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Achieving a work-life balance as a mom

Of the many personal growth challenges I had in my life, transitioning between careers was one of them. I had to juggle a lot of professions as I went through my own journey of life. Ultimately, the balancing act between the professional life of a teacher and a mom was a delicate one. There was a lot to watch out for and keep in line when I was at home and even at work. So I felt a little stretched thin a lot of the time because my full energy and attention was demanded both at home and at work.

Handling a full-time job and being a wife and mother has taught me a few things. And I want to share the lessons that I have learned, so that they may actually benefit those that read this blog.

The first thing is that time is precious, and that you should make the most out of it. Scheduling is important. You should learn to keep your work schedule according to its own timetable. And the same is also true for your family life as well. You should always make time to spend time with your family. However, while scheduling is really crucial, being flexible with your own time is even more important. You can do a lot better at work and at home if you learn to become flexible with your time.

Attitude also counts for everything. Even if you are low on energy and really busy, as long as you maintain a positive attitude, you would be able to take on any challenges and rise above them. You would be surprised at how much you can do if you maintain a positive and steadfast attitude. Your kids and your work will be better off if you try and maintain a positive perspective on your own life.

Staying busy is important, but you should also take some time for yourself. The jobs of being a professional and a parent can become really demanding. And you can burn yourself out trying to become the best at both. So you should take the time to relax and unwind for a bit. You should not feel guilty for taking a small vacation or indulging in a few things. Ultimately, it is better for everyone if you take some time for yourself. If you learn to relax, you can get more energy. And this can allow you to do more for any of your jobs.

Hopefully, the tips that I have shared with you are going to help you with your own work life balance as a parent. Having enough time for your family is crucial especially if you do not want to miss out on any of the important life stages and events of your children. It can be hard for a parent to balance their work and their family life. And I sincerely and genuinely know all of the struggles of those personally, because I lived the double life of a busy professional and a mother as well.