As a working mother I am often torn between numerous personalities,
employee, director, mum, friend, wife and am often forced into a
multi-tasking frenzy to achieve everything I want to achieve in a day and
still get 5 minutes to myself. Dr Adam Fraser, guest speaker at the
(www.businesschicks.com.au) monthly breakfast last
week, says he doesn't believe in multi-tasking and that it slows down
the effectiveness of the brain. We need to learn to chunk out the day
into specific task related sections and close down our email to prevent
constant interruptions. So I am attempting to do that, but in an open
plan environment interruptions are part of every day. What I do know is,
that to create focus and effectiveness, we need to be healthy and happy,
so I get up at 4am to go cycling, when else I am going to fit it in??
Health and fitness takes discipline.
New mums returning to the workforce are the most at risk, and in current
economic times they are often forced to return to the workforce very soon
after the birth of their baby. We need more support services that help mums
regain their pre-pregnancy health and vitality quickly, and Embracing
Motherhood is one of those. How I wish knew of
www.embracingmotherhood.com when I had children.
Check it out!