OkMotherhood and work is a tough job to balance. You may find that motherhood is sucking all of your time or that working is sucking all of your time. Whatever place you’re in right now, you need to know that you’re not alone. Many working moms struggle with balancing work and family. Many working moms struggle with finding the right time management skills necessary to enjoy the best of both worlds. Today I’m sharing some quick time management tips for the working mom and a printable to help you create more balance and time in your day.
Quick Time Management Tips for the Working Mom
Set Attainable Goals
Moms are famous for putting more than necessary on their shoulders. Moms seem to have this innate ability to think they have to do it all. Here’s a little fun fact, you don’t have to do it all. Learn to set attainable goals for yourself and your family. Don’t overschedule family time and don’t overschedule your work hours. Sit down to create reasonable goals for both areas in life, such as how much time you devote in a day to family versus working and what hours you’ll devote to each area of life.
Stop Trying to Multitask
You really can’t multitask motherhood and work. While you may think that you’re getting the most out of your time by trying to juggle work and kids at the same time, it’s really not beneficial. When you learn to stop multitasking motherhood and working, you’ll soon find that you have more quality time in both areas of life. Your kids will know when you’re 100% devoted to the time you’re spending with them and your work will also show signs that you weren’t 100% devoted to the task at hand. Let go of trying to spend time with your kids at the same time you’re working from a smartphone or desk.
Create a Daily To Do List
My working mom’s printable will help you in this area. When you wake up every day, sit down with this working mom’s printable and write down all of your to-do’s for that day. You can include appointments, household chores, work tasks and parental tasks on this list. Taking the time to create a daily to-do list will keep you focused on setting attainable goals and refraining from multitasking throughout your day. This daily to-do list is the perfect thing to create while you’re sipping your morning beverage and eating a quick breakfast. Click here to download the printable.
These three quick time management tips for the working mom, when combined, will help you find that you have more time in the day to devote to all areas in life. You’ll see that your kids are happier because your spending quality time with them and your work tasks will be completed more efficiently. You’ll start to feel more relaxed and in turn, realize that you’ve mastered the skillset of balancing work and family without stressing out.