Being a mother that works does not mean that one has to trade off on different areas of their life of be less effective in either area. There are several tips that coach Sarah Argenal recommends to mothers to meet the challenge of working and being a mother. First, it helps to track and analyze time through one’s day. Second, it is important to tune in or spend some time on self-reflection at regular intervals. Third, recognize it is ok to have things you are bad at. Fourth, realize you do not have to subscribe to normal work hours. Fifth, recognize what gives to energy and take advantage of that. Sixth, it often comes down to doing less with your time. Quality over quantity. Seventh, don’t put off projects do to lack of time. Eighth, it is important to experiment and then evaluate the effectiveness of a new approach. Ninth, keep a list of accomplishments in addition to a to-do list.
- Mothers who go back to work can have a difficult time balancing their career and their family, but it may not seem as difficult as it appears.
- Time is a precious commodity to mothers, so to better utilize it, you should analyze how you spend each minute of your day.
- It’s important not to get discouraged, but continue experimenting with different routines to have a better work-life balance.
“Taboada also noted that our social institutions and structures don’t make it easy to be working moms. “I believe what will change that is larger socio-cultural shifts, as well as finding the small ways we can maintain and survive with the resources available in the meantime.””