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Eight Proven Ways For Working Moms to Get More Out of Life

On PTO at Disney World

"[S]ucess is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."
-- Colin Powell

Working moms are constantly asking me tips about how to succeed. I've learned that nobody works harder than working moms, we have to. So, the motivation for these questions has nothing to do with being afraid to do what it takes. Instead, it has everything to do with the numerous demands placed on us. It's not that we don't know how to succeed, it's that we struggle to execute what we know with the limited time that we have to think about such things.

For that reason, I publish useful success tips for working moms that are designed to help us get information as fast as possible. Because I see no point in reinventing the wheel, I often share articles published by others too. Below is an article discussing seven ways to get more out of life. It has great tips. I have one more.

One Tip to Success: Take A Vacation

One more proven way to get more out of life is for working moms to take vacations. As working moms, we're so busy that we are often inclined to use our PTO days to catch up on laundry, volunteer at our kids school, or take ourselves and our kids to doctors' appointments. Don't get me wrong, those things are important, very important. However, they don't fuel your spirit or recharge your battery. Sometimes, you actually need to get away from your day-to-day routine, get away from your email and voice mail, get away from the demands that work an home impose on you and go somewhere where the only thing you have to do is be (and take care of your kids!)

This year, we were fortunate enough to receive the gift of a vacation from my mother. (Thanks mom!!!

It was a tremendous blessing because it forced me to make the time to get away with my kids. Generally, we don't take a summer vacation because of my husband's work schedule. However, last year I realized that summers are special. And as our daughter gets older, taking time off during the school year will become harder. So, I committed to taking off at least a week during the summer to spend time with her, and my son. I chose the week of the 4th of July because I only had to take 4 days off from work. #Winning

My mom having a zen moment on vacation

Since my mother came with us, there were two adults to share the burden and blessing of childcare. Then, my sister surprised us. So, it's been even better.  

So, read the article below and follow the tip above. Trust me, your career and your mood will ascend! 

A few small behavioral tweaks can radically affect your level of success.

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