Since I started blogging back in 2007, I’ve rarely missed more than a week of writing on BGG. Even after the birth of both of my children, I somehow managed to squeeze in time for my blog. However, now that I’m a mom of two small kids (ages 6 and 2) and working full-time, I’ve found keeping my blog current more challenging than ever.
After working from home for years and being thrust back into the outside professional world has been a huge adjustment. From finding a reputable nanny to scheduling extra-curricular activities, my mommy duties have shifted into high gear. Plus, the fact that I’ve only been on my new job for three months, is a challenge in of itself.
Even with the full support of my husband, being a working mother is one of the hardest, most fulfilling aspects of my life. I know my struggle with balancing it all isn’t unique, which is why I applaud all of my fellow mothers and the mothers before me, including my own.
This first quarter has definitely had its ups and downs, but I’m looking forward to what’s to come. Here’s how I plan to make the rest of the year better than ever!
- Schedule some “me” time. If my batteries aren’t charged, I can’t be my best as a wife, mother or as an employee. Frankly, if I don’t allow time to relax and do things that I enjoy, I am doing everyone in my life a disservice.
- Time Management. We all know that time is our most precious commodity. If we waste it on unproductive activities, we’re cheating ourselves out of time that could go towards tackling something of substance from your to-do list. I often fall victim to the swiping and scrolling rabbit hole of social media.
- Accept that there’s no perfect balance. Acknowledging that there is no special formula to balancing it all is the best thing that we can do for ourselves. Sure, some things will suffer while other things flourish, but that’s just how life goes. The sooner we realize that no one has super powers—we just make the best out of our situations the better off we’ll all be!
Now that we’re a quarter of the way into the new year, what practices do you plan on implementing to ensure that the rest of 2016 is as great as possible?