When one becomes a full-time working mother, the daily struggles can feel unconquerable.
You have deadlines to rush, you worry that you’re not spending enough time with your little one, you have to take some time off work to express milk and on top of that, you have to live up to the unrealistic work-life expectations.
The little voices in your head constantly tell you that “this is impossible, I can’t do this.” And then you just push on, and you sort of just accomplish the impossible.
For many women, becoming a mom is equivalent to a career crossroad. Sacrifices have to be made in one way or another.
Here’s 3 ways motherhood can be actually more beneficial to your career.
Well, being a working mom means that 24 hours in a day never feel enough. You have a long list of tasks to complete at home, tasks assigned at your workplace, emails to respond to and other commitments to handle. As such, your ability to cram more work into the same 24 hours will sharpen. You feel more focused and determined to get things done.
This is when the whole idea of essentialism comes in. It revolves around eliminating obstacles, distractions, unnecessary errands, etc. that is unimportant and unnecessary. With that, you can focus on doing what brings the highest possible contribution towards your goal.
For instance, you spend less time chit-chatting with your co-workers during your working hours. Instead, you use the time to fully focus on completing your task.
Of course, every trade-off comes with an opportunity cost. Your social life may suffer (DUH!). However, you have to remember that sometimes you need to sacrifice something that matters to you… to offer something that matters more to someone else (your little ones!).
Becoming A More Patient Person
Being a mom… means that your kids desperately need you to be more patient. The things they do on a daily basis test and bend the limits of your endurance. Sometimes, they refuse to put away their toys, other times they throw a bad tantrum.
This translates into your work life as your tolerance for things may grow. You may have more patience when dealing with gossip and drama at work.
You no longer stress over things that are out of your control. Instead, you can remain calm when waiting something out or enduring something tedious.
Being More Committed
Motherhood makes you more dedicated and inspired to do well at work due to your family commitment. You want to do well at work so you are able to provide for your little one.
Whether you are working because it is a financial necessity for your family or whether it is because you work because I love your job, you will feel more empowered to be committed to your career and company.
Well, it is not easy being a working mom. My advice to all full-time working moms is to know your limits. Know when to take a break and learn how to make time for yourself. Click here to read the guide for all working moms!
Genesis Childcare 1989
At Genesis Childcare 1989, we believe that a good early childhood education right up to Kindergarten programme is built upon mutual trust and communication between our playgroup Tampines and the parents. We provide our parents with a peace of mind while they are at work...
In our Tampines childcare, we highly encourage a strong parent-teacher relationship, where both parties can work closely together for the betterment of the child. Rest assured, we will be providing you with frequent updates about your child’s learning and development.
For parents looking for childcare at Tampines, our kindergarten Tampines has nurtured thousands of infants, toddlers and preschoolers for more than 30 years. With our vast array of experience in caring for your little ones, Genesis Childcare in Tampines is dedicated to making quality early childhood education a possibility for every child. Click here to read what our parents have to say about us!
Similarly, for parents who are looking for an infant care centre in Tampines or a Tampines preschool, Nurture Infant House is one of the leading Tampines infant care centres with more than a decade of experience in providing high-quality infant care programmes that readies your little ones for success.
We are excited for you and your child to embark on this journey with Genesis today! WhatsApp us to book a free guided tour so that you get to discover the attentiveness your child will experience with our loving teachers here at our preschool Tampines.
Schedule a visit to our centres at these addresses:
Genesis Childcare 1989 (Tampines)
Blk 433, Tampines Street 43, #01-63 (S) 520433
Tel: +65 9666 4141
Genesis Childcare 1989 (Taman Jurong)
Blk 153, Yung Ho Road, #01-41 (S) 610153
Tel: +65 9666 4141
Nurture Infant House (Tampines)
(2 to 18 months Infants)
Blk 433, Tampines Street 43, #01-61 (S) 520433
Tel: +65 9666 4141