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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?

 

Go to Work and Enjoy It, Let the Guilt Go

 

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.

 

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  • I enjoy being at home more. Took a while to get used to it after enjoying working so much of my life.

  • 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!

  • 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.

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

    • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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'.

  • 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

    • 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.

  • I work full time.. There are moments when I feel guilty but for the most part, I think it is good for all of us. Love the let the guilt go!

    • Yes, let the guilt go and when it comes back, show it to the door.

  • It's so true, it's so important to let go of that guilt. I've finally come to accept it and we're all so much happier for it.

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

      • 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.

  • 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.

    • 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.

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