This past week has been an emotional roller-coaster for me. There is so much going on at work, home, extended family, and life in general. It’s so hard to get work done if you don’t have your priorities straight. Honestly, being a working mother, you are constantly battling with your to-do lists, emotions, life, work and other activities. How do one stay effective while thinking of all the hoopla going on around? I have found that I am not alone and I know quite a few women in the same shoes. No wonder more women opt out of the workplace after a while of juggling work and life. The reality is that, it is hard. It is truly hard and I wish that the workplace policies will change and favor women, but we know that is not going to happen anytime soon. So, how do we stay effective at work while juggling life? By being present.
Living in the moment is one of the ways that I have stayed effective. I prioritize, delegate work, ask for help, execute, re-prioritize until my to-do list gets shorter by the end of the day.
And with each single task, I sink myself hopelessly in the moment. I give my undivided attention to every single little detail of my job and that helps me deliver bigger results in a shorter amount of time. I communicate, show empathy, listen actively, and most importantly share my own perspective and story. My life is not separated from my work, my work is not separated from my life. In fact, they are both integrated fully and that is what makes me so effective.
Being present, delivering results, enjoying your work and living your life the best way you can in the midst of all the chaos is what makes life meaningful for working women.
It’s what drives us to be better employees, better mom, and most importantly the best spouse we can be. I encourage to give your work, your life all you can.
How do you deal with all the chaos in your life and still get meaningful work done?