Armed to the Heart - Military Women, Work-life Balance, Female Veterans, Christian Moms, Pregnancy and Postpartum
58. Feel Forced to Choose Between Family & Career Not On Your Own Terms, or Like your Breastfeeding Journey Has to End Before You’re Ready? 4 Tips to Navigate these Situations
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We're diving into 4 ways to navigate those situations where we feel forced to choose between our career & family, or feel like our breastfeeding / pumping journey has to end not on our own terms due to our jobs.
There are many times we may feel torn between our families and our work. We want to be the best we can be as a mom AND as leaders. We may feel like one is at the expense of the other, leaving us wondering if it's worth it or possible to find balance and do BOTH well.
Maybe it's stressful to manage given all your work is demanding of you, frustrating & hard when you don't have support from your unit, maybe you feel anxious about upcoming field training, missions away from home where you'll be gone for extended periods of time, or even deployments on the horizon that pull you from your family and you're not sure if that means you'll have to sacrifice your breastfeeding goals or wean before you feel ready. Maybe you're tired of feeling like your family is bearing the cost of your career progression or success in work.
You're not alone sister.
Through this episode I share a number of personal experiences, and stories of the women I've coached to walk you through how to find more peace and keep your family first, even in circumstances and situations where you feel stuck or you wish you had more freedom to choose, so you can be more empowered to protect what's most important to you.
These are some of the biggest lessons I've learned in how to be the best mom I can be while still giving my best to the team, and secrets to finding more of that elusive balance, even when a lot is out of our control as military women.
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RESOURCES FOR MORE BALANCE IN FAMILY & WORK-LIFE:
Overcome the Overwhelm (Feel like your to-do-list is never-ending, and pulled in a million directions? Grab my FREE guide to help you balance work + mom life with less guilt + more peace, with God at the center)
Renew: My LIVE Group Coaching Mastermind of like-minded women within & beyond the military who are pursuing greater work-life balance, with Jesus at the center.