Being a mother is a full-time job in itself but adding a career to the mix makes life even more stressful. While there are a few superhero mothers out there, sometimes the stress gets to be too much for the rest of us. Dealing with this stress is important so you do not take it out on yourself, your significant other, or your children. The following are some ways to deal with stress as a working mother.
Taking a day to pamper yourself or even a day that you and your significant other can pamper yourselves is important. Taking a weekend trip to a luxurious place like the Austin Day Spa can leave you revitalized and ready to take on the world again. If you do not have the time to take a full weekend you should at least consider getting a weekly massage. This might seem expensive but there are packages for frequent customers at many great massage parlors.
Going to the gym on a daily basis not only leaves you in great physical health but it can also help your mental health as well. Exercising is one of the best ways to reduce stress and you can even get some aggression out in the process. Finding time to exercise can be difficult so implementing small workouts into your everyday life can do the trick. For example, doing a short workout before showering in the morning will leave you energized and ready for the day and even exercising by playing with the kids at night can reduce stress.
Taking some time to focus on yourself seems like a foreign concept for working mothers. Allot yourself as little as 30 minutes where you cannot be bothered each day. Once this becomes routine the entire family will know not to bother you during this period of time. Do whatever you enjoy during this time like read, nap, or what your favorite TV show. This is your time to unwind before being thrown back into the life of a working mother.
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to ways to reduce stress on a daily basis. Slow yourself down if you are feeling overwhelmed and put things into perspective. Being a working mother is hard but it is worth it.
Earlier this year, I met up with my college friend over at my parent’s place for a town fiesta. This was the perfect moment to meet my friend and classmate because she performed with the rest of their band for a musical showdown. Of course they had a complete set up and geared up with the musical instruments like bach trombone, saxophone- which is her forte! Drums and all! Of course, they won the said music show down and were able to take the first prize. It was a fun filled sort of reunion for us.
**This post was written sometime in late January of this year. 2016.
Late last year of 2015, a blow by blow of problems and conflicts have put our faith into test… But with all the all obstacles throw our way, we’ve managed to passed through them although it was really quite challenging. There were lots of tears, bouts of fight, clouds of doubts and the toughest of all was facing our fears.
But despite all the negativity, I am really grateful to the people who showed us love, patience and understanding. It wasn’t really easy to understand our situation and they never did fail on that.
The month of December, we decided to close (again, for the nth time) the kitchen because I was suppose to work for a Christmas project which unfortunately only lasted for three days. So again, we were financially drain with all the debts and expenses filing up and zero income at all. So I was really keen on looking for a job since the first week of January.
I aim to apply at BPO’s since it was the most convenient in my case. No age limit, high compensation as compared to the “regular jobs” that I’ve been into. I finally landed on my fourth application!
My first attempt was at Acquire, but sad to say, I failed! I was actually confident and have been conditioning myself that I was already “in” during the initial process of recruitment. But at the last part of the off shore training, I was turned down! But as I was analysing things, I believed what the trainer who told us (to those who didn’t make it) there are reasons why we didn’t make it. And maybe, the company wasn’t really for me. But I’ve really learned a lot from that first experience of mine.
Moving on, I applied at Sykes the next day, just a couple of steps away from Acquire. Hahaha! The interviewer this time caught my attention. He’s sporting a long curly hair, tattoos on his both arms, a big hole ear piercing.! He was even listening to a rock song over his laptop before our interview begins. Yes, he seems more of a rock star rather than a recruiter eh. But he really handles himself well because he’s an eloquent speaker during our interview. He even gave me the chance to go back Thursday the following week after our interview on the condition based on his feedback that I need to work on my voice’s tone because I sound soft spoken and got a few grammar lapses and need to work on my English accent.
But the impatient me couldn’t wait that long so I decided to apply again after that interview. Haha! Also, I didn’t like to three month contractual basis offer and that there’s no government mandatory benefits plus the shifting schedule.
So off I dragged my feet to Convergys! Just a few steps away from the Sykes too! So now, you can imagine and guess where I am located with my applications. Yes, at the haven for call center agents at WCC mandaluyong.
At Convergys, I had to take online exams, interview. I was endorsed to the Time Warner account. Again, after the final interview. I failed! ( I wasn’t able to follow the instructions. It was a role play, CSR-Customer play about offering products etc) I was really hungry at the time so I wasn’t really paying attention any more to the process. I was endorsed again to another account, but I didn’t pushed through with it any more. I just went home straight. It was an exhausting day!
