Parenting - Other | 18+ yrs

Going Back To Work After A Long Break

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Getting back to work after a long maternity break and continuing from where you left off, can be challenging for most mothers. In fact, amidst looking after your child and going for paediatric visits, you might not even think about working again. But if your child has grown up, and you feel like you want to get back to work, here is what you need to know..

“Returning to work can be a daunting shift and can lead to feelings of insecurity and lack of confidence. As well as worrying about getting back into the job you also have to juggle childcare needs. Get into a routine so that the mornings run smoothly. When at work don’t be afraid to ask questions, nobody is going to expect you to know everything on your first day back,” said psychologist Dr Linda Papadopoulos, in an article in Mail Online.

Though balancing work and life can prove to be difficult, it’s not impossible. However, it is important you understand that quitting your job to take care of your baby doesn’t sound the death knell for your career. You can always start working again, and though it might take longer than you initially planned, it’s very much possible to achieve all your professional aspirations.

To read about what other mothers who had returned to work after a break say, and to learn how to ready yourself to get back to your professional life, flip through this ClipBook.

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