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Balancing Work and Self-Care: Tips for Working Moms

Hey Mama!


How are you today? I know I am posting this a day late, but I am under the weather. I know I didn’t post last weekend but for a good cause. My husband and I celebrated our ninth anniversary. It was our first weekend away from the kids and baby, my husband was sick on Friday and of course, we had tickets to a comedy show that night. I am so grateful that he was able to pull it together, but it was touch and go all day, overall, we had an amazing time, and it was so nice to be kid-free and I owe that to my amazing mom friends!



As for work last week, whew, it was a week. It’s been a while since I struggled at work, but this past week was frustrating, stressful, and exhausting which made me reevaluate my self-care routine. To be honest I've overlooked my physical health for quite some time. Exercise has always played a crucial role in managing my stress, and last week reminded me of the importance of prioritizing getting back to the gym. As moms, we face many obstacles, however, one of the biggest challenges I face is finding a balance between work and personal life. I wish I could claim to have it all figured out, but it's a continuous struggle because self-care requires intentional effort. So, how do you manage self-care amidst your demanding work schedules? While there's no universal solution, and every mother's self-care routine is unique to them there are steps you can take to be more intentional. So, let's delve into some tips that can assist you!


1. Prioritize Sleep: I know it sounds crazy, but it is crucial because it will help you maintain your energy levels throughout the day. 

2. Set Priorities: As a working mom, you have to identify and prioritize self-care activities that fit into your busy schedule.

3. Create Boundaries: Establishing boundaries is pivotal for avoiding burnout; set reasonable limits with work, family, and other commitments to create time for self-care and avoid overworking.

4. Breaks/Lunch: Take a break during work to engage in self-care activities, such as listening to relaxing music, going for a walk, reading a book, or having lunch with a coworker.

5. Stay connected: Maintain connections with friends and loved ones for emotional support and companionship, whether it's through phone calls, video chats, or social outings.

6. Practice self-compassion: Be kind to yourself and acknowledge that it's okay to prioritize your well-being. Remember that you have to take care of yourself to care for others effectively.


Mama, remember that self-care looks different for everyone, so find what works best for you and incorporate it into your routine. Taking care of yourself is essential for your overall well-being and enables you to be the best parent, partner, and professional you can be. As always, mama, I'm cheering you on! I hope these tips prove useful, and I look forward to you joining me next week to conclude our self-care series.


With Love,


Devon


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