Parents often find it difficult to balance family life with their work, especially working moms. However, there is no formula that can help you attain a balanced life, there are small compromises that you would have to make every now and then and it all depends on your personal decision of how you wish to balance your career and personal life.
However, making use of some strategies that you would have learned during work will surely help you in managing both the fronts like planning, patience, communications, setting goals and the like.
Tips that can help you in getting a balance in your career and family life:
1. The first thing that you should do is to set a goal at both the professional and personal front. You know your caliber well and the amount of load and pressure you can take. So, set things for everyday. Set a reminder the previous night of the things that you have to do from morning until evening, and also do not forget to take out some time for yourself. You can take the help of your spouse and his support is the best that can encourage you to meet your goals.
2. At work, get help from colleagues and bosses. Make them understand your problem and also make them realize that you are really efficient and can handle everything. Once you get the support of your co-workers at the workplace things can become easy for you. You should stop being the perfectionist and start making small compromises at each step so that you can deal with all the situations justly. Make your own standards and live by them and not according to anyone else.
3. Organise your things and set priorities. Making a list of things to do according to your priorities and then start with completing the tasks one by one. It is important that you become a smart worker rather than a hard worker. If certain things do not work out in the way that you have wanted them to then do not blame yourself. You are a human being and there are things that can go wrong. So, be flexible and keep some back up for work that is not completed.
4. Take out some quality time for your family and organise fun activities so that even you can relax with your spouse and children. When you are with your family, be with them and give them all the attention rather than being divided in your mind. You should involve everyone in the family and also involve yourself. Apart from spending time with your loved ones also take out some special time for yourself maybe an hour or so for your relaxation and rejuvenation. This will help you de-stress and calm yourself and prepare for another long day.
5. Guilt is the biggest waste of energy, so never blame yourself or feel guilty that you are unable to do justice with your relationships. Always look for better solutions to come out of a problem rather than sitting and cribbing over it.
6. Create a harmony in your life and enjoy it. Thinking too much makes life complicated, hence it is important that you keep your worries out of your mind and take pleasure in whatever you do.