Want Better Balance – Enjoy the Good Moments

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It may not be possible to divide your time evenly between home and work but you can balance better if you learn to enjoy the good moments. So often when we are at work we feel guilty because we are not at home. Then, when we are at home or we take time away from work for family, we feel guilty for taking time off from work. What if instead, we enjoyed work when we are at work and enjoy home when we are at home?

Go to Work and Enjoy It, Let the Guilt Go

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If you are a woman who works outside the home, guilt is often a constant companion. When you are at work you think about the things you need to do at home, the family events you are missing and if your family would be better off with you at home full-time. For some, the guilt is a constant nagging presence that never seems to go away. For others, the guilt is only noticeable when going to work means that a child’s school play is missed or dinner is served without mom being at the table. No matter which type of guilt you feel, let it go.

When you are at work, you will experience good things. There will be projects that are pulled off successfully. There will be raises, promotions and celebrations at work. Those are good things. Those are things you will want to celebrate and enjoy. Do it and don’t feel bad about it. Go to work, enjoy it and just let the guilt go.

Balance Work & Home When You Know Your Happy Place

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Over the course of the past five years, I have not had a single day without a discussion about balancing obligations at home and work. No matter who I talk to, the subject comes up in conversation. My friends want to find a way to have successful businesses or thriving careers and at the same time have happy, well-adjusted home lives. There are many different ways to find a way to balance it all, to keep all the balls flying through the air without crashing down. One way is to know what your happy place is at work and at home.

 

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Work has to be done. It doesn’t matter if you are a stay at home mom of six or a Fortune 500 CEO, the old saying is true – a man works from sun to sun, but a woman’s work is never done. If you are a person who works from your home, there are three things to keep in mind if you want to win at the work home balancing act. These three things are:

Women’s History Month – Nikki Giovanni – I’m Not Lonely

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Throughout the month of March each year, people all over the United States celebrate Women’s History Month. At Janeane’s World, we are joining that celebration by sharing inspirational words from women throughout history. Today we are sharing the Nikki Giovanni poem “I’m Not Lonely.”

Here is my interpretation of the poem. After you watch it, create one of your own and share it with me at janeanedavis@janeanesworld.com .