Things have been crazy. You’ve been busy, you’ve been stressed, and you’ve felt under the weather. You have to pick your kids up, you have to go to PTA meetings, you have to work hard at your business, and on top of it, you have to take care of yourself. You feel like you can’t keep up with everything you have on your plate.
Keeping up with all the things you need to get done is a crazy-hard task, and you deserve a pat on the back. But with all the things you have on your plate, you probably feel like you don’t have the time to give yourself a round of applause.
Well guess what? You’re not alone.
You’re not alone, and as a matter of fact, the majority of working moms feel the same way you do. And since you’re not alone, we might as well work together to get closer to the life we’ve always wanted.
Us working moms — who go hard every day to make our families’ lives as amazing as they should be — need to stick together. We need to lean into our relationships and support each other on the road to success.
So what does this look like?
It means reaching out when we are in need. How often do we just keep going, even though we know we are going to burn out? How often do we go it alone, when really we need an extra set of hands?
If you know that you are going to need help watching your kids, or finishing a task on time, then call a friend, and see if they can help you out.
It means supporting others when they are in need. When we see the people who we care about hurting, we’ve got to pull together and help them out. Actively seek out opportunities to bring joy to people in your life who may need a little extra.
When you reach out to help, you strengthen your own network, and you get to know that you brought a little more goodness into the world.
It means incorporating people into the happy parts of your life. Instead of just waiting to reach out when things are bad, share the awesome parts of your life too. Start up a book club, find a workout buddy, or schedule play dates for your kids that double as wine and cheese sessions for the moms.
When we incorporate other working moms into our daily life, we strengthen each other. We can lean on each other for support, share our joys, and have people to remind us to work out, drink water, and generally take care of ourselves in the ways that we so often forget.
Most importantly, when we lean on each other, we encourage each other.
Lean into the other people in your life. Offer and accept support. Whenever you have the opportunity to encourage, take it.
We are stronger together. Let’s start to support each other today.
How do you like to support your fellow working moms? Tell me in the comments!