Being a mom while working is very difficult when managing so many responsibilities. That is why so many moms want to work from home, but even when working from home, there is a lot of juggling. Stay-at-home moms have more than their fair share of work to do, and adding work complicates their lives even more.
However, today, with the cost of living increasing, both parents must work to keep their finances up. And that is why so many working moms feel burned out due to struggling to juggle all responsibilities. That is why on September 16th, which is Working Parents Day, you want to focus on the working moms (and dads who have to put in as much time juggling responsibilities) and give them all kudos for what they do. Let’s discuss how working moms can best manage their time based on their zodiac.
Aries – Do A Workout Before The Start Of The Day
Aries, you want to tackle everything quickly and at once because you are so passionate and energetic. You are constantly on the go and find a way to juggle work and parenthood quite well. But if you don’t have time to recharge each morning, you will get impatient and may be impulsive with your decisions that need to think through more. Each morning you need to build up your energy reserves to be the best multitasker and juggler. That is why doing a hardcore workout each morning, whether cardio or strength training, will help you get on the right foot for the day.
Taurus – Work Through Anxiety When You Need To Be More Flexible
Taurus, you are tenacious and organized regarding childcare, homecare, and work. You have it down well, but the issue you face is when a sudden situation arises that disrupts your routine, you refuse to be flexible because you are naturally very stubborn and need comfort. Therefore, when dealing with anxiety due to a wrench in your plans, you struggle to manage your time and become disorganized. The best thing you can do is to work through your anxiety and learn to become more flexible, so you don’t allow the disruption to ruin your momentum. When raising kids and dealing with situations at work, upsets will happen.
Gemini – Stay Mentally Stimulated
Gemini, mental stimulation is good for you and needed for you, as you would have been the one to encourage language development in your kids by reading to them as babies and as young kids, which only helped them. The line of work you have chosen concerns communication or local travel. You are also the master multitasker, so that you can manage your time while working and parenting. However, if you need more mental stimulation, you will begin to overthink, wrenching your productivity. It is crucial to ensure that you read your favorite books, do some crossword puzzles or word searches, and keep your brain stimulated to stay productive and happy.
Cancer – Daily Journaling
Cancer, you are emotional, naturally nurturing, and responsible, so you will take the best care of your kids and home and do the best work possible. However, your emotions can get the best of you, and you are not excellent at expressing your feelings. And the more you hold in your emotions, the more tense you become, which harms your productivity. Since you are only sometimes comfortable sharing what you feel with others, you must make a daily journaling habit. And when you share your thoughts in your journal, do not censor it; remember that no one will see what it says. You will feel relieved after that release, and it will be helpful to your productivity.
Leo – Talk About Their Struggles On Social Media To Get Helpful Tips
Leo, let’s face it. You love to be in the spotlight, and you love attention. You adore it when your kids give you a watch, and you like it when your boss praises you. Because of your stubborn nature, you want to ensure you do the best you can with your work and with your parenting. However, you will have days when you struggle to manage your time and life. You can share your struggles as a working parent on social media so that you can get some helpful tips from others. Sure, you want the attention, but you want to also do the best job by managing your responsibilities as you can. And you will also share with the world that the tips you were given helped.
Virgo – Your Day Planner Is Your Bible
Virgo, you are a perfectionist, and you want to attain that as much as you can when juggling work and parenting, and the best thing you can do is rely on your day planner. Your day planner is your bible as you will add everything you need to do for the week ahead of you, which will eliminate a lot of stress for you when it comes to managing time and doing it well. But you need to lower your standards when it comes to being perfect. There is no such thing as a perfect parent or a perfect worker. Be happy with how well you do when it comes to managing your time as you juggle work and parenting.
Libra – Self-Care Rituals Are Essential
Libra, you need peace and harmony as that helps you stay balanced. However, it is known that parenting and working can drive up chaos, which will immediately toss you out of balance. How can you manage your life as a parent and as an employee (or freelancer) if you are constantly juggling both, which can bring you a lot of stress? You need to have a self-care ritual each morning before you start your day (or you can do it before you go to bed). It can involve yoga, meditation, taking a spiritual bath while wearing a face mask, etc. That will help you stay balanced enough to manage your time as a parent and worker.
Scorpio – Utilize Outlets That Can Provide You With Emotional Release
Scorpio, you are intense, and your emotions can overwhelm you, and it is not a surprise how parenting and working will create some chaos, and the stress can overtake you in ways that would not be good as you would be at risk for burnout. You also struggle to communicate how you feel, so you will want to take advantage of any outlet that can help you release stress. Examples include journaling, yoga, meditation, tai chi, or any creative endeavor. You can manage your time with work and parenting when you release your emotions. You can be quite organized when you are in a good emotional place.
Sagittarius – A Day To Yourself Is Essential
Sagittarius, you are adventurous, and you are optimistic by nature. Other factors in your chart would have influenced you to become a parent because, as a Sagittarius, you do not like being tied down by responsibilities. And that is why you must get a day off to do what you need to do for yourself. If you can get much-needed “me time,” you can manage your time well with parenthood and working and have a positive attitude. You are the last individual who can handle being stifled all the time.
Capricorn – Be Realistic About Your Goals
Capricorn, you are highly ambitious and have high standards for yourself (and others). You could easily put too much on your plate regarding your parenting and work life, but you are human and cannot cope if you do too much at once. The best way to manage your time with work and parenting is to break down goals into realistic ones and set realistic timelines to meet them. Remind yourself there is no perfect parent and worker; you must add time to unwind and devote to self-care.
Aquarius – Detach From Stressors By Using Mindfulness
Aquarius, you are known to be detached and not overly emotional, but surprisingly, if you put too much on your plate when it comes to parenting and work and you cannot manage your time effectively, you can shut down. The best way to be in a place where you can stay organized with those responsibilities is to be mindful of your thoughts and be mindful of when you are feeling overwhelmed. You will want to engage in mindfulness activities such as deep breathing, meditation, or yoga. Still, since you have a natural humanitarian side, you should support causes that mean a lot to you. That will help you put things in perspective, which will only help you manage your roles.
Pisces – Set Boundaries
Pisces, you are incredibly empathetic and may inadvertently take on more stress than you can handle. You have to juggle work and parenthood, and you may get into a position where you have to help others when you are not in a place to do so. You will end up becoming too burned out. Therefore, you need to set boundaries and say “no,” to those who ask you to do favors you cannot or do not want to do. You can manage your time as a parent and worker if you stick to limits. And you must not feel guilty about it either, especially if those you set boundaries towards make you feel that way.
September 16th is Working Parents Day, and that is the day to honor all working parents as juggling parenthood and working is a challenging job. Yes, stay-at-home moms are stressed and have a difficult job, but having to work adds extra stress to parenting. It is not easy to manage time when it comes to effectively parenting while managing work. That is why it is essential to embrace any ideal self-care activity for every parent so they can be in a position where they can manage their responsibilities as well as they can while being kind to themselves.