Are you struggling to balance between family life and work?
You long to get the best of both worlds, don’t you?
But, often you fail to do so.
Most modern couples find it tough to give their best to their work and married life.
You are either a workaholic who has no time for your family.
Or, you are too concentrated on your family that your performance in your workplace is feeble and listless.
Never be a workaholic.
You can never strike a right balance between family life and work.
What happens when you are a workaholic?
- You spend extra hours in your office.
- You bring your official work home.
- You never spend quality time with your family.
- Your married life is boring and dull as your spouse is very unhappy at your over preoccupation with your work.
- You are stressed and tensed as you have to keep on giving your best to your work.
- You are burnt out and do not have the energy to interact with your family.
- You are resentful that your family does not understand your work related tension.
What happens you are too concentrated on your family?
- You become a non-performer in your workplace.
- You are never in the good books of the management.
- You have a persistent backlog of work.
- You are never a success in your job.
What is the remedy for this stalemate?
Balance between family life and work.
When you know the trick of balancing between work and family life, you can enjoy success in your work and also enjoy excellent compatibility with your spouse.
But do not think you can achieve this perfect balance without your hard work. It cannot be had just like that. It needs tremendous input from you.
Are you eager to know the effective ways to balance between family life and work?
1. Leave work tension at your office doorstep
Are you a person who brings work related stress and tension home?
You are overwrought in your workplace as you have to make all sort of adjustment with your colleagues. You are always answerable to your high officials. Many a time your management targets its anger at you.
You control your anger in your workplace, but it boils inside you waiting to burst out any moment. You long to be home, not to be with your family, but to let off some steam.
You are glum faced when at home. Your family is terrified to interact with you as they can sense that you are in a boiling stage. The day ends for you in gloomy silence. You are not happy. Your family is not happy.
Remember that your work ends in your work place. Shrug off your professional worries and complaints in the doorstep of your office.
Be ready to take the role of a husband\wife.
Spend fun moments with your family.
Watch TV with them.
Eat dinner with them.
Play with your children.
Laugh with your spouse.
Your work related stress takes a retreat.
2. Do not bring your official work home
With the advent of computer and laptops, work can be handled at home. But this concept has made family life sparse and scanty.
Both go for work.
When you return home you sit before the computer\laptop to continue your work.
Your children spend their time in video games\ mobile phones.
There is no interaction between you and your family.
Can see how there is no balance between family life and work when you convert your home into an office?
Occasional work at home is quiet understandable, but persistent intrusion of work into your family life should be avoided.
3. Never have a backlog of work
When at work never waste your time doing your personal work.
Don’t check your mobile for messages a great time-stealer.
Never take long recess.
Do your work at a steady pace.
Never leave a backlog of your work – a great stress instigator.
Your time in your job should be dedicated to your work.
Your time at home should be reserved for your family.
4. Spend quality time with your family
You are away for hours from home.
So, whenever you are at home spend fun moments with your family.
Ask your children about their day in school \college.
Help your spouse with the household chores.
Be humorous so that your family enjoys the time you spend with them.
5. Your weekends are family time
Don’t spend your week ends catching up with your sleep and your pending household work.
These are all routine and mundane work which does not excite you.
In fact it eats up your week-end.
Plan your week-end with your family and spend rollicking time with them.
Children adore when they are taken to theme parks\cinema\recreation spots.
Eating out can also make relaxing difference for you.
‘We are so used to multi tasking; we are so addicted to over achieving that we forget that real happiness lies in simple things that take place in the present.’ – Sumesh Nair.
Have you seen a scale?
The needle is in the center only when the balance on both sides are equal.
Lack of success in work makes you struggle to maintain a good standard of living. And lack of quality time with your family destroys your relationship. So, concentrate equally on your family life and work to make the balance even.