Whether we want to admit it or not, every stage of life has its ups and downs. Even though becoming a mum is a period in our life where we might feel content and peaceful, it’s also exhausting to pursue a career and take care of the baby at home. Motherhood makes you change your attitude towards life, but also towards your job and not necessarily in a bad way.
It can definitely shape your career for the better and boost your work performance. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Check out this list below and see how motherhood builds up your mental stamina and lifts your spirits at work.
When you become aware of the fact that slacking off or constantly postponing your job duties only prevents you from getting the work done in a reasonable time period, it suddenly dawns on you. Being more productive and giving your maximum at work means that you won’t take your work home and that you’ll get to spend more quality time with your family. Perseverance with this approach can help you in the long run, because when the baby gets older, you will stick to the work habits you developed during this time, so it will be much easier to stay focused and work harder in the future.
Sharing is Caring
Meeting other working mothers and hearing their stories can also help us learn how to balance work and mum life. Sharing tips and tricks and learning more about their struggles and problems might even put things into perspective. Maybe you’ll be grateful that your baby can sleep through the night without feeding, or learn about the cry-it-out technique. Perhaps your advice and the way you cope with baby problems can help someone, too. Having a good support system at work brings more joy to your working hours and makes it easier for you to be away from the baby.
Think Long and Hard About the Job
Being a mum can actually help you realize what it is that you actually want and that you don’t want to settle when it comes to career choices – it’s hard to spend time away from your family doing something you don’t love. If you are not satisfied with your current job or the benefits it brings you, it could be a good time to change your career for your own sake and the sake of your kids.
People with strong social skills will thrive in a work environment where they get to show off their skills and motivate others to do the same. Teachers, managers, psychologists are careers that give you exactly what you need – a new work adventure every day. Job satisfaction can impact your motivation and work ethic.
Step up Your Game
Every parent wants their child to have the best life possible. Being a role model for your child suddenly becomes ‘a thing’, which could mean you want to take your career to the next level. This could be just the motivation you need to push your self for a promotion! Thinking about all the new skills mentioned above, you’ve probably realised you DO have what it takes!
Even though motherhood isn’t easy, it is the most rewarding job in the world. Life challenges and tough decisions don’t disappear when you become a mum, they just change their form. How do you manage to get the best of both worlds? Tell us all about your experience as a mum in the comment section below.
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