The pressure of finding that balance, especially during this tough economy can be difficult. Employees across all demographics are feeling the pressure of doing more with less. However, sometimes this means working moms have to spend more time at work and less with their families.
With these trying economic times, they are also fearful of losing their jobs, which adds more pressure and stress.
Here are five tips to help find balance from Careerbuilder.com:
Take care of yourself
- Although you are already overbooked, make some "me" time each week for your favorite activities.
- Actually, block off the time as an appointment on your calendar so it doesn't get bumped from the agenda.
Talk to your manager
- Let your manager know what your needs are and how your improved work/life balance will benefit the company.
- For example, compressed work-weeks, flexible hours (so you can arrive earlier and leave earlier) and telecommuting can help productivity and save the company money.
Keep a routine
- Divide household responsibilities (such as dinner preparation, chores and bill paying) between you and your family so that everyone is involved.
- If you have a partner, share responsibilities so that no one is bogged down in chores and you can enjoy quality time together.
Make the most of family time
- Transitioning from professional to mother can be hard to do when you walk through the door, but don't forget to enjoy time with your children when you're home.
- You might want to cross off another laundry list of to-dos when you get home, but don't let the minor tasks distract you from enjoying activities with your children.
Lighten the load
- Being a working mom might make you feel like a superhero, but you're only one woman.
- Learn to delegate responsibilities so that you're not on every call and in every meeting.
- Your staff will grow in their positions and you'll have less stress.
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