challenge you to grow.