Balancing Motherhood, study and Work in the Uk
Being a woman studying in the UK can be both challenging and rewarding. It requires a balance, between work, study and motherhood which can often feel like a juggling act. The pursuit of education and career goals while nurturing ones family is no feat. Can lead to exhaustion both physically and emotionally. There are obstacles that women face when striving for excellence in their careers while also taking care of their families and pursuing aspirations.
The constant demands on women’s time and energy can leave them feeling drained and overwhelmed. Career progression may be hindered due to time constraints or workplace biases, which in turn affects term growth and goals.
Societal expectations tend to place a burden on women when it comes to prioritising caregiving responsibilities. Gender norms create challenges for women who wish to pursue education or maintain a career while raising children; they may face criticism or experience guilt, for not conforming to gender roles.
Despite these hurdles many women successfully manage their responsibilities of studying, working and motherhood.
Here are a few research findings that provide insights, into the challenges faced by women.
Based on a study conducted by the Pew Research Center women often feel pressure than men when it comes to balancing work and family life. They also tend to experience levels of stress and a sense of being rushed due to their responsibilities.
In an interview with Fran Collier, the Deputy Operations Manager at LS Care Ltd (a provider of Home Care services) in Boldon Colliery, Newcastle upon Tyne and a student at Northumbrian University, Newcastle upon Tyne she discussed the difficulties encountered by individuals who work and study in the UK. Here’s what she shared.
Managing roles has significantly increased her stress levels impacting her well being. The constant juggling of responsibilities has resulted in a workload and constant struggle, with time management. As a result she now finds herself meticulously planning and organising her schedules to fulfil her work, study and caregiving obligations. This can be overwhelming. May lead to burnout.
She further emphasises how balancing motherhood studying or working is a journey undertaken by women every day. Being both a mother and pursuing professional goals requires dedication, sacrifice and effective time management skills. However, challenging it maybe it is also a experience.
Embrace the possibilities and valuable insights that arise from this expedition. Keep in mind that as a parent you serve as an example, to your children demonstrating the importance of resilience, dedication and the pursuit of development. By approaching life with enthusiasm, persistence and confidence, in yourself you can attain equilibrium and triumph in all areas of your life.