Ask any working parent, and they will tell you that balancing work and family can be challenging. Moms especially are faced with the fact that our culture doesn’t expect them to have ambition, let alone a high-powered career that requires long hours in the office.
If you’re a working mom, the last thing you need is more stress. With all the work, managing multiple kids, and family situations, it’s easy to get burned out and feel overwhelmed. However, there are things you can do to help prevent burnout from happening.
The first step is to be aware of what’s happening and take care of yourself. Even though you may have help from others, you must take time for yourself each day to recharge your batteries.
Here are some ways that moms can avoid burnout:
1. You don’t have to do everything; you only have to ensure everything gets done.
2. You can decide what help looks like for you. It may be getting support from friends or family. It could also be hiring someone to come in and help you with household tasks.
3. Having help does not diminish your accomplishments. Having support is how you reach your goals and still be able to enjoy the people and things you love the most
If you’re a working mom, you know the struggles: balancing work with family life, maintaining a healthy relationship with your partner, and even feeling guilty about leaving the children when you return to work. But remember these things: You don’t have to do everything alone. You can enjoy work and still be there for your family. It is possible to have it all!
In this episode, “Don’t Forget About The Help”, I dig deeper into the idea of having a support system. I also explore how these themes are present in Proverbs 31, the passage about the ideal woman. She is often used as the standard by which Christian moms should aspire, but the verse that mentions her domestic servants is often overlooked.
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