8 proven ways to achieve work life balance (whilst being mum):
1. Plan ahead. Think about all the things you are going to be doing tomorrow, whether it be the scheduled kids activities, your working day or the food you will cook. Write a list of everything. Consider getting a calendar to note all the family’s activities on.
2. Get organised. Think about what you need to do tomorrow and get everything ready the night before. That might be getting the kids bags ready for school, getting clothes out, showering the night before or preparing food. That way in the morning, you can get up, get dressed and eat breakfast without running around looking for the lost shoe…
3. How much time do you want? Decide how much time you want to spend with your family vs time at work. Once you have an idea of this, you can then start to think about how you will implement that.
4. Take time out. Work out where you can take time out for you. You need to recharge your batteries. Dont overlook the impact this can have on your health, happiness and wellbeing. Could you get up a little earlier? Could you relax when the kids are in bed? Or maybe even initiate ‘quiet play’ where you have a quiet moment alone as they play.
5. Build your network of support. You don’t need to do everything alone. Start to build a network of people you can call upon and share the child related tasks: childcare, taking them to school, club attendance etc. It will really take the weight off you and others if you share the tasks and running them to places!
6. Start the day as you mean to go on. Start on a relaxed, stress free, fun and happy note. Make sure breakfast is healthy and nourishing, for you and the kids. You being happy and grounded will ensure the kids are too.
7. Don’t waste time at work. Be productive. Get efficient and prioritise your tasks. Don’t waste time checking your emails every 2 minutes or surfing the web for a new pair of shoes… Focus on your work.
8. Create family time. Make sure this is uninterrupted by work. Dedicate the time to be with your family. That means no phones, checking emails or talking about work! Plan the time in and discuss it with the kids. Build some excitement around the activity and live in the moment when you are with them.
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