If you’re a mother with kids who has a career, or hopes of returning to one, then you must have found yourself in a constant battle with yourself to whether to be a stay at home mom take or step out to work?
Whatever your reasons are, if you are a working mother, it is possible you face a dilemma. So, how do you rid yourself of the work-mom guilt? Follow a few of these tips and just maybe you will find yourself out of the paralysis of mommy guilt and move on in your career.
AVOID PEOPLE WHO MAKE YOU FEEL GUILTY
Did anyone make a snide comment about your work and made you feel the mommy-guilt? Avoid them by excusing yourself. Everybody has their own perspective and if that’s your way of considering them, good on you, but generally it’s wise to stay away from people who will work on causing you that guilt.
TAKE A DAY OFF AND SPEND TIME WITH YOUR KIDS
Reconnect, relive and just relax at home with your kids. You might as well celebrate a non-working day, imagine, errand-free! It’s all about connecting the little dots, so talk to them, be the parent you are, rehash good times spent and just live in the moment!
IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD
So you have to run to a quick meeting and can’t be in two places at one? It’s absolutely okay to ask for help because when you become a mother, you automatically get access to women who have been there as mothers. Therefore get help if and when you need it.
LIFE IS ALL ABOUT THE CHALLENGES THROWN OUR WAY
Every mom has her battles to fight, working or not. A stay-at-home mom has to hustle around her kids doing chores, running errands, and cracking it by the end of day, and a working mom while at work is checking up on if the kids were fed on time or bathed after school. The stress never seems to stop! So here’s the thing, enjoy this moment when you’re heading to meet someone for a new contract and sipping your cup of coffee while driving, cherish this moment. You are supposed to have a life of your own.
SET AN EXAMPLE FOR YOUR KIDS
You need to be the best possible version of yourself if you want to teach your kids to appreciate the fact that nothing comes easy in life. Teach them lessons of hard labour, motivation and how to stay level headed in life if they want to become somebody!
Millennials have redefined the working mother’s status quo and are treading fast towards having a career and raising kids. What was once considered a taboo, has now become a norm. So, think of yourself as the lucky one and do what you love; your career and your kids.