Are you balancing your work onuses, mommy duties, and household chores satisfactorily?
Balancing between work and home is not an easy task, especially when you are a mom of young kids. However, my immense passion for work has pushed me enough to find the balance. Although I am fully devoted to my mom duties, I do need to feel happy, so that I can transfer this happiness to my kids. Nevertheless, my work is that ‘object’ through which I can get my happiness. When I wake up in the morning, it feels like another challenge to me; however, I need to remind myself that I am a self-sufficient, responsible, strong, financially independent person and I want to keep it just like that.
Sometimes trying hard to meet all the goals, make us feel disappointed, upset and even disabled. So, you need to follow some do’s and don’ts to stay calm and happy. Without discarding your caring loving nature, your emotions, you can do a better balancing act with a little bit of time management.
Try to make a strict periphery between your home and office. When you are in office, try to stay focused completely. Don’t allow anyone to point their fingers at you. At the workplace, it’s your responsibility to get your job done without being compromised besides getting the respect which you deserve to get from your colleague. If preparing a list of your weekly deliverables at the workplace makes you feel easy to focus then do it. During your free time or lunchtime, if you think of something is important at home that needs your attention then call in to check that. Just try to be focused wherever you are and seek right ways to balance. Trust me; no one can understand it better than you to balance both places.
Get Some Preparation Done the Night Before
For a busy woman, morning hours are quite important. Each minute is precious to them. So to avoid a messy morning it is always better to pack your kids’ school bag or help them to pack at night. It is better to get their uniform even your office outfit ready the night before. It is always advised for working women to make a little preparation for morning breakfast. These small preparation done the night before can help you to leave home with some ease and less stress. The extra time you can get in the morning, you can use it to do something productive like some light workout or some power yoga.
Don’t Need to Do Everything without any Guilt
You don’t need to prove your love and care by doing each chore in the household. You don’t need to drop and pick up your kids from every activity, ask your husband to arrange to pick up or see if a carpool is available. Spend a little more time with yourself and order home delivery instead of the pickup. If by chance you reach home late, and you are not able to put your kids to bed or share a bed time story with them, then let it go. It can happen when you have a deadline to meet at the office and you weren’t able to leave office early. Instead of doing every stuff, try to keep a good and healthy balance between home and workplace. No one can love your kids and your family more than you, if you are missing something, it can happen after all you are a human being and no one is perfect, so be calm and flush out the unwanted guilt if you have any.
Go for Daily or Weekly Planned Scheduled
Try to keep 10 minutes each day or twenty minutes weekly. Seat down calmly and prepare a to-do list. This will give you the chance to put your preferences first and keep a track of your appointments too. When you have your plans, all set then time management can become very easy for you.
Apply for Some Flexible Hours
Spending 8 hours each day for five days a week might not work for you. So try to discuss with your boss about some flexible timings, which can work for both you and your company, like:
- Reducing your works hours to part-time
- Allow you to work late or early shifts
- Let you telecommute or work from home once or twice a week.
If all these options fail then you need to use your vacations wisely so that you can spend quality time with your family.
Keep your Connection with your Friends Alive and have Fun
In your busy schedule, it’s difficult to catch up with your friends. However, managing a simple text is way better than staying apart. A little bit of communication will add a little extra to your day. You need to try hard to make plans with your friend at least once in a month or once in a couple of months. These meetings are so refreshing that it will boost you to keep the balance between your work and home.
There are many activities which you really love to do or which gives you immense happiness, try to do that whenever you manage a little time. Time management is tough, but it is in your hands so have fun in life.
Try to do Stuff with your Kids around
Don’t wait until your little one’s bedtime to finish your all-important jobs. You need to learn how to do stuff (cleaning, cooking, some financial stuff) when your kids are around. So, at the end of the day when kids are asleep, you can enjoy some free time without worrying about any other stuff.
Spend Time with your Kids
It doesn’t matter if you are not able to drop them in their schools or any other activity classes when you can spend precious fifteen minutes in their bed before they go to sleep it will allow them to share stuff with you. It can also be a good one to one time to bond well with your kids.
Get Enough Sleep and Spend Time on Exercises
If you are not able to get a good night sleep, it could ruin the next day. To get up with full energy, a good night’s sleep is really very important, especially when you are balancing your work and home together. When you spending long hours on working or doing household chores, you need to stay fit and flexible. So, try to understand the importance of exercises. At least manage 15 minutes five days a week to do something. It could be some real workout or even simple walking. It will boost your energy too; help you to balance well in between your home and office.
The last but not the least thing which you must do, (which I like most) is find time to go for shopping all by yourself or with your friends. Life is busy, life is short and with these busy schedules of ours, it is quite hard to get free time to fulfill whatever we want. Women love shopping, it can turn us on, so do it!
These were some tips and tricks which I follow in my day to day life to balance my home, my work, and my kids. If you want to balance between work and home try once. Go on Girls, follow these and if you have something to share please share your ideas with me, you can from the comment section or if you want to write articles on this site you can contact them here: