When you are a housewife despite having to constantly work and look into the needs of others, you are often looked upon as someone who does nothing significant because you do not get paid for the work you do. This in turn affects the self esteem of housewives which will only serve to deteriorate your life satisfaction which is why most women are more likely to be facing in-satisfaction in life. Though people might encourage you to be more positive and do not take heed of other’s opinion, it is not possible. Therefore, here are tricks and ideas to help ensure you do not lose your identity or self worth.
Have time for yourself
More often, housewives lose their sense of self and start acting like martyrs. You need to make sure to have some time for yourself. It might be simple as just going out with your friends once in a while. This might be impossible because you are often busy in the doing house works. You can make some food beforehand and store them in food grade plastic storage or food containers. Most of them are microwave friendly. Therefore, you can go out with your friends and not worry about making food for your family because you can simply store it and ask them to heat it and consume.
Have a small side business
You might not be involved in working but you can always find time to indulge in small business. It can be small business like baking cakes for order. It is important to own all the necessary items like oven, measuring cups, and mixer. If you are planning to do something professionally you are supposed to treat it with a sense of professionally because people will expect your food to be on the said standard because they will be paying you. You can always turn your hobby into your small business idea.
Spend time as a couple and family
Being a housewife means you spend an incredible amount of time in ensuring all the needs of your family are met. But, remember you are human and you have needs too. Therefore, it is important to dedicate time and spend it appropriately. Mainly when you are having kids, it is important to have date nights with your spouse.In conclusion, it should be noted that women all around are criticized for whatever they do. If house wives lose their sense of self, then the working mother is losing time with her family in ensuring their future. They are both criticized equally despite them doing their best for their family. Therefore, do not let other’s opinion bother you or change your opinion; you are doing the best you can.