Take an incremental approach to goal-setting

Hey Mama! This is Robin Camarote with your Working Mom Tip of the Day.    

Instead of setting big goals, set small, more-realistic ones. Then promise yourself to set another and another and another as you achieve them. This incremental approach is more effective because what you want is progress- no “all or nothing.”

How can you tell if a goal is too big? Sometimes we don’t know enough to know when we’ve bitten off too much. Consider asking a trusted friend for their opinion.

Once you’ve set a goal, make achieving that goal part of your daily life by changing your habits. Any goal you work on once a week or once a month is destined to be forgotten or pushed down on your priority list. 

Thanks for listening. You got this! For more, head over to my blog at robincamarote.com



Keep it simple

Keep it simple. Life as a working mom is complicated. It just is. And sometimes we unintentionally make it worse by adding more to the schedule. Then we feel guilty about not doing enough. It's a vicious cycle that keeps us running and never able to feel caught up. Break that cycle just for a day by focusing on keeping things simple. Be present and do the best you can. It's good and that's good enough.