The new year is here!
It’s in human nature to never be fully satisfied. This may sound a bit depressing, but it’s actually amazing in a sense. We always strive to perfection, regardless of how well we may be doing. Consider it a blessing, since living a life without any goals is futile. Nevertheless, luckily, we do tend to improve ourselves every day and the time of the year, when we are most motivated, is right around New Year’s Eve. Whether it marks the beginning of a new era or the holiday spirit keeps us motivated and enthusiastic, it does the trick anyway and that’s the most important thing. However, this time of the year represents a special challenge for all working moms in various ways. They need to think about their children, their financials, jobs and themselves and try and find a balance between a change wishlist for the next year.
We all know that supermoms can do anything. What’s more, they tend to actually do everything themselves and regardless of how amazing they are, the day is only 24 hours long. There’s no shame in asking for help. It’s not a sign of weakness, but merely good management. So, why not delegate a bunch of chores that are easy to do to other members of the family? You don’t even need an excuse, you’re the mom, so whenever anyone complains, your “Because I say so” could solve a lot of potential misunderstandings in this area. As soon as you embrace this approach, you’ll have more time to do more complicated tasks that depend on you and you’ll have more free time, as well.
Take education seriously
Every mom goes on and on about education to their kids. Yes, it is annoying to them, but also necessary, especially at the age when your kids need to choose a college and a future career. Determining the right amount of pressure is the key to your child’s success. You need to find a way for your kids to understand the importance of education. However, take matters into your own hands as soon as you see fits. The number of parents that enroll their kids in tutoring centers in New Zealand has increased recently. You can take comfort in the fact that somebody reliable will track your children’s progress and it will also motivate your kids and teach them responsibility and time management.
Know when to say NO
Learning how to say no is an essential skill. If you haven’t learned it, it’s high time to make it your New Year’s resolution. You don’t have time for everyone and you don’t need to. We all prioritize, and nobody with a sane mind will resent you for it. You can’t please everyone, so don’t even try. A firm NO will do wonders for your time and organization, as well as your character. Once people realize you’re not always available, they will learn to only ask you when it comes to important issues. It will benefit those around you as it does to you alone. They will become more independent and you’ll finally be able to catch a break.
Make time for yourself
Last but not least, you need to make time for yourself. This is very important for your physical and mental health. Assign a time of the day that is yours exclusively and don’t let anyone ruin it for you. Your work hard and you take care of your family well, you deserve some privacy and a chance to relax. Whether it means going to yoga lessons, jogging or just taking a bath, make sure to do something that feels good and makes you happy.
All these resolutions come down to just one in the end – balance. Whenever you feel stressed out or lack time, think of some of the things we mentioned above, take a deep breath and make a decision. You’ll see that this will bring you inner peace and better functionality which will result in the happiness of your whole family.
Claire is a personal and professional development expert who believes that a positive attitude is one of the keys to success. You can find her online writing and giving tips about lifestyle and development as a regular contributor at highstylife.com.