Working mums - the superheroes of our time! They're the women who manage to have both a family life and a successful career. For some it might sound all too good to be true, but it's totally possible.
By Claire Adams
Don’t forget to relax
We all need to blow off some steam from time to time, and when you’re a working mum, venting becomes an essential part of your lifestyle. Find what works for you, whether it is spending time with your friends, having a long bubble bath, meditating, or something completely different. It can be anything, as long as it helps you keep your nerves.
Learn how to organise
Having a plan is essential when there are many things to do and not that much time, which is pretty much always if you are a work-at-home mum. If you learn how to organise well, you’ll never get stuck or lost in all your chores and responsibilities. Also, writing things down will enable you to visualise your goals and manage your time accordingly, so consider getting a simple planner that can help you organise your schedule much more easily. Even if you don’t stick to it entirely, you’ll learn from experience and will surely become much better at planning.
Mum, TV presenter, dance and founder of Body by Finch - Rachael Finch multitasks by staying organised. Photo: Instagram @rachael_finch
Ask for help
There’s nothing wrong with getting a bit of help when you feel like you need it – nobody can do it all, and the amount of work mums have can often be overwhelming. You might think that asking for help will make you seem weaker, or perhaps you simply feel uncomfortable doing so, but there really is no reason for such worries. It’s completely logical that a person who juggles both work and family does need a little help from time to time, so don’t be afraid to ask for it.
Think about the future
Every parent wants their child to have a nice job and good life, so one of the main things they think about is their children’s education. Education is extremely important, which is why it’s a good idea to start saving up for college in advance. Plus, there are always tuition fees and other potential expenses, so you can never know for sure how much money your child will need. One thing is for sure, though – you can never save too much, so start saving as soon as you can.
Staying physically healthy can make it easier for you to stay emotionally healthy as well. Eating the right food, exercising, and doing sports will keep you strong and energised, which can help you cope with stress and deal with all your obligations. When it comes to staying fit and healthy, it’s also important to get enough sleep. This way, you will have much more energy in the morning, and it will be easier for you to concentrate on your daily tasks.
Believe in yourself
When you are a successful, working mum, there is no room for insecurities and self-doubt. In order to stay focused and on track, you need to actually believe you can do so. The mind can be a very powerful force, and if you manage to maintain a positive and confident attitude, there will be nothing to stop you from achieving all your goals.
Being a supermum can sometimes be very exhausting and demanding – but the rewards are worth it!