It has been a routine for me to attend events like the 2017 Work-Life Balance Forum. I don’t expect to hear anything out of the ordinary, but I go anyway because it gives me peace of mind. It is as if a check-in with my therapist. Knowing that I do most of what the guest speakers suggest tells me that I am doing well as a mother and career woman.
Now, in one of these events, a brutally honest speaker phrased ideas in a way that I can’t ever forget. Here are the things that I’ve heard:
Finish Work On Time
Despite the number of things that the boss asks you to do, try to finish work on time. You should not stay in the office for more hours than necessary because it reduces the time left for your family. In case you don’t believe how problematic it is, just look at husbands who cheat or kids who have gone astray due to an ultra-busy wife or mother.
Leave Work At Work
Your work may be making it possible for you to afford the expenses at home, but it is not welcome inside the house. It needs to stay at your workplace where it belongs. This way, your attention won’t deviate from the project when you should be focusing on your loved ones.
Never Get Caught Without A Hobby
Hardworking folks experience burnout since all they do are work-related things. If you feel scared of hating your job someday, then you need to pick a hobby. Such activity can spice up your life and energize you to keep on working.
Looking for a work-life balance is healthy. You love your work, but you also need to feel alive. More importantly, you are a vital member of your family; if you never have time for them, your relationship may fall apart. I am sorry if you still have not found that perfect equilibrium, but things may change once you follow the tips above.
If you are going to ask me one characteristic I love most about my husband, without a blink of an eye, I would say it is his being calm. I admire his ability to manage his emotions even under pressure. This individuality of him allows him to be in control in any situation with a clear mind whether at work or home.
Whenever I am struggling with something, it is my husband who is always there to lift me up. He encourages me with his words and his actions. And through our years together, I have learned that from him, and so we have become each other’s inspiration and encourager. Let me share with you how he does it.
Almost every person who became successful in their chosen field had experienced failure at one point in their lives. Failure of various forms has provided them with valuable benefits that helped them develop a mindset that is fitting to a person who can be successful. It is a mindset that allowed them to keep on pushing forward to reach their goal despite the odds.
The teenage years are an exciting time for young people looking forward to having the career of their choice. Parents significantly influence their children on what path to choose. They can impact their kids both positively and negatively. But no matter how much guidance and support parents give their kids, often they end up running in a completely opposite direction.
After-school programs can increase your teenager’s long-term outlook on life and improve their potential to thrive as adults. But helping them find meaningful after-school programs can be challenging. — Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D.
Are there many things in your life that demand time and attention? Are you overwhelmed with all the tasks and obligations you need to complete for a given period? Do you want to accomplish more and become extra-productive in your daily activities? If you answered yes to all these questions, then it is about time for you to consider multitasking.
If there is one thing that you need to know right now is that your mind is so powerful. By just thinking about the things you want, you are already taking a big step in turning your dreams into reality. This is why it is necessary to practice how to make manifestations. The process includes narrowing down your thoughts and placing them into categories. Eliminate negative thoughts and start thinking of more positive ideas and things.
If you think about how people define themselves, it is often by the roles they hold—dad, sister, mother, daughter, brother, husband, and so on. Our lives are built on the relationships we create. — Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D.
When it comes to establishing your career, it is essential that you know what you are passionate about. Be sure to determine what makes you happy so that it will be easier on your part to live the kind of life you have been dreaming of. Never settle for anything less as it will only take the happiness away in your system. Sometimes, no matter how hard you make an effort to love your job, there are some instances wherein the people around you are giving you some reasons to be unhappy. Well, do not worry because you can always avoid these toxic people.