The Art Of Balancing Act

The Art of Balancing Act - Woman balancing and walking on a string

Image Courtesy: We all are faced with challenges and choices. Most often a woman has to make a choice between work and family, career and marriage. Well, one does not need to be sacrificed for the other. Both are equally important and contribute in totality to a woman’s life. They can very well coexist with a little smart planning and doing what we call is the balancing act. Here are a few tips that can be followed to master the balancing act.   Accept the change: Most women try to continue the lifestyle they had before marriage, after marriage too. Though this is not an unusual expectation to have, it is an unusual experience for sure. Changes will come. Priorities will change and things may not seem as before. But that’s what it’s all about. To accommodate that change into the current lifestyle. Accepting it makes the transition easier. Further as the brood increases with children, lifestyle will change more. A loud jarring tv channel with constant swaps, or a fight for the remote may replace a quiet evening watching your favorite Tv channel. That’s absolutely fine. Maybe an occasional quiet evening someday will help in rejuvenating.   Balance and not juggle: Most people get confused between balancing and juggling. Juggling is doing too many things at the same time whereas balancing is the art of prioritizing and doing things one by one. A work life balance is achieved when a bit of priority is marked to certain activities. Anything that […]

Work-Life Balance – Quiz

    Image: You hear about work-life balance all the time, but what does it really mean, and how do you know if you’ve achieved it? “Work-life balance describes a condition when a person is able to manage responsibilities from both work and life in a healthy, productive way,” said Dr. Joanie Connell, psychologist and founder of “Flexible Work Solutions”. “From an individual’s point of view, it means having a job that meets personal demands and having personal demands that don’t interfere with work demands,” Connell said. “From an employer’s perspective, it means offering jobs and a work environment where employees can meet the needs of their personal lives.” And establishing a good work-life balance can be more important than you realize, Connell said. In fact, a lack of work-life balance, which leads to increased stress in employees, can have a huge impact on both employees and employers, she noted. “Examples of costs of long-term stress for the employee include more colds and flu due to a compromised immune system, irritability, depression, headaches, gastrointestinal disorders, infertility and heart disease, just to name a few,” Connell said. “Examples of costs for the employer include absenteeism, turnover, health care insurance and disability, as well as accidents on the job.” Not having a good work-life balance can also contribute to failed relationships, divorce and estrangement from family members, Connell added. Plus, it can affect your performance and cause you to lose your job entirely. And if you’re a business owner or an important […]