Have you been feeling stressed out as an overwhelmed working mom?
Being a working mom can be incredibly rewarding. However, it can also be both challenging and overwhelming too.
The constant juggle of work and family responsibilities can leave you feeling stressed, burnt out, and depleted. If you find yourself struggling to balance the demands of work and motherhood, don’t worry – you are not alone.
Here are 7 sanity-saving strategies that can help you balance life as an overwhelmed working mom.
One of the most important things you can do as a working mom is to take care of yourself. This includes getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, and exercising regularly.
Make sure you are also taking time for yourself each day to do something that brings you joy, whether it’s reading a book, taking a walk, or practicing yoga.
It’s important to set boundaries between work and home life to help you manage your stress and prevent burnout.
This might mean setting a specific time each day when you will stop working and spend time with your family, or setting limits on how much work you will take on outside of regular work hours.
Balancing Work and Motherhood: Strategies for Success
“NO” is the magic word for an overwhelmed working mom
One of the keys to balancing work and motherhood is learning to say no. You can’t do everything, and it’s important to set limits on what you are able to take on.
This might mean saying no to an extra project at work or turning down an invitation to volunteer for a school event. Remember, it’s okay to put yourself first.
Being organized can help you manage your time more effectively and reduce feelings of overwhelm. Start by making a list of everything you need to do and break it down into smaller tasks.
Then, prioritize these tasks and make a schedule for when you will complete them. Use tools like calendars, to-do lists, and reminders to help you stay on track.
Ask for help:
As a working mom, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to do everything on your own. Ask for help from your partner, family, friends, or even a professional.
This can be as simple as asking someone to watch your kids for a few hours so you can take some time for yourself, or as complex as hiring a house cleaner or nanny. Remember, it’s okay to rely on others for help, and it’s essential for your well-being.
One of my favorite ways to ask for help is to delegate and/or outsource tasks. As a mom with ADHD, one of my most dreaded tasks is grocery shopping. So I took this off of my plate and now order my groceries for delivery using Amazon Fresh.
Did you know that Amazon Fresh now accepts SNAP EBT? Yep – customers with a current SNAP EBT card qualify for FREE access to Amazon Fresh delivery, EBT discounts (like the produce match), and 50% OFF Prime! Details can be found HERE.
Connect with other working moms:
Joining a support group or online community can be a great way to find other working moms who understand what you’re going through.
You can share tips and strategies for dealing with the challenges of being a working mom and gain a sense of community and connection.
Seek professional help if needed:
If you find that you’re struggling with depression or anxiety, it’s important to seek help from a mental health professional.
They can help you identify the underlying causes of your feelings of overwhelm and provide you with tools and strategies to manage them.
In conclusion, being a working mom can be overwhelming, but it’s important to remember that you’re not alone.
By prioritizing self-care, setting boundaries, learning to say no, getting organized, asking for help, connecting with other working moms, and seeking professional help if needed, you can balance the demands of work and motherhood and find a sense of peace and calm.
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