If you want to balance work and home you have to avoid excess. You have to pay attention at work. You have to pay attention at home. But in order to be happy, you have to find a way to balance them both.
It is fantastic to balance obligations at home and work by avoiding concentrating on either areato excess. Excess is commonly defined as an amount that is more than necessary, permitted, or desirable. It is not ideal to live in excess. Honoring our obligations to home and to work is a balancing act.
When I think of it I always think of a seesaw. The things I need to do for home are on one side and the things I need to do for work are on the other. The reality is that many women work at home and outside the home. increasingly women are working for others, but working from home. In either case, it is hard to find the time to manage to get both done and lead a balanced life.
I am a woman who works at home. I know it is very easy to slip into working during all my waking hours. I like to work and enjoy the mental challenges of the work I do. At the same time, I have a wonderful husband and four terrific children, all of whom want my time and attention. This means that in order to keep my family happy and in order to continue getting paychecks, I must find a way to balance it all.
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In order to make it all work my favorite organizational and behavioral tool has become my calendar. I have scheduled my personal and professional obligations on a calendar. I am able to access it via my computer, the internet, my telephone, and my tablet.
There are a few balls I am keeping in the air. For this reason, I schedule everything according to how it fits into my schedule. I schedule everything from laundry, to school work, to time on social media. I have created a separate calendar for each area of life. I have color-coded each calendar. This means when I look at my calendar I immediately see not only everything that is due, but in which area of life things are due.
By scheduling my life and adhering to the schedule, I am less likely to work in one area in excess. I use an electronic calendar. I like it because it syncs easily with all my electronic products with ease. I use PCs and Android technology and am very happy with all the options and flexibility available to me.
You should keep in mind that there are many calendar products that work in a similar manner. Find one that works for you in your life. I am not advocating a particular product. I am suggesting that you start living according to a calendar. Live in balance instead of excessive attention in one area at the expense of another area.
It really is fantastic to balance obligations at home and at work. So, the question for you on this fantastic day is what is your trick for balancing obligations at home and at work?