In this episode, I challenge the notion of work-life balance for mothers and suggest that it's more about values and priorities than striving for a perfect balance every day.
By gaining clarity on our values, decision-making becomes easier, time management improves, self-care becomes a natural practice, and relationships become stronger.
Listen to the episode to hear practical strategies for finding balance, including prioritizing self-care, setting realistic expectations, establishing boundaries, delegating responsibilities, scheduling and organizing, practicing time management, seeking support and building a network, and incorporating mindfulness and gratitude into daily life.
Remember that finding balance is an ongoing process, unique to each individual, and that flexibility, self-compassion, and adaptability are crucial.
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