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Finding balance as a working anybody is hard. Let alone adding kids into the mix. With everything so mobile and at your finger tips, it can be hard to step away from it all to enjoy time with your family. Long gone are the days you work in the office and when you leave whatever is left is for tomorrow. Plus, it’s almost impossible when one of your jobs is being active on social media. Or like my husband’s job in tech development. It’s all around us and everyone expects you to be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. #AmIRight? Finding work/life balance as a working mom is tough.
I get asked all the time how I do it (check out this post). It’s all about trying to find a balance. Balance…now let’s look at that for a moment…a even distribution to remain equal or in the correct proportions. Seriously, balance…What Balance? It’s 11 pm and I am just getting around to finishing up this post. I’ve spent the last five days juggling the girls, getting them to school and activities, ensuring they’re fed every meal and well you can just forget bath time every night. I’m barely getting these girls to bed on time as it is!
Moms of two or more kids that are at this alone all the time…Bless you. You’re truly an inspiration and definitely super woman!
Balance. It’s one of those things you strive for on a daily basis, but rarely meet. I start a to-do pretty much every day. I have every intention and wake up feeling like I am just going to do the damn thing. But, then Amelia wakes up 30 minutes earlier than normal and just wants to snuggle on me because she’s still tired. Then she wants to sit on my lap to eat her breakfast. I’m trying to finish up a post or get my Instagram photo ready for posting and before I know it, it’s been two hours and I haven’t gotten anything checked off my list. Instead I’ve added about five more things.
Finding the intention and building up your mindset is where it begins. I have to admit, I am the WORLDS WORST when it come to time management. I get distracted easily moving from one thing to the next without finishing the first thing. This has been a goal and New Year’s resolution for me and I am still failing miserably. I seriously need help. I have the motivation and the intention, but the distractions win every time. So I end up with about four coffees throughout the day and staying up until 1 or 2 in the morning working on that list. Note, on the days I work at that hospital, there are a few nodding off sessions during those late nights on the couch. Ha! I’m actually surprised I haven’t spilled coffee all over the place.
Yep, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve dozed off with that coffee in hand!
Anyway, I have been working on staying focused in small increments of time. Like 30 minutes here and there to focus on a task. It doesn’t matter the task. It can be working on the blog, building my Maskcara business, venturing into the world of aesthetics or giving the girls my undivided attention. I mean 30 minutes is doable, right? But, if I even decide to look at my phone, or email, IT”S ALL OVER. Boom, focus and intention are completely out the window!
Eventually the girls will be in school full-time and I will have more time to work on my career. So, in the meantime, I’m going to take a deep breathe, enjoy these girls and this amazing time we’re in. I mean they grow up so fast and only get this time once. That’s sad to think about. I need to live in the moment a bit more and really relish their childhood. Before long these early morning snuggles and the endless need to be carried around won’t even be there.
If you’re a mom and have any tips on staying focused, motivated and/or finding work/life balance as a working mom, then please leave you’re tips below in the comments. I want to hear from you on this topic!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a great week!