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Categories: Work/Life

Ask a Mom or a Teammate How to Balance it All



It is possible to achieve work life balafcddnce and if you need help to get it done, ask another mom. Working moms often walk a fine line like a tightrope. It is not always easy to balance the demands of home and work. After all, there are only 24 hours in each day and an 8 hour work day, the need to sleep for 8 hours per night and a desire to spend quantity, not just quality time with family makes balancing it all very hard to do.

When you need help getting it all done, reach out and ask for advice.

We all have a friend who appears to have the balancing act on lockdown. These are women with great jobs, handsome husbands, well-behaved intelligent children and actual social lives. Some people look at those women with hate or envy. The haters whisper that the balance is all an illusion. The haters are sure that behind closed doors, those who look like they have it all are actually miserable, depressed control freaks on the brink of suicide. I see things differently.

I see that woman as someone who has something to teach me. I see a woman who has an idea of what it means to work smart instead of just working hard. If that woman can tell me how to get my kids to behave in the market and not drive me crazy while I shop, I want to learn. If she can tell me how to work all day and organize my life so that I can spend time with my husband and kids each day without feeling the need to rush off to do something else, I am all ears. If that woman wins the gold prize and is able to get more than four hours of sleep each night, I am willing to buy her a cup of coffee to learn some lessons from her.


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  • I thin it is important to get advice from others who have mastered something that we have not. Its not always easy asking for advice/help but it helps us get things balanced.

  • You are so right. Sometimes reaching out for help and/or advice is the best move. Sometimes I need to sit back and reevaluate my workflow to see what is out of whack. I sometimes find that I have allowed other peoples goals and trials to become a part of my schedule to the point that it's disrupting my work/life balance. Finding good strategic planning tools from other bloggers and keeping my head on straight helps a lot.

  • Everyone has something to teach us...everyone is good at something...Great idea to reach out to people who inspire us!

  • Great advice! As a busy mom I have to find balance between work and home. I have been working on asking for help when I need it, instead of doing everything myself and stressing.

  • Good advice. Asking around is a good thing but because we all have different stuff going on and different priorities what usually ends up working is taking all of that advice and only keeping what works best for you. I loved reading this. Thank you.

  • I definitely don't have the balancing act on lockdown, but I do try my best. :)

  • I think different things work for different moms, when we compare ourselves to other women, and try to mimic what they are doing, we set ourselves up for failure. Perfect shouldn't be the goal, happy should

  • I don't know how some moms balance it all but I'm totally willing to ask someone who does how they do it!

  • Balance is so important - I know that the day seems to zip by - here we are in October practically and where has the year gone. I know I need more sleep for sure.

  • Wow .. when you factor in those hours working Moms don't get a lot of quality family time. It truly is like walking on a tightrope. Every Family dynamic is different and we should do our best to do things that work best for each situation

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