Much to everybody’s relief, we have managed to close the absolutely tumultuous chapter that is 2020. The new year brings about a promise of new beginnings, literally and figuratively. And what better time to make New Year resolutions for yourself? In this article, we talk about some of the lifestyle and mindset shifts you might want to embark on for a healthier balance in your personal and professional life.
Acknowledge that you are only human with your own human limitations. Don’t be afraid of saying “no” when you need to. Think twice about saying yes to activities you know would drain your already-depleted energy, like volunteering to help out at your child’s primary school even though it isn’t necessary. Remember to allocate some me-time for yourself too! Pamper yourself with facials, massages, or anything that helps you recharge and clear your mind.
Show more compassion to yourself, not comparison. This year, try not to compare yourself to other people, and especially other moms. Your self-worth shouldn’t be derived from what you do for the people around you; rather, it’s who you are as a person that matters. Focus on your positive traits, such as your strength, independence, empathy, loyalty, compassion for others.
Spend quality time with your family members. Oftentimes you find yourself too busy and overwhelmed with the household chores & the daily stressors of life to even sit down for some quality time right? And when we talk about quality time, sitting in front of the TV together barely counts. I’m referring to initiating in-depth conversations with your children about their day, sharing your woes with your spouse, or even playing a board game or two as a family. At our core, we need and crave connection. In the midst of keeping the house together, don’t neglect your family in the process – they will remind you that the lows are what make the highs all the more worth it.
At the end of the day, fulfilling your roles as a Mother, Wife, and Careerwoman is no doubt a challenge, but we hope that you take it in your stride and do what is best for you, too. It’s all about passion and purpose, serving yourself, your family and the world, and crushing our limiting beliefs, that stem from our background, upbringing and our thoughts.
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