Balance Your Work and Family Properly


Your work is important as it gives you the money to feed your family, pay the bills, and buy the essential things. Meanwhile, you family is equally valuable because they are the reason why you work so hard every day, not to mention they bring happiness to your life. Seeing that both work and family is a big part of your life, you have to learn how to balance them properly. To help you with that, you can simply look below and read the following tips.

1. What Comes First

  • Family- As stated earlier, work is essential, but family comes first in these instances: your children are sick, your husband is hospitalized; your children are having a recital or major activity in school like parent’s day, medal or trophy awarding, or even graduation.
  • Work- Prioritize your work if you have a deadline, getting a major project, meeting with the boss, and the like over playing in the park, going on a date, or shopping in the mall because the following can be done on other days instead.
  • A pen and paper, calendar, or your Smartphone can help set your priorities straight.  By jotting down everything that you are going to do, whether it is for that meeting with executives, or fieldtrip with your kids, you will be able manage your time efficiently. This way you will be able to block a specific date and focus your mind and energy on that alone.
  • Remember that you are not in this alone. You have a husband aka your partner in taking care of your kids, household chores, and any other activity in the house that needs your attention. Speak to each other and know when the other should step-in. If you are busy, then your husband should take care of the kids, or vise versa. For single parents, get a caretaker or sitter who you can trust.

2. Manage Your Schedule

  • A pen and paper, calendar, or your Smartphone can help set your priorities straight.  By jotting down everything that you are going to do, whether it is for that meeting with executives, or fieldtrip with your kids, you will be able manage your time efficiently. This way you will be able to block a specific date and focus your mind and energy on that alone.

3. Get Help

  • Remember that you are not in this alone. You have a husband aka your partner in taking care of your kids, household chores, and any other activity in the house that needs your attention. Speak to each other and know when the other should step-in. If you are busy, then your husband should take care of the kids, or vise versa. For single parents, get a caretaker or sitter who you can trust.

Balancing work and family may sound a little taxing to parents, but it is highly manageable if you learn to compromise and prioritize. Also, do not forget to take care and treat yourself once in a while because with all the things you are doing, you deserve a little credit.

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