Deciding to go back to work can be a difficult decision to make, and most women face this decision at one point or another. Whether you are currently working from home or fighting those inevitable feelings of wanting to stay home with your new baby after a leave from your job, these 4 tell tale signs will help you in your decision making by bringing to light what is best for you and your family!
1. You Daydream about Working Outside the Home
If you find yourself fantasizing about working outside of your home again, you may want to take those daydreams into consideration. Some moms enjoy being homemakers and others do not. Some need to be working to feel the full scope of their self worth, whether that be in or outside the home. What you truly desire speaks volumes about who you are and what you need to achieve genuine personal happiness.
2. You Work Best Outside the Home
Personal happiness is often forgotten altogether when you're a mom, but when you don't have it it shows. It's possible that you shine your brightest when you are a part of the working world. Maybe you don't like the idea of being home all the time. Maybe you need to get out daily and be away from the kids, interacting with other adults more regularly. You may thrive in a setting where you are face to face with others who can provide words of encouragement and a pat on the back. Perhaps you want to work from home, but you just can't work your dream job while doing so. There are many home based jobs, but if you are qualified in a certain field, you may have difficulties finding a work from home position that allows you to make use of your skills.
3. You've Tried Every Work from Home Opportunity
If you've tried every work from home opportunity out there, that could be a sign that you aren't looking in the right place; but, if it simply feels that way, it could mean you won't be satisfied until you go back to work. There are many jobs that can be done from home and businesses you can join, or start up! If little entices you, it may be time to start looking in your local classifieds again.
4. Your Family Says It's Time
It's easy to get caught up in trying to make something work whether or not you really want it to, but you're family can tell if you are truly happy doing what you do. Whether you have discussed your wishes with them or not, if they are telling you that it's time to throw in the towel, consider what they are saying and why. Has you're being home been causing you stress? If so, it is likely overflowing into your family life. Keep in mind that you're family wants what is best for you too!
So, should you go back to work or not? That final decision is yours to make. Consider how these 4 signs apply to you before making your choice!