4 Tips for Career Mothers



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4 Tips for Career Mothers

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In my last post I wrote that the hardest thing about being a career mum is not actually being a career mum...it's how you feel about it all on top. How you think and feel about what you are doing has the potential to change it from a joy or challenge to a drudge and a burden. Here's four simple tips to help you change or control the way you feel about what's going on in your world.


Remember your WHY

When you’re up to your butt in crocodiles, it’s difficult to remember your initial objective was to drain the swamp! It’s easy to get stuck in the details and forget why it’s all important to you. Zoom out to the bigger picture and align what you are doing in that moment with your deeper values and beliefs. When you do this, even the smallest task can take on a new importance. If what you are doing is not in line with your values and beliefs then it’s time to re-evaluate what you are doing!

"I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. " ~Stephen Covey


Learn to ground yourself in the moment

Pay mindful attention to what you are doing. One of the biggest contributors to that sense of overwhelm is your busy mind continually reviewing what you haven’t done and adding new things to the pile. Make a list, prioritise it then work your way through it one thing at a time. Treat each task you work on as if it were the only one you had, giving it your full attention. Completing one or two things with a quality outcome is intensely satisfying and even though you may have more to do, you’ll have a sense of having made progress.


Take meaningful action

When things get tough (and they will!), you’ll go into overdrive to sort things out between work and home life. You might skip meals, have a poor night’s sleep, miss a deadline or fall behind. These are the challenges that will never change when you are a career mum. Do what you need to do to get through it, and then ask yourself what do I need now to recover? It’s about filling your own cup so you have plenty to give at work and at home..


Be your own best friend

Listen to your self-talk – it will point out what you haven’t finished, tell you there’s no time for yourself, highlight what went wrong and urge you to do better. What would you say to a good friend in response to this kind of talk? Now tell yourself the same…and don’t forget to tell yourself what an amazing job you do!


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