Although employment is an accepted social standard, your work should not limit your hobbies. Simply stated, you won’t be happy with your life if you detest what you do. It doesn’t have to be fun every part of your work, but it should be interesting enough that you hate to rise from bed in the morning.
Monahan advised that you choose a career so enthusiastic that you would do so freely if the chance arose. “It’s bad if your work drains you to the point that you find it impossible to do things that you enjoy outside the workplace,” said Monahan. “You should consider taking a break if you work in a potentially hazardous setting or for a toxic person or in a job you detest. If this is the case, it is time to look for new jobs.”
Make a list and prioritize your tasks.
It is difficult to be everything for everyone when there are so many demands on our time. You may juggle a lot of duties and objectives in your life at the same time. All you want is to work hard at your career, have a healthy marriage, and be a hands-on parent. You may wish to continue your education, stay with your home, give your community back, enjoy a healthy lifestyle or invest in early retirement.
In addition, you may deal with problems affecting your family as a whole, such as caring for elderly parents or coping with a family disorder. All these activities take a considerable amount of time and energy and frequently overlap. Considering that there are only 24 hours in a day, you may need to consider your beliefs and priorities accordingly. It is feasible to set aside time every night to play with your kids and work those extra hours to pay for a larger house if “being an active parent” is your goal.
Make a timetable and carry out all your tasks.
The workweek is for the majority of us the busiest time of the week. By preparing for Monday’s arrival, you may reduce next week’s stress. The refrigerator should include a family calendar. Consider your Sunday week’s schedule and prepare how you cope with the circumstances. Whenever possible, prepare meals over the weekend and store them in the fridge or freezer for rapid heating on a busy weekend.
You may seek the assistance of your older children and take part in this activity if you want. Before you buy food, get your cookbooks out and list the meals from your recipes for the following week. Make a shopping list based on your food list items. Choosing what to cook for supper after a hard working day is usually the stressful part of the evening, not the preparation. Cooking meals in advance before you go home for lunch, may save you time when you prepare supper later in the day.
Boundaries of family-work separation should be established
This decision requires deciding which behaviours are acceptable and which are not acceptable. Defining boundaries differentiates between defending your career against family disruption and protecting your family against work responsibilities. With well-defined limits, it is much simpler to recognize when one area of your life does not best serve your behaviour.
You and your family may need to lay down a rule that for example nobody is permitted to use a mobile phone at the dinner table. You may also avoid business calls around dinner, which are good for your older children. You may also opt not to check your email on vacation.
Despite its difficulty, it may be essential to make your family feel important and create a clear distinction between work and home.