Throughout history, women have been regarded as multi-taskers and having the ability to handle many things at once. While this may be true, many women in today’s society are having trouble balancing their many titles at once. These titles are employee, mother, and wife. It has become an extremely difficult task to find time to manage all of these roles because life and work has become so demanding. Many women find that the art of balancing all of these things at once has become something of a juggling performance. There are things that women can do to help master all of these roles and this article is geared towards just that, mastering the art of juggling their time between their work, their children, and their home.
To master this concept, women should first take a close look at what is most important in life. You should take a few moments to reflect on the direction your life is taking, this means take a look at all aspects. Include every aspect of your job, your home life, and the time your children need out of your day. Mentally outline which aspects are most important to you, by doing so you will be better prepared to take the next steps.
When you are looking at your job, you should consider many things. Do you have the ability to work at home? In other words, do you have a position that could easily be done within your home? If so this may be an excellent option for you, consider this aspect and talk with your boss about it. This would allow you to spend more time with your children, your partner, and within your home, not to mention saving you money on gas and childcare. Another option may be to cut back the number of hours you work, this could cause some financial worries, however if you carefully plan your budget you may find that you would be able to cut back on some expenses and easily manage fewer hours.
One very important thing, make sure you do not think you have to do it all. Many women feel that the burden is on them to have to take care of everything. Include the other parent and do not be afraid to share some of the tasks. This will result in a number of things, first it would lead to less stress on both parents and it could lead to a much better relationship for the entire family because of the reduce stress. This leads to making time for everyone; some of the tasks you undertake can be easily combined. This will lead to time saving efforts and the chance to bond with your family. Cook meals together, if the kids are too young at least have them in the same room. Make time for a walk each evening this will add a bonding experience as well as exercise for everyone.
Mastering the every day role of mother, wife, and professional can seem like a difficult task, but if you think about it all of these roles are extremely rewarding and if carefully thought out and planned can lead to a very enjoyable lifestyle.