Mom life is hard. I struggle with balancing being a mother, a good life partner, working a full-time job and a social life. It’s as if everyday I am constantly trying to manage different areas of my life as well as my children (and let’s face it; my male counterparts life as well). The laundry is a never ending project and I still haven’t washed my windows even though it has been on my to do list for over 6 months. What I am trying to say is, mom life is a constant art of figuring out the perfect life balance in all areas.
My number one problem is that I try to do it all, and do it all well even though attempting to do it all means I drop the ball in one or two of the areas.
Take this past Saturday for example. I went to work in the morning after getting Avery up and fed, work 10 hours then head home to play with Avery for an hour before getting ready to go out for girl’s night. Obviously by the end of the day after trying to maintain my mom, work, home and social life I was exhausted and wasn’t able to enjoy myself fully while out with my friends.
I know that there are many women that can do it all and excel at it. However, I learned my limitations early on, that somedays I need to pick and chose what I can balance in my life. Whether that be being an amazing mom but letting the house work slide or busting my ass at work all day and instead of going out with friends, hang at home in my comfy pants with a hot cup of tea (yes, I mix it up from wine and coffee every now and then).
Tips for Life Balance
Doing it all is hard and it’s okay if you can’t balance everything, every day. So here are 5 tips for finding that life balance for yourself.
Do what makes you happy: I am a big proponent of doing what makes you happy. If it’s not going to make you happy then don’t add it to the many things that you have to do.
Know your limitations: I know that I can’t do it all most days so I am slowly learning this.
Leave the mom guilt behind you: You want to go out with friends while your husband stays home with your kids or you get a babysitter for the night? Do it and stop feeling guilty for leaving your kids home. I promise you, they are absolutely fine staying home while you enjoy some time out.
Take time for you: Whether it be getting a massage, hitting that gym class you love, or grabbing a coffee by yourself, take some time just for you.
Write it down: Write down the things that you need to do and then prioritize. Know that if you can’t get it all done in one day, there is always tomorrow.
So what do you think? Do you find life balance a hard thing to achieve in your busy life? I would love to know in the comments below!