- Firstly you need to block out some time for yourself - you know deep down that if you manage to have some quality time for yourself whether it’s a yoga class, a massage once a week or a regular night out that you will be a better parent and employee the next day. Frame it as an investment in yourself that will pay dividends to the people around you.
- Secondly, embrace delegation – get the kids involved – it will build their confidence and make a chore seem fun. It might take a bit longer at the beginning but once they get the hang of feeding the cat or laying the table they will love the responsibility.
- Reframe your value at work – highlight what you do contribute, concentrate on what your strengths are, and set boundaries for yourself. Give yourself permission to take a lunch break, not agree to meetings at the end of the day and not to feel you have to prove your worth by taking on too much.