Time Management Strategies for Working Mothers
Are you constantly stressed by the demands of motherhood and a full-time job? Are you coming home tired and badly in need a rest, only to be met by your child / children wanting your immediate attention? Do you often ask yourself if you have to choose between your career or your family? Do you feel so frustrated at times that you feel like throwing in the towel, asking yourself that all-important question, “Should I quit my job to become a stay-at-home mom?”
If the reason why you can’t cope is due to poor time management, then, this workshop is specially designed with you in mind. You will learn time-management strategies and tips to stay sane while you balance your career with your family life. You need not short-change either yourself or your family. It is possible to have a successful career and a happy family. This workshop will help you achieve this goal.
By the end of this high impact workshop, participants will be able to:
- Define what work-life balance is for you
- know your priorities
- Be aware of the resources which you can use
- Learn time-management strategies
- Get tips to stay sane as a working mom
Who Should Attend
Working Mothers from all industries and all managerial levels
Communications Coach: Chia Siang Pio
Chia Siang Pio is a Public Service Commission scholar, and a graduate from the National University of Singapore with a Second Upper Honours Degree in History. Ms Chia is also a mother of three and juggles full-time work with raising her children while maintaining an active lifestyle.
After a short teaching stint, she worked in the Ministry of Defence’s Director (Policy) Office for seven years. She was also formerly a Deputy Director in the Incentives and Finance Division of the Singapore Workforce Development Agency. Leading a team of forty managers and executives, she headed the administration of the Skills Development Fund.
She has been an Associate Trainer with the Civil Service College since 2010. She has conducted countless writing courses, including in-house customised ones for public organisations such as Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Home Affairs, and as well as government-related institutions such as NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, SingHealth Academy and National Healthcare Group Polyclinics.
Definition of Work-Life Balance
- Understand your needs and that of your family’s
- Set your goals – immediate, short-term & long-term
What are your priorities?
- Know what take precedence in your life now.
What resources do you have or not have?
- Make full use of your resources
- Involve your partner, children, helper, boss, colleagues, friends and family
Time management strategies
– At Work
- Identify work priorities / use an action priority matrix
- Identify time-wasters
- Use a planner / to-do list / stop-doing list
- Track your time and energy
- Stop procrastinating
- Handling interruptions
- Make full use of your lunchtime
– At Home
- Leave your work in the office
- Learn time-saving remedies
Tips to stay sane for the working mother
- Accept Imperfections
- Learn to say No
- Pamper yourself