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Life Saving Tips To Manage Work-Life Balance

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I’ve heard about separation anxiety in the past. But I never realized how deep it is until I experienced it myself for my newborn child. Everybody told me to enjoy every moment of motherhood. But no one told me about the apprehension that I would go through as I leave my baby and go back to work. I have always been a productive flight attendant. But then I was not so sure during the early stages of being a working mom. I had low energy, and I lacked motivation at work. My brain could not focus as sharp as it was before. And most days, I’m excited to end the day, so I can be with my baby.

Some days I had mom guilt for leaving my baby for work. Then at work, I had the guilt of not performing as well as I did before. This difficult period in my life was probably my darkest as well. I hope somebody gave me tips on a work-life balance as a new mom.

Life-saving tips that you shouldn’t ignore

This article is for you, new working moms, and single working parent. I’ve been there before and wished that I learned these tips earlier. So don’t take that similar route and build motherhood with a work-life balance.

Redefine your goals

If I am only allowed to tell you one thing, I’d tell you to redefine your thoughts. That is how important this is. Start by accepting that everything will be different from now on. You’re renewed into another being, you have become a mom. When you gave birth to your child, you got rebirthed into a completely new being. Redefine the meaning of your career. Your roles expanded to being an employee, a wife, and a mom. Identify that you cannot give 100% for each role. Be gracious to yourself if you can’t be the high performing employee you once were. And be kind to yourself if you cannot stay with your child 24/7.

Redefine your priorities. Will you be willing to readjust your timeline to reach your desired position? Or are you ready to sacrifice to get the promotion you’ve been working hard? Set your priorities and commit to it. Make a SWOT analysis to help you through the process. And when you feel the guilt, go back to it and stay committed to your goals.

Share parental responsibilities

You cannot be everything. Share your burden with your spouse. Take a moment to sit down together and list all your parental tasks. Then delegate responsibilities–so you don’t get overwhelmed on your own. Parenting is teamwork. This will need trust and confidence from both of you. If you are a single working parent or sharing tasks between partners is not possible, it’s time to contract help. Go ask help from trusted relatives or good friends. But if support is not freely available, pay for help. This is the only way that you can work productively and enjoy your motherhood at the same time.

Trust me working moms, you can’t do it all and live a quality life.

Recover through self-care

You need to recover! I know it seems like your baby is so fragile and it’s hard to entrust them to others. But trust me. You might be a better mother if you can regain your health. You’re given maternity leave so that you can recover and adjust to your new life. So take care of yourself. Self-care is not selfish. Stay tune to my blog and learn about the benefits of self-care for you and your family.

Milestones of the work-life balance for new moms

When you accept and try to learn about your new self as a brand new mom, then you have reached your first milestone. When you know that some days are better and some days it could be the worst, you have reached your plateau. Nothing’s going to be perfect, and some will not be what you have planned. But I promise you that some days, it’s even better than your plans.

Jene See
the authorJene See
A Home-based Entrepreneur and Blogger For me, being a home-based entrepreneur, parent and blogger has been quite an experience. Here’s how I got started on it all. Where I’ve been Becoming a blogger and a hardcore, home-based entrepreneur wasn’t exactly a planned career action for me. I can almost say I didn’t see it coming. It all started when I got pregnant with my first child. Back then, I was still working as a flight attendant, and I have to admit that I really loved my job. But when that baby came on board, I decided that I wanted to be as involved in my child’s life as I could possibly be. Once I’d made my decision, I swung into action. I quit my job and quickly made plans for a new (and different) life with the baby in mind. My foray into the glamorous world of entrepreneurship and blogging was a little more abrupt. This started a lot more recently.   I first came into contact with these products sometime around two years ago. In 2018, my aunt-in-law would be the first person to preach to me the wonders of Aulora Kodenshi. I confess that I was very skeptical back then. As I mentioned earlier, I didn’t see myself as an entrepreneur (or even a blogger for that matter). I felt I was comfortable in my role as a housewife and that picking up endeavors like that was for people who had more money to “waste.” I decided to continue to keep my focus as a good mother and an ideal housewife. The plan was, if I kept feeding my family good food and making sure that they all exercised regularly, there wouldn’t ever be a need to buy any of the products my husband’s aunt talked to me about. As it turned out, I’d not end up buying the products; I’d also become one of its most vocal advocates. How I Got Here Our second child got a case of eczema when she was about 18 months old. Ever since that time, every so often, she’d have a rather severe outbreak. The doctors would always tell us it was nothing serious, nothing to bother about, and we believed them for the most part. A reason for this was that almost like clock-work, she’d always get better after every 3-6 months. All of this changed though in February 2019. She had an outbreak, and we thought it was normal until she scratched so hard she drew blood. We tried everything to no avail. Frustrated, I decided to try SHIRUTO, one of the many products from BE International. In no time at all, the eczema and even the scars cleared up. I was so excited, I took to my social media page to share my joy, and that’s how I got into blogging and entrepreneurship. Plans for the Future I’m happy with where I am right now. I have a healthy family with a career I want to see grow. I don’t conform to the classic stay-at-mom routine of waking early in the morning. I do my best work at night when everyone’s happy and rested. The goal is to continue to remain healthy and inspire everyone around me to be free and keep those positive vibes flowing strong!
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