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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.


42 thoughts on “Want Better Balance – Enjoy the Good Moments”
  1. I enjoy being at home more. Took a while to get used to it after enjoying working so much of my life.

  2. I truly agree with this post. I remember when I was working I always felt guilty that I was leaving my kids and I should be at home taking care of them. I’ve finally learned to let it go and just enjoy life. Great post!

  3. I love this advice. Up until a few months ago I just had no schedule and wound up having to miss out of family things because I didn’t balance.

  4. When you find that extra two hours, please let me know how to get them. I could be amazing if I got an additional two hours.

  5. I need better balance too. Honestly if I had 2 extra hours in the day I woudl be set! lol

  6. Sometimes I think that I will find balance when my son is a little older. Once he is in school full time, our routines would definitely change.

  7. This is great advice. I think it’s so important to live in the moment and not have regrets about the past or ‘what could have been’.

  8. My husband always says that “happy wife, happy life”. Thanks to him I’ve been able to let go of the guilt. Its so important to let go of the guilt.

  9. Wow, another reason for us to get those eight hours each night. That is a great one – if you get enough sleep, you will be in position to enjoy the good things in life.

  10. Yes, when you get rid of the guilt you can be so much happier. You know the saying, “happy wife, happy life.”

  11. Yes. When you work at hoem it is easy to get carried away with work and family and never take care of yourself because you flow from task to task so seamlessly.

  12. Yes! I agree with you. I work at home and that desk and pile of work seems to follow me no matter where I go in the house.

  13. It is natural and human for hte guilt to come up. When it does, kick it to the curb and keep going.

  14. Yes, guilt feels awful. It is much better for you to enjoy your children adn how they are growing, learning and becoming who they will be.

  15. Yes, no matter what type of work you do, let the guilt go and instead, take time to enjoy life at work and home no matter where they may be.

  16. Yes!!!! I am glad you have your dream job and you are less likely to fire yourself. I am also glad you liked the quote.

  17. It is hard to find a balance and to feel good about the plaes we are in our lives.Perhaps it is all easier when we like the work we do and have good families at home.

  18. Yes, it is especially hard when your childrne talk about all the other mothers that came to the event. But, you still need to let the guilt go.

  19. Yes, let it go. The guilt is doing you no good and keeping you away from the happiness you deserve! Let it go.

  20. It is probably hard for your husband also because society is so hard on men who sya at home and care for children.

  21. Yes, it is one of those situations where you an never win no matter which path you take. You must choose to accept your plce and appreciate it.

  22. Good post. I would also add that what has helped me was to get a good night sleep (and this is from an insomniac). When the good moments therefore inevitably arise, you are in a good position to enjoy them.

    Thanks for the reminder

  23. I work from home and have done so for years. I have to remind myself to take breaks and care for me. Thx for the reminder. Happy weekend.

  24. I work from home and it is much more difficult to try to separate work and kids when they are home. I had an easier time when I could go to work and leave my work there when I left!

  25. I’ve always been a working mom and I still am. Guilt comes up every now and then but it’s really unproductive. Thanks for the article!

  26. Guilt doesn’t really serve any purpose. Whether you decide to work in an office or work from home, you definitely need to let it go!

  27. I love the quote. For years I felt guilty being away from home while working when my family was young. Now I have a part time job that I call my Dream Job! I work for ME!

  28. I’m one to always focus on the positive so I agree that there is no time for guilt. Spend that energy doing good instead.

  29. I’ve never felt guilty going to do. I did however felt guilty doing something I hated everyday . I agree with what you are saying about creating a balance

  30. I definitely had times when I felt guilty when I worked outside the home, especially if I had to miss something important at school.

  31. I work from home, but I still have some guilt! Am I spending too much time on the computer and not enough with my family? Am I not bringing in enough money? IT’s so stressful, I need to learn to let the guilt go.

  32. I work outside the home, but have two special needs kids I want to stay home but I have the better job with benefits so its better for my husband to stay home. Its hard

  33. I’m working from home but don’t make a lot , so my guilt sometimes is due to not bringing a steady paycheck. This is a good reminder though.

  34. I started working from home to be with my kids. I can honestly say that I have no guilt over it whatsoever!

  35. I spent most of my life working. Now I’m home with the youngest and that’s where I find my guilt because he’s in school. It’s hard to find work that pays well close to where we now live (rural Michigan) and people are always asking me (or in the case of my husband requesting firmly) when I am going to get a job.I feel guilty right now NOT working. It’s a catch-22 thing, isn’t it?

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