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#Goals – Work-Life Balance – You Can Do It!

 

Accept that sometimes you will mess up

No matter how good you are at work and life balancing acts, every so often you will mess things up. There will come a time when you schedule a crucial business meeting for the same morning as your daughter’s choir solo. There will be times you sign your children up for basketball the same time as your husband’s annual work dinner. When these things happen, you will have to make the best decision you can under the circumstances and then keep moving forward. Do not be too hard on yourself. Do not beat yourself up. Acknowledge that you messed up and then keep moving forward.

If achieving work and life balance is one of your goals, be encouraged and know that you can do it. Create a plan and then work towards making that plan a reality. So, the question for you this fantastic day is what is your best tip for balancing work and home?

If you would like to read more articles about work-life balance, check out the following:

It is fantastic to run a business where the employees have learned to properly balance work and home. At least once per year this is a big uproar when one “expert” or another writes a big article on how modern women are struggling to “have it all.” Typically the articles have a lot of moaning and complaining about the need for balance and how impossible it is to balance one’s work life and home life, how impossible it is to have it all. Smart entrepreneurs and supervisors know that employees are better workers when they are not overwhelmed by their responsibilities at work and at home. Click here to read more.

As a work at home mother, I am uniquely aware of the struggle involved in trying to balance work and home. We must work in order to earn a living and at the same time, we must spend time with our families, because that is where our hearts lie. That is the reason for this series, to show that we can balance work and home and emerge happily on the other side. In order to do that, we must use careful planning strategies. Thus – the plan fail dichotomy. Click here to read more.

 

 

 

Balance – If You Can Do It, Share Your Secret

Learn the secret of how to successfully balance work and home and share it with others

Modern women do a lot! It doesn’t matter if you are a stay at home mom, a work at home mom, or a working outside the house mom, there are a lot of balls in the air. Most women are trying to balance all the balls while skating up hill in roller skates. However, there are some women, a precious few women, who are able to do the balancing act with style, grace and calm. These special women, these heroines have a few secrets that can help all women balance home, work and life. Click here to read more.

Work Life Balance – Get Over The Frustration

It is fantastic to finally realize that there is no magic secret to the work-life balance puzzle and that is okay.
Whenever you gather a group of women together, the conversation inevitably turns to how hard it is to balance the duties at home and work. There is always a conversation about how to balance work, family and still squeeze in some personal time. Inevitably someone leaves the conversation upset because she feels like a failure because she can’t make it all work.Today I am advocating for a different way of looking at it. Get over the frustration, kick it out the door and say, forget it all and accept and embrace your life, whatever it is and keep moving. This is a great situation to use the seven stages of grief to handle. Click here to read more.

Want Better Balance – Enjoy the Good Moments

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? Click here to read more.

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  • I work from home and it can be very hard finding the balance between work and life. The biggest thing that helps me is keeping my work area separate from my living space. It makes it easier to disconnect.

  • I have to schedule time in my calendar for some "me" time...or else it just won't happen. Thank you for the reminder!

  • Juggling all of my responsibilities is hard. Balance is definitely something you need to achieve.

  • Setting goals and work for it is really important. I am working at home but this is really a great post.

  • Finding that balance is so hard. I am a homeschool mom and my schedule changes so much it is hard to find a good balance. About the time I think I get it figured out someone plans a great educational field trip we do not want to miss so I am left juggling things around. It at least keeps me on my toes!

  • I have to schedule in my downtime or else I won't allow myself to have it. I'm bad that way.

  • Setting goals is a way for me to prioritize my time.

  • I love my calendar. It really keeps me organized. It's tough being a stay at home working mom, but I some how manage it all. :)

  • I was actually just discussing with my husband about work-life balance. Sometimes it's hard to juggle all at the same time but we realized that if we stick together and constantly support each other, then we could do it. Nice to see that others feel the same way when it comes to handling workload and home maintenance.

    Lisa Favre
    http://marblecrumbs.com

  • Working from home is proving to be more of a challenge for me than anything. When the kiddos are napping or at school its' super easy and I get everything done but any other time, its a challenge for me..... so i have been taking more days off!

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