Being a career mum is hard. Not many people fully appreciate how difficult it is, unless you are a career mum yourself. Too many people say that you should stay at home with your kids all the time, but they don’t understand that the life you chose you did so for a reason, and it’s none of their business. We know that sometimes it’s hard to be a career mum, and we understand that it’s a lot, but there are some things that you can do to make it that little bit easier. In this article, that’s what we’re going to be looking at, so keep reading down below to find out more.
Make Sure You Sleep
The first thing that you are going to need to do is make sure that you are getting enough sleep. If you’re going to be getting up, getting the kids ready, then shooting off to work, only to come back and do more for the kids, it’s bound to be exhausting. At the end of the day, you are often left with two choices, and it’s the choice that every mum faces. The first option is to go to bed and get a complete night of sleep. The second is to relish, even if just for an hour, in the peace and quiet of your time.
Both of these are important, but sometimes you need to sleep a little bit more. Even if you do want some you time, just make sure that you are sleeping at a reasonable hour where possible.
Ask For The Support You Need
Another thing that you are going to need to do is to ask for the support that you need. If this is at home with your kids, ask your partner, your family, or your friends if they can come and help you out a little. Even if it’s just an hour or two while you get through some of the other things that need doing. Or, if it’s at work, ensure that you are speaking up to your boss. For example, if you are a carer, you can ask about carer support services if your job is taking its toll on you. Just make sure that you are asking for help when you need it, and things will be fine.
Give Yourself A Break
When was the last time that you gave yourself a break? We know that the kids are yours mama, but that doesn’t mean you have to have them from the second you wake up, to the second they go to school, and then from the second you get home. We’re sure there are people around that can help you, so why not lean on them? You don’t have to be gone for long, but give yourself a break, just for the day if you want. Go out, do something that you haven’t been able to do alone for a while, and just relax for this time.
We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see that being a career mum isn’t easy, but these are some of the things that you can do to make it a little easier. Sometimes you don’t want to do anything on this list for fear of appearing weak, but we promise you this isn’t the case. You are strong, and you’ve got this.
Carla is the founder of MyBump2Baby. Carla has a huge passion for linking together small businesses and growing families. Carla’s humorous, non-filtered honesty has won the hearts of thousands of parents throughout the UK.
She has previously written for the Metro and made appearances on BBC News, BBC 5 live, LBC etc. Carla is a finalist for Blogger of the Year award with Simply Ladies inc. Carla is also the host of the popular Fifty Shades of Motherhood podcast and The MyBump2Baby Expert podcast.