This is one of the noteworthy conclusions found in a recent survey by Day-Timer on the importance of time management for working moms.
Is too much on Mom’s plate?
It seems Mom is trying to do it all, and plan it all — typically with minimal help from her family — and it’s a major cause of stress in her life.
Of those polled, the biggest cause of stress in moms are “Trying to do it all,” and “Unexpected financial burdens” — the two top answers chosen by at least half of the respondents.
When you consider that she’s managing a household, feeding, cleaning, shopping and chauffeuring among her duties — all while holding down a full-time job — it’s clear to see that time management is at a premium for the working mom.
In case you were wondering when Mom needs the most help — mornings were the most stressful time of day, the top claim by 45% of the respondents.
Seeking a plan to relieve stress
Day-Timer recently completed this survey seeking to better understand the problems facing working moms in order to continue providing valuable solutions for busy people.
The results showed how improved planning can be a key factor in the working mom’s life. When asked how many schedules the working mom is responsible for, the typical response was that Mom managed her own as well as the majority of her family’s activities.
It appears the working mom is craving better time management but hasn’t settled on a single planning tool, instead choosing a combination of several planning tools. The traditional wall calendar and a mobile device are the leading choices.
Other noteworthy survey findings:
• When Mom feels overwhelmed, she handles it by “Working through it” — a response given by nearly 80% of those polled — as opposed to taking a break or seeking help
• Family fun outings are the number source of happiness for the working mom – far and above the top choice
• The rewards for being a good Mom? Affection from kids and Harmonious family life received the most top votes
Tell us: How does the working mom you know manage her stress and stay organized? Please comment.
|Day-Timer Spokesperson Jeff Doubek can be reached at [email protected]|