Five Motherhood Lessons Learned
As a busy mom of four who is also a wife, corporate professional and ambitions go -getter, being a mom has taught me some things. In fact, it has taught me a lot. This is the strongest and toughest I have ever been. In today’s post, I am sharing five motherhood lessons and how I apply them to my workday. These five lessons learned are just the tip of the iceberg. I will share more in the coming months so make sure you follow this blog. I’m spilling all the tea and sharing all the tips.
Expect the Unexpected
I’ve always been a planner and time management oriented. Motherhood has taught me that you cannot predict and plan for everything. I’ve had a number experience at work, which we call “fire drill”, when tsunamis come out of the blue and it’s all hands on deck to create deliverables, solve problems, pull together metrics and more. I can handle these situations with ease and grace these days.
Even though it’s important to acknowledge that sometimes there is chaos. We should still plan and create effective routines. You can read some practical and easy to implement planning tips in this blog post, Planning tips for Purpose- Driven Women of Faith – Career Mom Community. Couple these tips with these lessons learned and you will be well on your way to an epic day.
Resilience is the ability to withstand and to recover quickly from unfavorable conditions. Some factors that aid in your ability to be resilient include having a positive attitude, optimism, the ability to regulate your emotions, and seeing failure as helpful feedback. Being a mom has helped me to cultivate these qualities.
I’ve always had great faith but being a mom has given me a deeper understanding of the omnipotent nature of God. I trust and believe that he can do more for my kids than I can ever do and he loves them more than me. His ability and reach stretches far beyond my own.
You are probably thinking, “how does this apply to my workday”. Simple, when I hear “no, not this time” about a promotion, I don’t crumble with disappointment because my faith keeps me lifted. When I totally flop on a presentation, I don’t fall into a lengthy stent of self pity because my faith reminds me it’s ok. These are just a few ways I apply this lesson. I could write for days on this point alone!
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.Proverbs 3:5
Embrace the Moment
Time goes by so quickly. Seriously, where did yesterday go?!?!
I’ve learned to embrace the moment and to live in it. No cell phones 24/7, minimal TV, and technology. I want to connect with my kids in ways that matter.
The same is true for my workday. Focus is important, especially for moms who juggle a number of competing priorities. A huge part of focus is the ability to embrace the moment.
To Have Fun
My kids have taught me how to relax and live a little. They love to have fun and they pull me out of my shell to have fun right along with them! We spend most of our day at work, in person or virtual, let’s not make it a daunting task.
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