The ever-revolving question of how to balance motherhood and career continues to perplex many women. If a solid solution was found to this question, a mother could relax and enjoy life a little more. The sad thing is this is not a simple yes or no answer, and it may not have a clear cut solution at all. The more realistic approach to this question would be to have a plan and try to stick to it leaving a little wiggle room for unexpected events.
The key to balance is flexibility. The more flexible you are, the easier it will be to react to the events around you. You do not plan for your children to get sick, they just seem to wake up that way sometimes, so make sure you have some personal days stored up at work. This will keep you from losing any time on your paycheck when you have to stay home to make sure your little one gets better. It is also nice to expect the unexpected that way when the moments arise, your stress levels do not.
Write out a plan for yourself. Make sure you take all preventative measures you can to ensure problems do not come up. Make sure your kids are completely well protected from germs and vaccinated. This will keep their odds of getting sick to a minimum. Make sure you take all measure to keep yourself healthy as well. This will ensure those sick days are safe and available when you really need them. By making a guideline of what to do during unexpected events it makes them a little less unforeseen and puts more control into your hands. If you know who would pick up the kids if you had to work late, then it takes hysteria out of trying to find someone at the last minute.
Of course, the best possible opportunity available to mothers is the ability to work from home. Many employers have this capability. This allows a mother to stay at home with her kids while working at the same time. Obviously not every woman will have this opportunity available to them, but some do, and they should utilize this fantastic tool to its full potential. It could alleviate a lot of stress for the career mother.
Balancing Motherhood And Career
Whatever route you take, just make a goal to keep stress to a minimum. Pressure has a way of making an issue appear much larger than it really is. Stressing out about a situation isn’t going to help in solving it, so don’t waste your health on this practice. Take a breather and analyze the situation stress-free. It will make your experience that much more bearable.
If you’re a mom or a parent going through a tough moment, just know parenting is tough but it will all be worth it in the long run.
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