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10 tips to help working mothers overcome GUILT

Balancing work and family responsibilities can be challenging, and many working mothers experience guilt for not being present with their children at all times. Here are 10 tips to help working mothers overcome this guilt:

💭Set Realistic Expectations:

Understand that it's impossible to be present all the time. Setting realistic expectations for yourself can help you avoid unnecessary guilt. Remember that quality matters more than quantity.

⏳Prioritize and Organize:

Organize your schedule and prioritize tasks. Identify the most important activities for both work and family, and focus on accomplishing those. This can help you feel more in control and reduce guilt.

🔑Communication is Key:

Communicate with your children about your work commitments. Explain why you need to work and let them know that you value and love them. Open communication can foster understanding and lessen feelings of guilt.

🪂Quality Over Quantity:

When you are with your children, focus on quality time rather than quantity. Engage in activities that create meaningful connections, and be fully present during those moments.

🆘Delegate and Seek Help:

Don't hesitate to delegate tasks at work and at home. Whether it's getting assistance from a colleague or hiring help for household chores, sharing responsibilities can alleviate some of the pressure.

🤳Embrace Self-Care:

Taking care of yourself is crucial. A well-rested and emotionally balanced mother is better equipped to handle both work and family responsibilities. Prioritize self-care to maintain your physical and mental well-being.

🥳Celebrate Achievements:

Acknowledge and celebrate your achievements, both at work and as a parent. Recognize that you are doing your best in both areas, and give yourself credit for your efforts.

🎁Stay Present in the Moment:

When you are with your children, try to be fully present. Put away distractions like phones or work-related thoughts, and focus on enjoying the time you have together.

🛣️*Create Boundaries:*

Establish clear boundaries between work and family time. This helps you switch roles more effectively and allows you to be fully present in each aspect of your life without feeling overwhelmed.

✍️*Build a Support System:*

Surround yourself with a supportive network of friends, family, and colleagues. Having people who understand and can offer support or advice can be invaluable in managing work-life balance.

Remember that it's normal to feel guilt occasionally or even every day, but it's important to address and overcome these feelings for your well-being and the well-being of your family. Every working mother's situation is unique, so find strategies that work best for you and your family.

PS: Not to forget the full time 'Stay-At-Home' mothers who are 'Working Mothers' too as per me & my book who are just not paid for their commitment & time.

And many 'Stay-At-Home' mothers too find it challenging to 'Be there for their children' due to family commitments where children become their least priority above everyone else. So, I highly recommend 'Stay-At-Home' mothers too to consider yourself proud enough and use some or all or few of the above mentioned tips to help yourself 🥰, your children and your family.

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