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4 Tips to Balance Family & Work Life

4 Tips to Balance Family & Work Life

The fast pace of living makes achieving the ideal private and professional balance increasingly difficult.

From addressing your career demands to those of family and personal relationships, many feel the pressure and suffer from severe stress, risk of burnout and a generally unhealthy lifestyle.

We provide the best 4 tips to balance family and work life.

Managing Your Work-Life balance

Whether you are starting a new business, working towards a professional promotion or important career move, managing your personal and your professional life is difficult. Most people sacrifice family relationships spending long hours at their place of employment or overextending themselves to get the job done.

Unfortunately, this not only impacts your general well-being but also your ability to connect with your loved ones or find pleasure in the smaller gifts that life can present. Many children grow up resentful towards their parents because emotionally and physically they are absent.

For parents, pushing to dedicate their time towards work, it may be for the future of their children. Fortunately, there are ways of finding the balance you need to prove successful professionally without sacrificing time with your family and taking care of yourself.

1.     Find Quiet Time After Work

While the stress of a long day at work can prove taxing on your peace and relaxation, before entering your front door, take a deep breath and consider 10 minutes you can take out to regain your composure.

In a busy household, your children and family may be excited to see you and have much to talk about. The rush of excitement and noise could prove overwhelming causing many to lash out or shut down.

Children are also sensitive to parents who enter the home in a foul mood. To avoid additional stress, explain to the ones you love you will be taking a few minutes to relax, after which you can listen to their stories. Whether a shower or bubble bath, steal a few moments to clear your mind and help you connect with your family.

2.     Create Special Family Time

Whether once or twice per week, get creative with your kids and plan a special event you perform as a family.

This may include pizza making, gardening, painting or watching a movie together. Dedicate time out to partake in activities shared with your loved ones.

3.     Have Dinner Together

Make a point of connecting with your loved ones after a long day at work by sharing dinner. If it is late and your children have already eaten, you should all sit together and share as a family with something light such as a glass of milk.

Creating these activities allows young ones to feel secure and maintains lasting relationships.

4.     Managing Your Workload

Do not be afraid to ask for help. If you have been giving your all to a project or spending late nights at work, and feeling burdened, it is time to request assistance where it is possible.

Managing your time and your workload allows you to reduce your stress, relax and be fully present for your family.

We hope these 4 tips help!

Strength Within A Community

Strength Within A Community

When you look at your lifestyle, what are your biggest limiting factors? What holds you back? What makes you feel self conscious, and what would you say that you are not good enough at?

You can frame yourself any way you like but it is inevitably influenced by the people you integrate into your lifestyle. Key word, integrate, you control the people variable. You are able to manipulate your future success by placing successful people, or the people who consistently succeed within your midst. You can actually change your attitude to becoming more progress-oriented and motivated simply based on who surrounds you. People power.

When Do You Feel Self Conscious?

Maybe it’s that feeling you get when you go somewhere for the first time. Think about who is present with you, and who you are looking to for support. This is something that is not to be overlooked when creating your best life, and trying out a gym for the first time.

You will inevitably be in positions throughout your life where you try something new. You want to be in a community where your self conscious feelings are put at bay and where you are able to be yourself. When someone goes through a series of learning curves, trial and error, and tough lessons, it is those people that have a sense of learned compassion because they know what it’s like to be new, to be uncomfortable, to fail, and to be wrong. You need to learn to get comfortable with being uncomfortable and it’s easier to do when you have the right kind of support. It’s okay to look silly, it’s okay to not know how to do everything, to be new, or to not be the best.

Remove The Toxicity

Have you ever heard people talking about how they needed to remove toxicity from their life? This doesn’t just pertain to social media posts and people you follow.

Mental health is the foundation to which our actions in life are built on. If your mental health is unstable, your actions are inconsistent. You want to be in a community that thrives off of you seeing personal success, and not a community in which your success is compared to the success of others.

When you are passionate about something, are you being supported towards your goals within that passion or are you being mocked for the passion you chose? If it is important to you, you will need to find people who share the same passion as you in order to move forward. No matter how strong you are, you do not need to set yourself up with a barricade of opposing values. An individual focused on nutrition will not become more nutritious if they spend all their spare time around someone does not have nutrition as top of mind in their wellness goals. Same goes for implementing training into your routine. Those who are consistent, make commitments, and those who do not make those commitments are not consistent. Your people need to be just as committed as you are.

Find Your People

So at the end of the day, the takeaway from all of this is that you need to find a community that is strengthened by the wins of each of its members. You need to be in a place where when one person succeeds, everyone feels good. You want to find people who have learned the tough lessons, who know what it feels like to fail or to feel uncomfortable. Your best interests need to be in alignment with the best interests of others in the community. So if your best interests are living a nutritionally balanced and active lifestyle, then your community has to have that as one of its pillars. If you can check all these boxes, your goals will be attainable, your success will be sustainable, and you are going to be celebrating your wins with people who make winning feel great. Find your people and conquer your plans in life.

Chris Liddle