6 Good Habits of Happy Working Mothers

Erica Yitzhak Lawyer

Being a mom and working a full-time job is extremely stressful. Not only is being a mother a full-time job on it’s own, it’s a life-time job. Many women today in our country face this dilemma and are taking it one day at a time in terms of making sure all is taken care of for their family.

Thanks to all the strong and dedicated mothers before us who have paved the way to make this process as smooth as possible. I’ve listed the techniques they’ve found to be most helpful for young, hardworking mothers:

1. Make sure to ask for help when you need it.
To be successful, you must ask for help when you need it. This is what a good community or a positive network means, and in the future you can help others too. People want to be able to help others, so do them a favor and let them help you when you need it most. Be sure to return the favor when you’ve caught up!

2. Try outsourcing.
TaskRabbit is an interesting concept where you can outsource your clerical or more mundane and tedious jobs to other people on the internet. This way you can free up some more time to be with your children, run errands, or cook dinner. Of course, if it is available to you, working mothers hire cleaning services and try to spend their weekends with family and friends to create a happier outlook.

3. Negotiation is key.
Negotiation is a skill all mothers should master. The power of negotiation mans you know your time and it is all out on the table for you to organize. Improving this skill to get what you want in terms of negotiating can save you years of frustration, stress, and discomfort.

4. Use your tech!
Wise mothers these days are caught up with technology and all the new services that are available to us through devices. From memo apps, delivery apps, laundry apps, there are so many things that you can expedite in your life. This technology was made for busy working mothers!
Take advantage of it.

5. Respect flexibility in yourself and others.
Being an extremely busy mother can unlock a deep compassion for those who are also very stressed and overbooked. Respect other employees and clients, as well as family and friends when they need flexibility. It’s a two way street when it comes to respect, you give some you get some back.

6. Make sure to call your girlfriends.
Your girlfriends are your rocks and they help you through everything, especially as a young working mother. Even a 10 minute call or a text conversation can help your happiness levels throughout the day. True girlfriends are a source of strength and inspiration in our lives.