If you’re not a mom, then you’ve got one way you can relate to that dreaded feeling of returning to work after maternity leave. Think back to a time when you went on a little break away for a week, and you had to come back to the daily grind that is work life. You might have shed a tear or two, you might have looked into travelling as a lifestyle etc. But imagine how a mother must feel, trying to return to work after close to a year or more of being out of work. It’s hell. So that’s why we’ve decided to write this article. We’re reaching out to all of you moms out there who are returning to work pretty soon. We know what’s coming your way, and we think we know a few excellent tips that should help the dreaded return to work become that little bit easier. Got your attention? Good… read on and let us solve your work life nightmare.
What Is It You’re Dreading
So, the first thing you need to be asking yourself is what do you really dread about going back to work. Is it the fact that you won’t be able to do pretty much whatever you want any more, or is it the fact you’re not ready to return to an environment where someone is telling you what to do all of the time. If it is either of these, then you definitely need to think about coming to terms with the fact that this will happen wherever you go! No job is going to be easy to return to, and it definitely will be a bit of an adjustment to get used to being ordered around. But, over time, you will get used to it and you will settle in!
Don’t Go Back To A Job You Hate!
Ok, so if all you could think about before you went on maternity leave is how much you hated your job, then what is the point going back to it. There’s a whole world out there full of potential jobs, you just need to go on the hunt for one that you will enjoy! We think the path to a great career starts with education, so before you do return to work, why not get a degree to boost your chances. You can take an online course to work around mom life, and they’re actually such a good way of getting your foot in the door career-wise. An example of a good course is an online masters in supply chain management. We just think it’s the perfect role for a mom. It requires organisation, brain power, and management of other systems or people! You just have to have the commitment to get a degree before you try for a masters.
Slowly Ease Yourself In
There’s nothing worse than working full time straight away. It’ll be such a shock to the system, and you’re just so likely to crash and burn. Make sure the role that you go in to allows part-time work or at least flexi-work to break yourself in!