The Art of Balancing Motherhood And Work
Motherhood is never easy and I never thought it would be, not even for a moment.
What I hadn’t considered was how I would find time for balancing motherhood and work as well as all the other things that I enjoy doing.
When I had my first child, it really was a shock to my system. No longer could I wake up whatever time I wanted, eat when I wanted or even take a bath when I wanted.
My life had been completely taken over by this tiny little human being.
What made it even more difficult was that I loved him so much that I happily did anything that he needed. My heart officially had 2 walking legs.
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Before I knew it I was pregnant again with baby number 2, 3 and then 4 (obviously not all at the same time).
I quickly began to realize that “time” was no longer my friend.
I had to now find time to homeschool, time for balancing motherhood and time to work on the things that made me “Dela” and not just the children’s mum.
I had to find time to be me and do the things that I love and that make me whole.
Blogging, doing my youtube videos and consulting all give me space to have a creative outlet.
So have I found some magic remedy for balancing motherhood and work that I can share with the world?
It’s very simple and no secret. I schedule in everything that I need to get done in a day. That is the only way it all works for me.
I can whole heartedly see the difference between days that I have planned and ones where I have followed the wind so to speak.
My motherhood / work day usually goes a little like this:
- Breakfast (Yes I schedule in breakfast otherwise I will not eat)
- Catch up on emails
- Lunch (Look over what needs to be done for the day)
- Record a video, respond to emails or work on the blog.
- Put the children to bed
- Blog whilst the children are asleep and make a to-do list for the next day.
Without my to-do list I really would get nothing done. Most of my blog posts are written late in the evening when everyone is asleep.
That is when I can function best of all without disturbance. Needless to say I am a night owl.
If you have any methods that help you to keep time whilst being a mother I would love to hear them. Drop me a comment below!