The following week, I applied at Teletech. I felt at ease the first time I set my foot on the place. The OJT’s at the recruitment were all accommodating. Their recruitment hub is clean and comfy! They even have free coffee, chocolates and biscuits for applicants.
The process is somewhat similar to Convergys. I did take the online assessment and exams (quite long!) There was a chat and call simulations, interview ( I passed on the exams because my scores and feedback were written on my resume, that, I saw before the interview). I had to go back the next for the final interview ( to the account that I was endorsed to) and had to take another exam ( an email support type of exam)
I had the job offer in the afternoon, and signed up on my employment contract,etc) Did take on the medical exam the following day and worked on the pre employment requirements after.
Now, I am just waiting for the call for instructions because we were told that we will start on Feb 8 next week! It’s a Chinese New Year! So I hope my career would be a lucky one for me this time around. OF course, I intend to do good at work and hope to enjoy it because this will be a new level of experience for me.
I love it because, the workplace is just near, 10-15 minutes away from home, Day Shift schedule, salary wise, it pays more than my previous work! May God bless me more and guide me on my new work. Looking around to meeting more friends too!
I received a call last Feb 3. Informing me that there will be orientation on Feb 5. ( Yesterday) Our employment contract were given back to us as submitted our pre-employment requirements. We had our photo session for ID and were given our security badge.
I would officially start on Monday (Feb 8) with the training. What a great way to start the Chinese New Year! Year of the Monkey! Claiming that it will be lucky one…
I’ll keep you posted with my journey on my new “work life”…
When a woman is pregnant, they should maintain a healthy lifestyle wherein the child gets the best of nutrition and the best source of nutrition comes from fruits.
A mother might even have to go make changes in her eating habits to include more healthier foods. One of the most nutritious of foods to include in a mothers diet are fruits. Fruits are packed with vitamins, minerals and irons that contribute immensely towards a healthier lifestyle.
Grapes: Grapes contain potassium, phosphorus, sodium and magnesium that help improve metabolism and helps build a stronger nerve system for the child too.
Apple: Apple as a fruit contains high fiber, acts as an antioxidants. As apples contains high fibers it helps to fight against the bad cholesterol. It also improves the baby’s neurological and prevent dementia and stroke.
Avocados: Avocados contains plenty of folic acid. These folic acids play a major role in the development of a baby’s vital organs.
Banana: Banana contains high amounts of iron and folic acid. This helps reduce chances of anemia and also increases the hemoglobin count in the body and helps with easy digestion.
With these fruits on your grocery list, you wouldn’t have to worry about anything else. A bit of exercising like a small walk would be good for the child too. Stay calm and relaxed by reading good books or by play online games on GameVillage with free bingo bonuses. This way, you can keep those stress levels low and stay entertained while at home.
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Generally, nowadays many young ladies are eagerly willing to have a different but attractive hair style, yet it is not easy. Virgin Hair was popular once, for the clip in hair and human hair wigs show the momentum of the young. Yet various styles took the virgin hair down; wigs have been hot, for they are convenient and easy to change. Clip in hair, however, will never last longer than the so called virgin hair like the popular Brazilian hair bundles for their prices.
This time, we are welcoming a new hair style which is both different and attractive; more importantly, it matches any shape of face. To acquire it, you need a long strip or band, Clip-In Hair, and of course, long enough hair. And this is the Remy hair, which is one of the most beautiful hair weave we ever have heard.
Step one, wash your hair, loose them, and put a mini hair elastics to fix your hair on the top of your head in order and hold it in the location.
Step two, use a little comb stick into your hair and pull this part of hair straight enough, then harass itself on the left side and right side and make it like a bow tie. Fasten it.
Step three, slightly adjust the bun of bow tie. In this step you need to be more carefully, when you adjust it, you need hold the bun with one hand constantly in case it becoming in a mess, another hand to tight the bun and draw out the part of the hair in the edge. After fixing it, take one finger of each hands into the hole one the top of the bun and adjust it as comfortable as possible.
Step four, draw out the tail behind the bun. Remember that the tail is getting out from the space between your head and the bun you created. Then pull the tail up in the direction of the top and harass it in the middle of the bun.
Step five, after harassing the tail in a circle, take a hairpin to fasten it. This step seems pretty easiest, but what should be paid attention to is the location of fixing the tail. I believe most girls would like use a tuck comb or beautiful pin to fix it behind your head.
Step six, this will be the last step, all you need to do is to carry on a final revision of your new hair style and appreciate it in front of the mirror to the top of your bent. Is not it cute?
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