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Working Mothers Can Now Balance Work and Family with These Hacks

Goodbye to the days when a mother's only job was only limited to taking care of her children

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Sep 02, 2017: Hello Working Mothers! Seeking the appropriate balance between work and personal life can make a tremendous difference in the quality of lifestyle you lead. Goodbye to the days when a mother’s only job was limited to taking care of her children. Women of the present age look after their kids, work, and partners too.

With the growing number of responsibilities, you probably may not be able to find enough time for yourself.

Here are some hacks for working mothers to strike a right balance between work and family time

Organize Yourself

Many working mothers are always pushed for time, so it is important to be efficient. Being organized will help you to make the most of everything and let you spend more time with friends and family.

  • Make your life easier by shopping necessary items once a week
  • Plan your meals well in advance and pack refreshments before so that you have all the ingredients ready on time. This will also limit stress level and it will be easier to eat healthy meals
  • Place a calendar on the wall and keep a hang of all important appointments such as ‘things to do’ and outstanding bills that need to be paid. Also, you can set your bills computerized. This will save time and prevent problems in case of non-payment of the bills
  • Keep all your kid’s school possessions at one place to avoid disorder. This will keep you from rummaging for school lunch boxes and school bags in the morning time. While school drop can be very nerve-racking, being organized will make it compliant and help prevent accidents at the time of driving
  • Before leaving for work, decide your clothes and lunches and pack your bags so that you only have to do breakfast

Seize your day with a ‘must have’ family time

A busy schedule and hectic life make it difficult for working mothers to spend a quality time with family, which is a necessity. One way to secure a good family time is to prioritize your needs.  Family time is not a choice; it’s a matter of priority. You must decide one day when you can have fun together. Do fun activities together like playing board games, watching movies or cooking favorite meals. Switch off your phones on that particular day to avoid distractions.

Discipline is the key

Don’t bring your work to your home. Being disciplined will let you avoid work spilling on to the family and vice versa.

  • Just before signing off from work, spare some extra minutes to switch off so that when you reach home, you appear to them in a cheerful mood. You will be able to completely concentrate on your family. This will enable you to become mindful of everything around you and capture the most of the day ahead
  • Maintain a ‘things to do list’ in your diary and set reminders of the important appointments and schedules. Refer to the list every once in a while to avoid forgetting about the important things.
  • Stay focused on your work and avoid procrastination. Do your job on time.

Also Read: Gender Pay Gap-Why are Women Less Paid than Male? 

Make space for your partner

Your partner may want to know whether you still love him or not.  It is important for you to duly ensure that to him and enjoy each other’s company. Plan a dinner date monthly, send him a sweet message every day. You can also cook his favorite dish to make him feel special.


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How To Deal With A Jealous Partner?

This issue can’t get fixed over a day. But if you be patient and show your partner that you are always with him/her, by supporting through problems, discussing fears, celebrating small but important victories, and take it one day at a time, things will definitely change.

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Anxiety and fear are the two most common human emotions that lead to jealousy.

How harmful is jealousy?

Jealousy is enough to kill a relationship. Although at the beginning of the relationship, you might feel jealousy to be cute, with the time you will be able to see the true negative picture of jealousy.

What can be done?

Here are certain ways to deal with a jealous partner:

  • You should talk to your partner about his/her anxieties and fears

Anxiety and fear are the two most common human emotions that lead to jealousy. So to deal with a jealous partner, the first thing you must do is talk to him/her that the reasons for his/her anxieties and fears with the relationship and you.

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Most importantly when your partner decides to confess, instead of attacking him/her, show your empathy and try to solve the issue. Pixabay

The reason can be anything from she’s putting up weight which makes her thinks that you don’t love him anymore to your past casual relationship which you ended years ago, reasons can be very weird. But most importantly when your partner decides to confess, instead of attacking him/her, show your empathy and try to solve the issue.

  • Never develop defensive behavior

If you are being accused by your partner for something which you actually haven’t done, don’t start an argument about it. The more get defensive, the chances are that your partner will misinterpret the reaction and think that you are defensive because you want to hide something. Instead, you should reassure your partner that you haven’t done what he/she accused you of doing and settle the fear that your partner has developed.

  • Show all your affection

It’s time for you to show all your affection towards your partner. No matter how rude he/she behaves, don’t deny showing your partner how much he/she means to you. This would definitely help your partner to psychologically heal faster .

  • Create a boundary

This is a very sensible way of handling a relationship. Discuss with your partner about the likes and dislikes of each other and set boundaries accordingly so that in the long run things don’t get ugly and hence there are no chances for the rise of jealousy.

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It’s time for you to show all your affection towards your partner. Pixabay
  • Be responsive and available to your partner

Yes, it is your partner’s problem and he/she is the one to fix it. But instead of avoiding the issue be responsive about it. When your partner needs you the most, if you make yourself available for any help then the habits of jealousy often gets eroded. This also would help to redevelop the trust issues in the relationship.

  • Be patient to earn your back partner’s trust

This issue can’t get fixed over a day. But if you be patient and show your partner that you are always with him/her, by supporting through problems, discussing fears, celebrating small but important victories, and take it one day at a time, things will definitely change.

  • Make sure there isn’t a communication gap

Communication gap is the poison that spoils everything. The root of all fears, anxieties and doubts are because of communication gap. To develop healthy communication and make time for your partner. There won’t be any scope for jealousy to be created.

A jealous partner, in the long run, becomes intrusive and irritating. This is enough to spoil the love that you have for your partner and ultimately affect your relationship in a negative way. So try to sort out the issue and if all the damage-control measures fail, then it’s better to move out of the relationship.