Being a working, devoted, well-organized, and fulfilled mom is not an easy thing to achieve. Moms tend to balance a lot of things: work, everything about the household, raising kids, and taking care of pets. This leaves them with a little free time for themselves. And as every living person on this planet needs some time for themselves, so do moms. In fact, especially moms need this time. Many moms are wondering whether it is possible to achieve some kind of zen as working moms. It is possible – keep reading to learn how.
First of all, you should create a functional schedule that is optimal for you. Then, you should make your goals realistic – all goals, related both to family and work. You should also find appropriate support and a pair of helping hands to be there for you in tough moments. What makes your life way easier is simplifying your morning routine. It helps save a lot of time if you prepare some things for the following morning or the evening before. And finally, you should treat yourself from time to time and don’t feel bad about it – you deserve it!
1. Create a functional schedule
To achieve perfect or almost perfect zen, you should start with your schedule. You should aim to create a schedule that’s both consistent and flexible. A schedule that’s too tight can cause too much stress and pressure if there are no alternatives. So, your schedule is better with some free spots as they provide space for moving things around if necessary. Unpredicted things do happen and they are a normal part of life. You should create one schedule for the whole week.
This schedule would include work-related obligations as well as family-related ones along with plans. If you own or work in the fashion business, your work schedule could look something like this: order fashion wholesale for the upcoming season, contact suppliers, check stock, and so on. On the other hand, your family-related schedule could include things such as a dentist appointment, playdate, shopping, get dry cleaning. When everything is in one place you can more easily navigate and adjust your schedule to fit everything.
2. Make your goals realistic
When making the schedule and setting your goals, it’s essential to try to keep them realistic. This is sometimes difficult, but with enough practice, you can master it. Don’t go overboard with plans. When it’s a working day, we don’t have too much time on our hands to fit several obligations. Rather, we have enough time to fit one or two major obligations. That is the optimal maximum as we also want some time with our families. Of course, it is fine to sacrifice one day a week and make it super busy to finish a few things, but not more than that. In the long run, it is more optimal to find a balance.
3. Find support
When you are a working, busy mom, it’s almost impossible to go by without some kind of support. Having a person or a few people around who you can count on when you need help with watching the kids while you do something is of key importance. It can mean a lot to you if you need some you-time, which is a perfectly plausible thing. However, many moms feel bad if they leave their kids with a babysitter to get a massage or enjoy something all by themselves. But the fact is, they shouldn’t This is necessary for their physical and mental well-being.
4. Make your morning routine easier
The mornings are often hectic with getting ready for work, getting kids ready for daycare, preparing breakfast, and so on. To decrease the stress the morning brings us, there are a few things you can do the evening before. For instance, you can prepare all the lunches and lay out tableware for breakfast. You can prepare both your and your kids’ clothes in advance. These little things will save you s lot of time when done in this way.
5. Treat yourself
Every once in a while, you should treat yourself. It can be anything that you enjoy: a spa treatment, a massage, a visit to a hair salon, taking a walk, hiking, or reading a good book. Remember that you deserve it!
Bonus tip if you are also a pawrent
If you have a pet as well, then you need to find some time to devote to your pet besides all the obligations. You can include your pet in your family-time activities: when you go for a family walk when you take the kids to the park – take your dog as well. Include your pet in your morning routine and refill its bowls with fresh food and water. Our pets are an important part of the family and we should treat them accordingly.
You can do anything you imagine – you just need to imagine it. So, if you genuinely wish to achieve zen while working and taking care of your family, you can achieve that with careful planning and good organization.