Motherhood is one of the most rewarding but challenging jobs on the planet. And if you’re a working mom, it’s like juggling two full-time jobs along with taking care of your home, family, and, if there’s time, yourself. MamaZen gets it, which is why we’ve developed specific sessions geared toward the challenges working moms face.
Whether you work outside the home or from home, trying to do it all 24/7 can significantly affect your well-being. According to a recent study by Maven and Great Place To Work, 9.8 million working mothers in the U.S. are suffering from burnout.
Often, moms shoulder most of the childcare responsibilities and caring for the home. Many women end up leaving promising careers because it becomes too much to do it all. But, what if you had a way to manage your stress and take back control of your health?
If you’re a working mom, then the odds are high that you’re facing at least a few of the following challenges (probably all of them). No matter what the challenge, we’ve got a Mindpower Session that fits the bill. See which one will help you make the biggest transformation in your life.
Many working moms express how stressful it is in the mornings before they even leave for work. They’re typically the ones making sure the kids are up and dressed, fed, and packed up for school or daycare. Plus, they’re also trying to gather their own belongings and make sure they have what they need for their day.
If you’re a mom, you know that nothing ever seems to go as planned. You’re probably also searching for missing shoes, dealing with spilled cereal, and anything else you can think of. It all adds up to a whirlwind exodus to get out of the house. You’re already stressed and haven’t even reached the office or flipped open the laptop.
If this mad morning rush sounds familiar, getting up a little earlier could help you out. But, we get it; your sleep is precious, too. So, why not make the sleep you get as restful as possible?
Listen to our Mindpower Session, ‘Deep and Restful Sleep’, to help you calm your body and mind and fall asleep faster. You’ll sleep better, waking up more refreshed and ready to start the day.
It can also help if you gather things the evening before so you have less chaos in the morning. And, as kids get older, they can start taking on some of the responsibility of getting ready to go.
Being a mom is already enough to zap your energy, but you end up with even less pep when you're working. Most of the time, you might be too exhausted when you get home from work to play, no matter how much you want to. Sticking your kids in front of a screen becomes awfully tempting.
You also likely tend to zone out when your kids try to engage with you. It’s not because you aren’t interested; you’re just exhausted.
Check out ‘Be More Present With My Child’ to help you refocus and stay in the moment. Stop multitasking every waking second. A lot of working moms constantly multitask because they feel it’s the only way to accomplish everything.
But, multitasking too much can contribute to burnout. So, allow yourself to just focus on one thing at a time, especially when you’re spending time with your kids.
Okay, this is a big one for all moms, working or not working. Moms are famous for putting themselves on the back burner and putting everyone else first. It’s really true what people say; you can’t fully take care of others if you don’t take care of yourself. But, as much as moms are trying to make everyone happy, they’re letting their own happiness suffer.
We know it’s hard; you feel selfish if you do something for yourself, but look at it this way. When you do something to improve your own health, you’re making a better life for your kids. A happier mom means happier kids.
Stepping out of your comfort zone and enjoying some me-time can feel strange for moms. So many mothers get used to taking care of everyone else around them; they just don’t think about themselves anymore. Unfortunately, the result ends up being an exhausted mom who really can’t give her full energy and best self to her kids.
If you need a little help shifting your perspective in this department, listen to ‘Feel Good About Taking “Me” Time’. This session helps you understand that focusing on your self-worth is one of the most unselfish things you can do for your children.
Oh, the ever-popular mom guilt. It’s very real and very powerful, making many moms feel absolutely awful about themselves and their parenting skills. Working moms often feel immense guilt when they leave their children to go to work or decline playtime to meet a deadline.
It’s hard to see it at the moment, but everything you do, including work, can lead to better things for you and your family. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with bringing your kids to daycare so you can go to work.
If you can’t shake the guilt, we have tons of sessions to help with this significant mom challenge. You can start with ‘Reduce Mom’s Guilt’ so you can start genuinely believing that you are the best mom for your kids.
Being a working mom is full of challenges, but with MamaZen by your side, you can face them all head-on. It’s good to have a support system to help you avoid burnout, so make MamaZen a part of that system. After all, we’re all in this together, Mama.
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