Write a letter to your future self

Hey mama, this is Robin Camarote with your Working Mom Tip of the Day.    

Write a letter to your future self. Congratulate her on her hard work and accomplishments and share some encouraging words to help her get through the next big challenge she’s facing.  

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Don't second guess yourself

Hey mama, this is Robin Camarote with your Working Mom Tip of the Day.    

Today's tip? Don't second guess yourself. One of the biggest causes of stress during the day is making and remaking the same decisions over and over again. Today, make a choice and stick with it and save the mental energy for the next big decision coming your way. 

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Treasure the moments

Hey mama, this is Robin Camarote with your Working Mom Tip of the Day.    

Today's tip? Treasure the moments. From Maya Angelou: “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”    

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Create a recurring meeting for yourself

Create a recurring meeting for yourself. Block off a half-hour or more for yourself each workday. Use this time to tackle your most important task first. Try to avoid accepting other meetings during this time and treat it like any other commitment on your calendar. See how much progress you make on the things most important to you.

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.

Practice saying no at work today

Practice saying no at work today
As a mom, you probably say no quite a bit. The word no sets limits and expectations for our kids. It helps them learn while staying safe and healthy. So, why is it often so difficult to say no at work? Many of us deeply want to be liked at the office which means we say yes a lot. Stay focused and productive by saying no to requests that that should be done by someone else.
 

Don’t check your email first thing in the morning

Don’t check your email first thing in the morning
Reading email can disrupt your morning routine and cause you to change your priorities. When you respond to email, you’re in reactive mode and address other people’s issues. Email can wait until after you’ve had a chance to make progress on the tasks most important to you.