These tips will help working mothers cope during the pandemic

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These tips will help working mothers cope during the pandemic
These tips will help working mothers cope during the pandemic

18 Jul 2021: These tips will help working mothers cope during the pandemic

Being a working-from-home mother during the pandemic is an exhausting role to fulfill. Juggling work, chores, and spending time with the kids has caused burnout and led to a large number of women quitting their jobs, too. While we can only hope that the situation brightens up for all of us, following these tips will take you a long way.

Self-compassion: Talk to yourself like you would talk to a friend

Self-compassion is an important tool in times of grief and distress. Most of us find it hard to accommodate all our responsibilities into a 24-hour workday and amid this, treating ourselves well often gets put off to a later time. Practicing self-compassion and talking to yourself like you would to your mother, sister, or friend will help in reducing anxiety, stress, and loneliness.

Being perfect: Understand that you don't need to be 'perfect'

Aren't we all in a race to become the perfect mother and the perfect employee? In a normal scenario, balancing work and home could have been less challenging, but working from home often leads us to do half-baked business in both roles. While striving to do your best, understand that you need not be "perfect" and simply trying your best is good enough, too.

Seek help: Do not feel ashamed to ask for help

Another peril of trying to be a master of several trades is wanting to do it all — without help. It took me some time to accept that seeking help is not a sign of weakness and that it in fact helps me function better. Asking a trusted friend to babysit your child or dividing chores with your partner will help maintain sanity!

Self-care: Prioritize self-care and find time for yourself

While this can seem ridiculous when you don't have ample time to balance out the tasks at hand, self-care is one that you should not put on the back burner. A relaxing bath, manicure, or reading may just be sufficient to uplift your mood. Lastly, remember that you needn't ace it all and it is fine to take a breather once in a while!

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