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Balancing Your Work Life With Your Job as a Mom

Balancing Your Work Life With Your Job as a Mom
Balancing Your Work Life With Your Job as a Mom

Balancing Your Work Life With Your Job as a Mom

Barbie was a pretty common toy growing up for most children. She had her own dream house with many friends, and even Ken. Barbie was a superstar, a police officer, a lawyer, a teacher, a mom, and many other roles. She did it all and had it all.

When you were growing up, you witnessed your own primary caregiver hold their own career, take care of your every want and need, and tend to the house, chores, and errands. They did it all, and they made it look easy. You’ve always been dedicated to your career, but now that you’re a mom, you’re having difficulty juggling the different areas of your life.

Here’s how to balance your work life with your job as a mom.

Balancing Your Two Jobs

Let Go

First, it’s time to let go of that mom guilt. There is absolutely nothing that you should feel guilty about. There can be a lot of opinions from people about being a working woman and a mom. The only opinion that should matter is your own. If you want to be a working mom, that decision is yours. Consider changing your perspective on the matter. Your career is yours. It’s your time to thrive and get after your own goals that you set for yourself. Plus, you’re helping to contribute to your family.

Don’t Try to Do It All

You don’t have to do it all, nor should you feel like you have to. Try to prioritize the things that matter the most to you. It’s okay to say no from time to time. Go to the events that you actually want to attend. Say no to the ones that you don’t want to go to or where you already have another commitment. Don’t try to spread yourself too thin.

Carve Time in Your Day for Yourself

When you become a mom, your entire world is split and dedicated to an entire other person. Make sure you’re finding time for yourself and a little self-care here and there. Finding time to relax or tend to your own wants and needs as a mother can be hard, but self-care is essential. Wake up a little earlier to make coffee and eat breakfast peacefully. Block your calendar during the middle of your work day to go for a walk, read for a little while, or hit up the gym.

Seek Additional Support

Breathe. You’re doing an amazing job, whether you want to admit that to yourself or not. Balancing everything life throws at you, holding a career, and caring for another human, isn’t an easy feat. There will be good and bad days. Asking for help isn’t a bad thing. In fact, it’s encouraged.

Find ways to lighten your workload. Consider talking to your manager. Reach out to your family or friends to help with your child while you cross other items off your to-do list. Lean on your partner for support, especially regarding housework or getting things prepped and ready for the next day.

You can also contact a licensed and trained mental health professional for additional support. A therapist can work with you to help you overcome the negative thoughts and feelings you may be experiencing. They’ll also be able to help give you other ideas or coping mechanisms you may not have considered yet. We specialize in Women’s therapy at Through Therapy Collective.

Don’t delay in getting the help you need and deserve. Reach out to us today to learn more about women’s counseling or parenting therapy.



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