Posts tagged work-life balance
Working moms can’t have it all – but they can have this instead

So many women today were raised believing that one day we could have it all, that we could do it all. But what is that isn’t really true? What is working moms can’t have it all? What do we do instead? Can we still find happiness? Live a balanced and fulfilled life? Here are 8 reasons we can’t have it all (backed by science) and 6 things you can do to improve your work-life balance.

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9 Lessons From Running That Result in Better Balance as a Working Mom

Working moms are always in a rush. We are constantly on the go and many of us feel constantly behind. But life is a marathon, not a sprint. To create a life we love, to have a work-life balance that makes us happy, we need to slow down and see the bigger picture. What are the lessons we can learn from running to remind us to think of our life as a marathon not a sprint.

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8 surprising lessons about burnout that are essential for working mom success

Burnout is pervasive right now, especially among working moms who feel this pressure to do it all, to have it all. Working moms carry this huge mental load, this mom guilt, and get so overwhelmed that they burnout - but they just keep going. That’s what happened to me, and I’m a mental health professional. Here are the 8 surprising lessons I learned about burnout that can help stressed out working moms everywhere.

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3 fascinating tips and research to empower working moms to have better work-life balance

Most of the dialogue around work-life balance focuses on things that are out of your control (workplace policies, support work environments, who you marry, a great support system). Emphasizing these aspects of work-life balance is essential in the long-term, but does not provide answers for working moms who feel overworked, overtired, and overwhelmed. How can we empower you, working mothers who are striving to make a good life for yourselves and your families?

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The science behind of how to make and break habits

Everyone seems to want to change their habits these days – hoping and believing it will lead us to be faster, more efficient, more productive, more intelligent. Most importantly the more habits you create the less mental energy you need to spend – improving your mental load and work-life balance. But what does the science of behavior change really tell us about how to make and break habits?

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7 Hacks to Simplify Your Life and Reduce Your Mental Load

Working moms carry this huge mental load. It’s exhausting. It’s overwhelming. It’s stressful. It’s endless. So how do you overcome overwhelm and ease your mental load? How do you get a better work-life balance? It’s time to get back to your values. Then follow these 7 hacks to simplify your life.

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Struggling with self-esteem? Show yourself some LOVE

One of the most common concerns clients have shared with me through the years is “low self-esteem”. In recent years however, I have found it more worthwhile to focus on self-acceptance than self-esteem. What’s the difference? Self-esteem encourages us to focus on the qualities we like about ourselves. Certainly not a bad idea. But what about the qualities we don’t like? Self-acceptance has us to look at our whole selves and therefore, carries less judgment. This is who I am, and I’m OK with that.

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What do you lie about? This is what those lies say about your work-life balance

I came across one called “what do you lie about?”.  It intrigued me. I think of myself as a pretty honest person, someone who tells the truth and is authentic with others and myself. I wondered – what do I lie about? As I listened, I immediately realized that what we lie about is a HUGE clue about how your life and values don’t align. Living your values is essential for feeling work-life balance, but understanding your true values is hard, REALLY hard.

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