Life & Work after Motherhood
What happened to my life?
As the old saying goes (well my paraphrased version) “Everything changes when you become a parent”.
In the blink of an eye you can no longer do any of the following;
- Go to the toilet in solitude
- Go to any restaurant (as in not kiddie friendly)
- Go travelling on a whim
- Go out for a night on the tiles
- Live where ever you want (school’s place now become a priority)
- Travel for work (now childcare is a problem)
- Get sick
Literally everything in your life takes a 360 turn when you have children, but is it all bad?
I personally like to take a positive view of the changes that have come after motherhood; I left my 9-5 and started my own business, I moved to a lovely area for the school’s and to be honest I am the happiest I have ever been.
This is not the case for everyone, so what I want to do is give you some encouragement to get that life that you want.
When I became a mum, it made me look at every area of my life especially my work, as this would affect the time I had with and for my children.
I had aspired to go into full-time entrepreneurship for a number of years now and having kids really gave me the motivation to finally take the plunge.
For some women the changes that parenthood bring is what makes them relook & rethink what they are doing with their lives. Especially if you are in a job you are no longer in love with, or one they is not feasible for the life you want to live.
Most women start to think about the possibility of career change and or becoming at SAHM (stay at home mum) when thinking about starting a family, however it actually happens a lot after the fact.
Should I go back to work? I want more time with the kids, Do I have to go back to that job? I have no idea what to do or even how to get there!
It is common for mums to feel trapped in an unsatisfying and unfulfilling career after having kids, because they believe they are lacking the time, the finances to retrain or even the thought of start over from the ground up scares them. And then there’s the fact that many of us just don’t know what type of work we’d rather do.
Should I go back to work? I want more time with the kids; do I have to go back to that job? I have no idea what to do or even how to get there!
It is common for mums to feel trapped in an unsatisfying and unfulfilling career after having kids, because they believe they lacking the time or the finances to retrain or event the thought of start over from the ground up. And then there’s the fact that many of us just don’t know what type of work we’d rather do.
So just where should we start when a career change is on the menu?
Know Your Strengths
Understanding your strengths.
The more you know yourself the more confident you will become and the better you will be at identify the right role for you and projecting yourself in order to get it.
- Get to know yourself better.
• Identify what your key strengths are.
• What are you really good at?
• What do you enjoy that you are also good at?
• What skills have you learnt?
• What are you naturally inclined to do and be better at?
Make sure that you get right to the core of it; spend a good amount of time exploring this area of your life. I have to say when I got down and dirty with this everything became clearer for me and the magic started happening.
Ask For Help
This is pretty self-explanatory, you could ask family, friends, peers, and your manager. Another way is to get professional help, like a coach or mentor.
I absolutely could never have got to where I am today without my coach and mentor.
Set Goals & Take Action
Here are 7 reasons why it’s important to set goals.
What do all successful people no matter what profession they are in have in common?
They set goals, take action and take risks!
Here are your reasons to get you motivated…..
- Take Control of Your Life
2. Get Maximum Results
3. Creates Laser Focus
4. Creates Accountability
5. Motivates You
6. Be The Best You Can Be
7. Live Your Best Life
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