Can you spot the working mom in the office?
She's the one making doctor's appointments on her commute, eating on the go so that she can make a run to the grocery store on her lunch break and spare her kids an evening trip. She’s fueled by that twice warmed cup of coffee, and those sweet kisses from her babies at the end of a long day. She’s balancing two full time endeavors in half the time needed.
Its so important to take time every day to attend to our mental health and take care of our hearts. We live in an ever faster-paced world, and we are more connected to one another than ever before thanks to social media. There are a so many wonderful things that come with our changing world, but there are also a lot of added pressures. Motherhood is hard no matter what your day to day looks like, but today, I wanted to take a little time to talk about attending to our emotional wellness as a working mothers, and some of the things that have helped me in my journey to finding balance and happiness while juggling motherhood and a career:
Find other working moms that you click with. Whether online or in person, connecting with other working moms is a huge comfort for me! I have stay-at-home friends that I love dearly, but we face different challenges in our daily lives, and it can be hard to relate them at times. Talking to someone in similar shoes can be such a comfort. Find the people who remind you that you're not alone ❤
Recognize that your journey is unique to you. Its easy to compare our lives to what we see of others. Whether its a mom that looks like she's killin' it 100% of the time, or you're the one who feels like it's easier than people make it sound. Behind the scenes, everyone is facing different demands, and no situation is the same. One of my favorite sayings is "Don't compare someone else's step five to your step one."
Don’t be afraid to ask for help. One person can't do it all! I know that I am guilty of trying to juggle everything - but sometimes the best thing for you is to delegate what you can. From asking your partner to take on a chore to requesting a few hours of "you" time on the weekend - its never something to be ashamed of: the YOU behind that mom, partner, and employee is just as important to take care of.
Its not easy, sister. You're out there making career moves and raising special little humans - you’re making the most out of every hour of those long days. You are enough: even on the days that you feel at your worst.