What makes the 8th of march so special?
International Women's Day is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women.
First things first, we too hate the tag “working mom” for the simple reason that you would never address a man as a “working dad” and as Women's Day 2022 in India is themed around 'Women of Tomorrow' while emphasizing the psychosocial well-being of women in the country and aiming at improving their mental health, we are ditching the tag right away before we progress with the article. Yes, a mother can have the best of both worlds - a successful career and a happy family.
If superpowers ever had a face, they would look like our mothers because who else would be able to house a baby for 9 months? That's just something superheroes do and that’s what only women can do.
Tips on work-life-mom balance:
1. Stay organized and save time like a pro -
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When you want to get a lot done in a small amount of time, effective planning, strategy, and shortcuts have to be in your magic bag. There are immense responsibilities for a working mother - you have to keep in charge of the doctor's appointments, birthdays, classes, planning everyday meals - just to name a few. So make use of planners and apps to keep a track of your to-do list and ease off on that mental load.
2. Create a support system that you trust -
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Knowing that your child is happy and in safe hands, really adds peace to your mind when you’re away at work. Make sure to find the right help or someone that you can trust with your child.
4. Create fun family activities -
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Plan some fun activities that everyone as a family can do together - it can be as simple as a game night or a picnic on the beach or a walk in the park. Make sure to involve your children in making the plans.
5. Choose who and what you say “yes” to -
Not everyone deserves a “yes” from you. Choose those events or people that bring you joy not anxiety. It’s okay to say no to some people and you need to stop feeling bad about it. Pushing yourself extra takes all the fun out of every experience. So simply choose you and your family.
Some tips to help women ace that work-life-mom balance. These include
1. Make your own rules no matter what anyone says.
2. Accept your new life- the messes, the sleep deprivation - all of it.
3. Stay as positive as you possibly can because there’s always light at the end of the tunnel.
4. Make sure you get your husband and family to share the load more often.
5. Plan your day a night in advance to avoid any surprises.