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Have you ever sat down and wondered how in the world some moms manage to raise multiple kids single-handedly, go to work every day, and even earn promotions at their workplaces? Performing all these tasks concurrently is what makes moms seem like ‘women of steel.'
It takes powerful motivation and determination to pull this off. As a result, most mothers, especially single mothers, experience episodes and series of stress that could lead to many health problems including mental stress, high blood pressure, and heart diseases.
Read on and learn five magical stress relief tips to help you balance your family and work.
1. Get to know your stress signals and reactions
There truly is no better way to deal with family and work-related stress than getting to know what exactly causes it, the worst you can do when it happens and what makes you calm down.
Someone at work may rant and rave about something you didn't accomplish. The bitterness and energy channeled towards that thought make you a ticking time bomb, and once you arrive home, you will find yourself exploding at your playful kids for no reason.
Relax, write down the main reasons why you get stress and anxiety, figure out your boiling points and come up with as many solutions as possible. Being conscious of your status makes you more decisive and diligent.
2. Stick to the priorities
Sometimes, moms are the ones on the wrong side, which is completely okay. Life would not be complete without some of these small shortcomings. If your kids have followed their routine and done their activities at the right time, you have no right to skip a planned game with them just because you have to wash dishes or sleep. Learn to be a person of your word and this way; the kids will realize how much you value them.
3. Value quality childcare
Nannies and childcare facilities truly offer a great deal of help. Research on a few credible sources, seek advice from relatives and with the right babysitter, you will not only be flexible but also have enough extra time. It is always advisable to get someone you can trust. Interview them, know their background, strengths, weaknesses, and then make sure they are not irritated by kids.
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4. Communicate with your superior and stay in touch with your kids during the day
If you work in a serious organization or company, it is always good to let your boss know how demanding your kids are so that in the event of an incident involving your kids, they will be in the frontline to support you.
Moreover, make a habit of calling your kids and knowing how their day is going, remind them to be on their best behavior, perhaps you could even promise to bring them something in the evening. They will end up welcoming you home with their arms wide open.
5. Delegate duties creatively and create some alone time
Before leaving for work in the morning, delegate some duties to your kids. Find something constructive they like doing and give them. Help them understand how their work will contribute to building a better home. By doing this, you will come back home in the evening a happy, stress-free mother.
Given these points, you should now be in a position to handle your work and home lives quite remarkably, right? Let your life revolve around these tips and be an agent of change in your area of operations.