In my opinion, the best time to read is all day every day and twice on Sunday. In 2012 the Pew Institute participated in a study to determine how many books the average American reads in a year. E-readers read approximately 24 books per year and traditional book readers read approximately 15 books per year. In a good year I read about 50 books per year. In a great year I read 75 books per year. All that reading takes time. If you are a working mom like me, with a husband, 4 kids, a dog and a cat, life is busy. It is sometimes hard to find time to read. It reminds me of the expression – “get it in where you can fit in.”
There are thousands of different reasons why a person should read. Some of them include:
* advance on work
* keep up with current events
* to spend quality time with children
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.
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: