Whether you are a new mother or you have several children, sometimes it might feel like you are experiencing an internal battle between being a great mother and doing your best job at work. If you are struggling to balance your career and motherhood, consider some of these tips for working mothers.
This may require making a list of the things you want to accomplish. You can either number your list, or you can categorize your list, putting two or three tasks in the “must get done” category. Consider it a success if you accomplish everything at the top of your list. Your list of priorities may change daily or may evolve as your children get older.
Admit That You Need Help
Unfortunately, people sometimes feel like they have to accomplish things on their own. If you are married, admit to your partner when you need him to step in and take care of the children while you take a nap. If you are in charge of a project at work, be willing to delegate portions of the project to others.
Know When to Say “No”
There will be times that you will need to turn opportunities down. This might be a new project at work that while it will mean more money will also mean more time away from your family. It might be the opportunity to coach your daughter's softball team. Sometimes, these opportunities may even be something you would enjoy but that would take away from other more important things in your life.
It can be hard to turn down a good opportunity, especially when you might be worried that you will never get the same chance again. Avoid feeling that way. Often, a similar and, possibly better, opportunity will arise at a more convenient time.
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