Pre-kids we might be climbing the ladder and focused on the next role by putting in the long hours.
 
Then baby arrives.
 
Your priorities change.
 
Your values and outlook change.
 
You might not want to work 60+ hours a week like you used to.
 
It is ok!
 
Many other mum’s have been there as well.
 
Career progression might be a more gradual hill, rather than a steep climb.
 
It’s nothing to feel bad about.
 
Embrace it & recognize these thoughts.
 
Reflect on what your new priorities are and your “why”.
 
A great time to do this is whilst you are on maternity leave. It is a great first step to planning your return to work to ensure you know your “why”, what is important and what YOU want for you and your family.
Questions to help get you started to reflect on your priorities and career focus after children:
  1. what are my priorities?
  2. what matters most in my life?
  3. what are my core values?
  4. what type of life do I want in the next 5 years?
  5. what would my dream day look like?
  6. why do I want to work?
  7. what would my ideal work arrangement be?
  8. what makes me happy?
  9. what type of role(s) do I want to aim for in the next 3,5,10 years?
By embracing & reflecting on the change in outlook after you have children, it will allow you time to process this change and navigate a way forward.
 
But remember, it is normal to experience this.
 
And that is ok.
 
You’ve got this Mumma.
 
You can have a career and be a mum. 💪🏻

About the Author: Carina O'Brien

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