Don't Feel Guilty For Getting Childcare Help To Do Some Work
If you're a mom who works from home and wants to be successful as a mother and at work, you've no doubt felt the competing tug from both your children and your work. It's easy to lose concentration on your work when you have little ones vying for your attention.
Balancing your work with your home life is no doubt a hard task and if your, like many work at home moms, wish you had some outside help with the kids, but feel guilty having someone else take care of your children while you work, you're not alone.
If you have felt this way before and are struggling to get ahead in your work, don't be dismayed. You do not have to feel guilty about getting some help with your kids so that you can get some work done. More importantly, you shouldn't feel that way or let anyone else make you feel at fault.
Everyone needs help in life from time to time, some more than others. If you have children and are working, needless to say, you probably feel like you never get a break. As you probably already know, it is necessary to take a break sometimes. If you never get a moment to yourself it's extremely easy to become highly irritable and maybe even start to resent your life. Having free time is necessary for your happiness, as well as your general well being.
More importantly than having free time for yourself is managing the time you do have. In order to be successful at both working and being a parent, you must be able to manage your time between the two. In other words, you should try as best as you can to separate your work from your home life.
The best way to do this is by getting some help with your children. You may think of this as pawning your kids off on someone else so that you can work, or you may even see it as putting your work before your children, but that couldn't be further from the truth.
You are simply ensuring that you will be able to concentrate on your work during work hours while spending plenty of time with your children when you are not working. By separating these two aspects of your life (work and parenting), you will be able to put forth more time and effort into both than if you were to try and combine the two.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with getting help with your kids in order to get some work done. You must be able to spend an adequate amount of time on your work in order to be successful and to provide for your family. A key part of being a good parent is also providing for your children.
By getting outside help with your children while you work, you are dedicating yourself to your work and will be more apt to concentrate on it without the distractions that kids can bring. Stop beating yourself up regarding getting help with the kids. In the long run, it will be more beneficial to you and them.