Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Work - Life Balance : Open Talk

When we are in trouble we blindly go to our friends to find a solution. Most of the time we accept their advice happily or it is just the friends who will convince us to accept it - no one else might be able to do it. There were a zillion times I would have thought about discussing some thing here, especially whenever I am confused, not certain about a decision and about a lot more things we feel like sharing with our friends. Having so many like minded people here, I convinced myself to do this post today. I am bringing up a topic for discussion and I will be super happy to hear your views on the same.   

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I adore people who multi-task and worship people who balance things well as I am still learning it all. 

Having a little one at home has a lot of responsibility behind and even if she is bored for a minute then I hold the responsibility to feed something for her physical or mental development. It all goes on her demand and mood - she wants me to read a book for her when I try to make her color and when I am free to play around with her she gets cranky ! So it is all unpredictable and some times it happens with other family members too. They expect something and we end up doing something else !!

Tackling all this along with other work at home and when I fail to maintain a standard here in this space or if I am MIA, I feel so guilty. 

A couple of my friends say I multi task as a home maker, as a mom and a blogger too but I adore people who do all this and still say they are bored ! If you are one among them then I'll be super glad to hear how you plan things around you. Even if not, you might have found a way to balance your work and family and I think the balance is very essential for a women who is the backbone of her family.  

So today's topic is how do you balance your work and family? Share tips and tricks :) The discussion is open to all and not necessary that you should have a kid ;)


♥ Aarthi ♥


10 comments:

  1. These days I have been having similar thoughts. I will soon have a second kid and my limited free time will be gone. It will be very difficult for me to work, but I also need my own space to feel independent. I hope we all find some way to combine everything.

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    1. True Demi, I don't even think about another kid as I am quite scared that I would totally forget about myself !

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  2. hi Aarthi.My strong belief is that all women especially Indian women are built up with responsibility and have infinite love towards their family.I also have a 1 year old kid,though I have helping hands from my lovable mom-in-law ,my presence is demanded by my lil daughter also I am a research student.Among these hectic schedule I find myself a little quality time for makeup,reading,cooking.
    Whenever I feel like tensed or confused or bored or have incmomplete task,I just remember my teacher's words "Allocate atleast ten minutes for each and every work in a day,by the end of ten minutes u will get involved in that work and will finish it completely".This makes u to prevent the accumulated tasks by the end of the week.I still follow this advice.
    Thank you for this question that made me to question myself that am I satisfying my family?

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    1. Lovely advice by your teacher Lakshmi :) Thanks a lot for sharing it here. Hope I can follow that too :)

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  3. Good topic Aarthi.

    I know what you mean regarding the little one not wanting the same thing as you. Until 3 months back I was still on maternity leave and was looking after my 8 month old on my own with no support from family due to us living in London and at the same time doing the house work too. It was very very difficult and at some point I had almost stopped taking care of myself. My husband noticed this and immediately sent me back to India to get pampered for about 2 months :)

    For me family support is a must, which I get a lot from my parents and in-laws, where would we be without family! Delegate some of your responsibilities to grandparents. They are more than happy to help with our children.

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    1. True but my mom is still working and my mil lives in a different place :( Not just about the kid but I am talking about everything else as well. I really can't delegate this to anyone permanently. I might find a temp solution though ! So I thought it is better I learn how to tackle it myself.

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    2. hmm ya Aarthi, this is definitely not something we can delegate permanently... I am just saying we need to learn to take things easily to an extent rather than trying to perfect everything in life... If we are too busy with the baby then instead of trying to fit in cooking, have a meal outside... I have learnt that not worrying too much about cleaning and cooking reduces a lot of stress in my life :P But I am a cleanliness freak too! Vicious circle!

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    3. Well said Supria.. Might be I have to let few things go and not try to be perfect always !

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  4. Aarthi what I have learnt in my life is to be organised, the more organised u r the more efficient and happy u r. I always try to priortize things and then its not a big deal. I read it somewhere HAPPY MOTHERS ARE THE BEST MOTHERS I always try to takeout time for myself, and do things that makes me happy. And that is my suggestion to every mother because ur kids are reflection of u...mothers always try to be all rounder but v r also human beings. U are perfect mother if u love ur child its not always like this that u have to be all rounder. Thats my opinion.

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    1. Great Rachna, You have put it straight and clear ! I am sure you would be a great happy mother :)

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