10 Ways to Balance Work and Family

10 Ways to Balance Work and Family. There are no "right" or "wrong" choices in balancing work, social life, and family. Your choices will change as your circumstances change. Some are parenting as a couple where one partner may stay home while the other goes to work. You may be a parent managing on your own (or sharing parenting with your ex). This can make your choices more limited, and you'll have less support in making those choices.

Trying to balance work and home life is even more difficult. Many feel overwhelmed with too many duties both at home and in the office. We must choose daily between career demands and family life, and many feel they are missing out on the connection of family life.

Studies have shown that when work is given priority over family, dysfunctional outcomes can occur within the family. Research also shows when people have stable and thriving families, they're much more creative, energetic, and dependable at work. Recent surveys reveal many parents are eager to make changes, so they can be more flexible, even if it affects their pay because they know that having time with their children is important.

Being a full-time, working mother can lead to feelings of guilt and stress because of divided attention between work and family. The key is to focus on a plan, get organized and find the right balance between profession and parenthood.

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