How To Keep Up With Your Responsibilities to Work and Loved Ones
By Stepy Kamei
Women have known for some time now that balancing work and family obligations is not an easy thing to do. Still, it's increasingly becoming more and more of a necessity. More women are choosing to raise families while continuing to work full time. It's encouraging to know that so many people are on board with this lifestyle choice, yet it can't be denied that it can be difficult to pull off. Learning how to bring these two important aspects of your life into alignment means you're also going to need to figure out how to take care of yourself first and foremost. After all, it's difficult to work on professional and personal goals if you aren't keeping your own self happy and healthy.
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Have a Positive Attitude
The stress and anxiety which comes with this modern lifestyle can make it easy to fall into negative mindsets. All kinds of damaging thoughts and doubts can rush into the mind, such as "What if I can't do it?" and "No one else seems to be struggling with this the way I am." It's OK to accept that there will be challenging times, especially when you know you have the ability to work through them. Start your morning off with positive affirmations. Even something as simple as "I can do this" can go a long way in setting you up for a succesful rest of the day. You can also try writing a gratitude journal in which you write down three things you're grateful for every day.
Reach Out for Help When Needed
We all want to come across as being in control and on top of our lives - but the reality is that we all need help from time to time. If you have a partner helping you raise your children, talk with them about dividing up chores and tasks in a manner in which you both think is fair. Alternatively, you can also consider asking close family members or friends for help watching the kids if you need to put in a few more hours at work, or helping you out with getting groceries if you can't seem to find the time. You may be surprised at how generous -- and non-judgemental -- people can be once you ask for help.
Avoid Technology Overload
In the rush of getting tasks accomplished, you may be forgetting to slow down and actually enjoy your life. Texts and video chats are all well and good, but spending an evening watching a movie with loved ones can be a good bonding experience. However, nothing can replace actual face time in front of another person. Try to eat dinner together multiple nights a week so you can all catch up.