Working parents have to give up certain thoughts and tasks in order to have peace of mind. Working moms are famous for trying to do it all and find that perfect work-life balance when they find that they have to be working parents. It’s hard to balance the work-life world when you’re a working mom, but there are some things that working parents give up for peace of mind in order to be successful. These 5 things may not be what you think, and they’re easier than ever to start doing in your life.
5 Things Successful Working Parents Give Up for Peace of Mind
Don’t Underestimate a Child’s Resilience
Working parents can easily have peace of mind when they start to embrace the resilient nature of their children. Children are more resilient and adaptable than working moms give them. A child can easily adapt to and thrive in an environment when their parents work outside of the home. Successful working moms don’t underestimate a child’s resilience when it comes to mom guilt and feeling bad for having to work so much. Successful working parents pay attention to the positive signs that their children have easily adapted to this lifestyle.
Successful working parents have learned to give up their pride when it comes to asking for help. Learning to ask for help and being okay with others stepping in to give you some peace of mind while you’re at work, is a fabulous way to start living healthier and get work done without worrying about where your kids are. Removing the pride that comes with thinking that you have to be a working mom and stay-at-home mom at the same time, allows you to have a peaceful mindset as you understand your kids are well taken care of while you’re away at work.
Give up the Idea of Balance
The key to having peace of mind as a working mom is to give up the idea that you’ll equally balance family and work. No parent is ever able to fully balance the life of a family with their job in equal parts. This is an unreasonable idea and it’s often pushed by society onto working parents so that they always feel guilty for not equally balancing their time. Successful working parents have learned to give up the idea that kids and work will both get equal time and that helps keep peace of mind every day. Using items like a kid tracker to ensure the kids are safe, allows working moms a chance to juggle family while working, but not stress over the idea that both will get equal in-person attention.
Focus on Self-Care
Working moms have learned that self-care is going to be the number one priority in their life as they work to juggle parenthood and a job. One person can only be stretched so thin before they start to tear apart physically and emotionally. Successful working parents have learned when to say no and when to set aside time to recoup from stressful work. Self-care comes in many forms, working moms may schedule a weekly soak in the bathtub or they may schedule a weekly spa treatment, whatever works for you as a means to recoup and decompress from all those responsibilities is what will work best to focus on self-care in order to have peace of mind as a working mom.
Place Focus on Quality
Successful working parents have learned to give up the idea of the quantity of time. Working moms know that they don’t have a whole lot of time, so they make the best of the time that they have to spend with their family. When you focus on the quality of the time you have, children are happier and so are parents. As we said, you can’t share time between work and family equally but you can make the most of the time you have with your children to keep peace of mind to the top of your priorities while being a working mom. Be sure the time you do spend with your family is focused on them and provides them with the feeling that they matter most in that brief moment of quality time.
These are just 5 things working parents give up for peace of mind and success. The most successful working parents have developed a positive pattern of thinking that’s realistic. When you place realistic expectations on your work and life balance or juggle as we like to call it, your life feels more fulfilling and your home is a happier home.
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