10 ways to a balanced Family life

10 ways to a balanced Family life

  1. Accept your life stage

There will be times in your life when you have even less time than normal. For example, when you have very small children, have just started a business or are caring for an elderly relative. There may be very little that you can do to change your circumstances in times like these. But simply learning to accept where you are in life and knowing that this is a phase can help you to feel less stressed and to look forward to the future.

  1. Speak up

If you’re feeling stressed at work, talk to your manager about your workload. Sometimes it can help to review priorities together to help you schedule your work. Employers need to be aware of where pressures lie in order to address them.

  1. Look after yourself

Take proper breaks when you’re at work, regularly skipping lunch or not drinking enough water during the day will only make you feel worse. Exercise helps to reduce stress levels so join a gym or go for a long walk after work. Taking time out to have a long bath or watch a film can also help you relax and disconnect from work pressures.

  1. Switch off

Smart phones and tablets are great for staying in touch but they also mean we can be online 24/7 – even when we’re not at work. Try to set a deadline each day to switch off your work phone and stop checking emails. When you’re on holidays try to avoid taking work calls or picking up emails. Before you go on leave, make time with your manager or line reports to plan cover for work while you’re away. If there’s something really urgent you need to deal with, try to agree a short window of time when you can respond and stick to that.

  1. Expand your timetable

If it’s simply not possible to fit everything into one week, consider expanding your timetable. Rather than stressing and ultimately failing to manage that meal with your partner or a meet up with friends, consider scheduling on a fortnightly or even monthly basis. It may not be ideal, but it may be more realistic and less likely to fail.

  1. Get help

If you’re going through a particularly demanding time in your life, get as much help as you can. There are a host of technological miracles from online shopping to the dishwasher. Ask a friend to help with errands or ask a sibling or grandparent to babysit. You’d do the same for them if the situation was reversed.

  1. Don’t be a perfectionist

Remember that when you’re very busy it’s better to let your standards slip than your relationships. Any meal tastes better when it’s eaten together and you can’t see the clutter by candlelight.

  1. Schedule time together

Lots of people feel it’s far too formal to schedule time together as a couple or as a family. But sometimes setting aside regular time to see each other is the only way to make it happen. Agree a regular date night when you have a meal together or go to the cinema, knowing that you have to be somewhere by a certain time also helps you leave work on time. Similarly, planning to meet friends after work helps you stay in touch and a good chat can help you de-stress if you’ve had a tough day.

  1. Think quality, not quantity

If you only have a short period of time to play with, then make every second count. Book times when you can talk as well as times when you can crash out together on the sofa and watch a film. And remember that nowadays it can be easy to keep in touch during the day. Get into the habit of exchanging texts, making a phone call, or meeting for lunch if you work near each other. Do whatever you can to keep in touch.

  1. Consider your priorities

If you’ve tried everything above and you still don’t feel you have enough time as a couple, then you may have to have a long hard look at your priorities

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What do you do that helps achieve the results the organization is looking for? Look around at others in your company with the same position or responsibilities.

How do you work differently? How do you deliver results?

You cannot position yourself or promote yourself effectively until you understand your value.

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What Value Do You Bring To Your Clients, Your Company, Your Community, Your Friends? Understanding your value is very important for moving your career forward.
Many of us associate our value with our jobs. You are so much more than your job! Your value is based on how you deliver the work, not the work itself.
Give some thought to what you do and how your work contributes to the organization.
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Ask yourself these questions:

Do I understand the way decisions are made?

How strong are my relationships with key decision-makers and influencers?

How influential am I?

Who do I know and who do I need to know?

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Accept the importance of understanding the workplace politics. You may want to avoid the politics but you must be savvy enough so that you understand how decisions are made and who makes them.
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You need a plan to keep you on track, motivated, and moving forward. Taking control of your own career and making it happen begins with a plan!

Put your plan in place, stay focused, and make your decisions based on your goals

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Identify your goal.

What do you need to do to reach that goal?

What skills do you need to develop?

What experience would be helpful?

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Yogi Berra said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up somewhere else.” No matter where you are in your career, it’s important to keep in mind where you want to go and what you need to do to get there.

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Get out of your office! Be social schedule at least one lunch or coffee per week with a colleague to start. If you don’t put it on your calendar, chances are it won’t happen.

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