Today I'm linking up with Shay and Erica for Workin' It Wednesday: this time we're talking about Balancing work/home life. This topic is so hard, trying to balance work and home life. Obviously you're working to provide for your family, but you don't want to work too much, so that you miss out on the everyday life. So here are my three tips to balance those two things in your life:
| ONE |
I leave work at home. I know I have it easier than most, but when I leave work I don't think about it, I don't ponder what happened at work, what I should have done different, who I should have talked to, who I need to email, etc, you know the list could go on forever. My mentality is that work will still be there when I am come back. The work/emails/phone calls will still be there, no on is going to die. I don't work in an E.R. where it is actually life and death. So unless someone is going to die, it can wait till tomorrow.
| TWO |
Enjoy the family time, I try to not be on my phone when we're doing things with the kids. While it's nice to constantly post to FB, IG, Snapchat, etc, I want to see the things happen in real life and take pictures, but I do not have to post to social media in that moment. I can do that when the kids are in bed.
| THREE |
I take personal time off of work for the important things for the kids. I know not everyone can do this, but I will take days off of work or work half days so that I can go to all of the school functions for the kids. I know it's hard to do sometimes, but when and if I can I make an effort to do so. I know how much it meant to me as a kid to look up and see my mom or dad standing there in the audience.
| Bonus |
I do admit we other people help us out around the house, pool guy, gardener, someone cleaning. Our thought is, we don't have much time to spend after work and on the weekends, we don't want to spend it doing those things. Time with the kids is too precious. Plus knowing us, it would never get done. Keeping it real here.
That's how I balance my work and home life. What do you do to help balance it all?
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