Women can do wonders.
We all know this, but if you are a mother, we salute you because we know you are doing wonders at home and your career. It is not easy to balance motherhood and career life, but women are doing it with great success.
The challenges we face are not easy, but we carry it well and make it happen while raising children who, one day, would have the same character and tenacity we display.
If you are like us and would want to succeed as a mother and a career woman, here are our success tips:
Don’t compare yourself to others
Nothing will come out of comparing yourself to others, so don’t. They have something you don’t, and you have something they don’t. We are all unique in so many ways, and that is our edge. Learn to appreciate who you are and what you have and focus on your career goals and family.
Include your children in decision-making
You will get busy with a lot of things and even when you do your best to balance your time between your career and your family, your family, especially your children, will feel neglected at some point. Explain to them that it is the last thing you would do. Involved them in your decision making up to a certain degree. This way, your bond will be stronger as a family, and the children would feel appreciated and valued because you value their opinion.
Every single day is a challenge and this much, we know. Do not focus on what happens each day even as you deal with it with tenacity, grit, and grace. You are working hard today to ensure your family is living a comfortable life and that you can make ends meet as well as enjoy what life has to offer. Today’s challenges are but a part of the test of your endurance and patience. Look forward and ahead, and you will be okay. Just remember to have fun and live in the present.
Learn to say no
Don’t be afraid to say no. Do not take on more than what you can do effectively. Do not make a mistake of wanting to or trying to please people because not only is it not healthy, it is also not aligned with your purpose and what you want to achieve. Remember not to feel guilty about it, too.
Know what you want and ask for it
Envision what you want to happen and where you want to be and ask for it. When you have done this, the rest is up to you. You can work on it as hard as you can, prioritize, and never give up. Motherhood is not easy, motherhood and maintaining a successful career is far from being easy, but you are doing a great job at it. You are off to a good start and your effort cannot be questioned.
Remember, we can be mothers and still excel in everything we do.